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The lat­est and best books from the world of pho­tog­ra­phy. By the AP team

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Vogue: The Cov­ers (Up­dated) By Dodie Kazan­jian, Abrams, £45, 304 pages, hard­back, ISBN 978-1-41972-753-5

THIS is cer­tainly a book you won’t mis­lay eas­ily – it’s an up­dated ver­sion of Vogue: The Cov­ers, fea­tur­ing a knock­out im­age of Ri­hanna ‘dressed’ in one of the skimp­i­est out­fits in his­tory. The up­dates in­clude every cover since 2010, fea­tur­ing such mil­len­nial he­roes as Kim and Kanye, Lena Dun­ham and Michelle Obama. For fans of vin­tage Vogue, the book also fea­tures clas­sic cov­ers from the past 125 years, many from be­fore the 1940s (when il­lus­tra­tions were the norm). So many great pho­tog­ra­phers have shot Vogue’s cover such as Richard Ave­don, Irv­ing Penn, Bruce We­ber, Herb Ritts and An­nie Lei­bovitz. This book is a fas­ci­nat­ing chron­i­cle of chang­ing tastes in fash­ion, and how pho­tog­ra­phers re­sponded to this while at the same time pre­serv­ing their unique cre­ative vi­sion and keep­ing Vogue’s for­mi­da­ble ed­i­tors happy. It’s not par­tic­u­larly cheap at £45, but is beau­ti­fully pro­duced and de­signed, and in­cludes four new frame­able cover prints that can be re­moved from the back of the book. Ge­off Harris ★★★★ ★

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