Aperture Masters of Photography

Henri Cartier-bresson
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Clément Chéroux
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
ISBN: 9781597112871
Category: Photography
Page: 95
View: 3988
Aperture is pleased to present the elegantly updated and refreshed Henri Cartier-Bresson edition of the Aperture Masters of Photography Series. With an introduction by notable curator Clément Chéroux, this edition includes new, image-by-image commentary and a chronology of this influential and iconic artist's life. Initially presented as the History of Photography Series in 1976, the first volume of the Masters of Photography Series featured Cartier-Bresson and was edited by legendary French publisher Robert Delpire, who cofounded the series with Aperture's own Michael Hoffman. In this redesigned and expanded version of the classic Aperture book, we have kept the majority of the selection of images from the original series which Cartier-Bresson himself created with Delpire, encapsulating the spontaneity and intuition for which this legendary photographer is so celebrated.

The Mind's Eye

Writings on Photography and Photographers
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Michael L. Sand
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 109
View: 6562
The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have appeared sporadically over the past forty-five years, are gathered here for the first time. Several have never before appeared in English. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times, which ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that he brings to his photography. Cartier-Bresson remains as direct and insightful as ever in his writings. His commentary on photographer friends he has known-including Robert Capa, André Kertész, Ernst Haas, and Sarah Moon-reveal the impassioned and compassionate vision for which Cartier-Bresson is beloved.

Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Clément Chéroux
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Photography
Page: 159
View: 9425
Born in 1908 in France, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Early on he adopted the versatile 35mm format and helped develop the popular “street photography” style, influencing generations of photographers that followed. In his own words, he expressed that “the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. . . . It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.” In 1947 Cartier-Bresson founded Magnum Photos with four other photographers. August 22 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The Age of the Avant-Garde

Author: Hilton Kramer
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412808340
Category: Social Science
Page: 565
View: 5898
This comprehensive book collects a sizable selection of his early essays and reviews published in Artforum, Commentary, Arts Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Times, and thus constituted his first complete statement about art and the art world.The principal focus is on the artists and movements of the last hundred years: the Age of the Avant-Garde that begins in the nineteenth century with Realism and Impressionism. Most of the major artists of this rich period, from Monet and Degas to Jackson Pollock and Claes Oldenburg, are discussed and often drastically revaluated. A brilliant introductory essay traces the rise and fall of the avant-garde as a historical phenomenon, and examines some of the cultural problems which the collapse of the avant-garde poses for the future of art. In addition, there are chapters on art critics, museums, the relation of avant-garde art to radical politics, and on the growth of photography as a fine art.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

à propos de Paris : written for the exhibition Paris à vue d’oeil
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Vera Feyder,André Pieyre de Mandiargues
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500280232
Category: Paris
Page: 167
View: 3700
'À Propos de Paris' presents the photographer's personal selection of more than 130 of his best photographs of Paris, taken over more than 50 years and reaching far beyond the clichés of tourism and popular myth.

The Photography Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714844886
Category: Photography
Page: 512
View: 6197
This is an unsurpassed collection of 500 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-19th century to today, arranged alphabetically by photographer, from pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre to icons such as Robert Capa, to innovative and emerging photographers around the world. Original.


Foundations for Art & Design : the Creative Photography Handbook
Author: Mark Galer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240520505
Category: Photography
Page: 224
View: 3551
Photography: Foundations for Art and Design is the perfect introductory guide for those of you learning the basics of photography. Offering a clear and well-illustrated structured approach to the tools and techniques, it will also guide you through the important aspects of photography as a means of self-expression and communication. The main focus is setting a comprehensive list of objectives and resources for clarity at the outset. A series of sequential study exercises intended as independent learning resources are provided and each exercise will help you to build design skills, teach you how to properly research, and execute work in a systematic manner. This new edition includes more digital information and also an entire new chapter on Still Life. Support materials are provided on the companion website: http://books.elsevier.com/companions/9780240520506/ * This unique book covers both digital and film photography * This edition now in full color to focus on more eye catching photographs! * New layout for easier reading and clearer comprehension * All new images to teach and inspire * Additional chapter on Still Life Photography

