Book:Observations, Photographs by Richard Avedon Comments by Truman Capote
Design: Alexey Brodovitch
This spread is from one of the most interesting photography books I have ever seen.
Almost the entire book has this simplistic and incredibly elegant look. I especially like this spread. I think the contrast and positioning of the two images make it a very dramatic and beautiful composition. The John Huston image is much bigger, and incredibly expressive. The Hitchckock image is much smaller and almost motionless.
In my view this very simple example of contrast has far reaching implications that apply not only to photography but to all other forms of art and design.