On Slowness

Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary
Author: Lutz Koepnick
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538251
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
View: 5837
Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes we understand slowness as a strategy of the contemporary—a decidedly modern practice that gazes firmly at and into the present's velocity. As he engages with late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century art, photography, video, film, and literature, Koepnick explores slowness as a critical medium to intensify our temporal and spatial experiences. Slowness helps us register the multiple layers of time, history, and motion that constitute our present. It offers a timely (and untimely) mode of aesthetic perception and representation that emphasizes the openness of the future and undermines any conception of the present as a mere replay of the past. Discussing the photography and art of Janet Cardiff, Olafur Eliasson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Michael Wesely; the films of Peter Weir and Tom Tykwer; the video installations of Douglas Gordon, Willie Doherty, and Bill Viola; and the fiction of Don DeLillo, Koepnick shows how slowness can carve out spaces within processes of acceleration that allow us to reflect on alternate temporalities and durations.

Dorothea Lange

Aperture Masters of Photography
Author: Dorothea Lange,Linda Gordon
Publisher: Aperture
ISBN: 9781597112956
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 2574
The Aperture Masters of Photography Series has become a touchstone of Apertures longstanding commitment to introducing the history and art of photography to a broader public. Each volume provides an ongoing comprehensive view of the artists who have helped shape the medium. Initially presented as the History of Photography Series in 1976, the first volume featured Henri Cartier-Bresson and was edited by legendary French publisher Robert Delpire, who cofounded the series with Apertures own Michael Hoffman. Twenty volumes have been published in total, each of them devoted to an image-maker whose achievements have accorded them vital importance in the history of photography. Each volume presents an evocative selection of the photographers lifes work, introduced with a foreword by a notable curator or historian of each artist. The series will be relaunched in Fall 2014, beginning with books on Paul Strand and Dorothea Lange, elegantly updated and refreshed for todays photography-hungry audiences, and introducing new, image-by-image commentary and chronologies of the artists lives for each of the previously published titles. The series will also include entirely new titles on individual artists. The Aperture Masters of Photography Series is an unparalleled library of both historical and contemporary photographers, and serves as an accessible compilation for anyone studying the history of photography.

Photographers on Photographers

Author: Eve Arnold,Richard Avedon,Harry M. Callahan,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Helen Levitt,Eikō Hosoe,Michael L. Sand,Inge Morath
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 80
View: 6131
A group of master photographers--including Richard Avedon, Inge Morath, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others--have each chosen images by a photographer whose work they feel deserves wider attention. Included are interviews and commentary explaining why the selected artists have made an impact on these photographers' lives. In turn, the volume presents significant images by the masters themselves, creating a dialogue of influence and inspiration. 60 photos.

Die Kunst der Photographie

Author: Daniela Palazzoli
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography, Artistic
Page: N.A
View: 6582

Die Amerikaner

Author: Robert Frank,Jack Kerouac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783865216588
Category: United States
Page: 180
View: 5701

Willy Ronis

Author: Paul Ryan,Willy Ronis
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714893020
Page: 127
View: 3298

Masters of Photography

Author: Daniela Mrázková
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photographers
Page: 264
View: 878

Nine Masters of Photography

Opening Exhibition 25 September-29 October 1989
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photographers
Page: 43
View: 2838

Intimate Metropolis

Urban Subjects in the Modern City
Author: Vittoria Di Palma,Diana Periton,Marina Lathouri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134120443
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
View: 6830
Intimate Metropolis explores connections between the modern city, its architecture, and its citizens, by questioning traditional conceptualizations of public and private. Rather than focusing purely on public spaces—such as streets, cafés, gardens, or department stores—or on the domestic sphere, the book investigates those spaces and practices that engage both the urban and the domestic, the public and the private. The legal, political and administrative frameworks of urban life are seen as constituting private individuals’ sense of self, in a wide range of European and world cities from Amsterdam and Barcelona to London and Chicago. Providing authoritative new perspectives on individual citizenship as it relates to both public and private space, in-depth case studies of major European, American and other world cities and written by an international set of contributors, this volume is key reading for all students of architecture.

Sudden Genius?

The Gradual Path to Creative Breakthroughs
Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199569959
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 371
View: 1911
Genius and breakthroughs appear to involve something magical. Andrew Robinson looks at what science does, and does not, know about exceptional creativity, and applies it to the stories of ten breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, including Curie's discovery of radium and Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro.


Children of War
Author: Carole Naggar,David Seymour
Publisher: Umbrage Editions Incorporated
ISBN: 9781884167836
Category: Photography
Page: 144
View: 9297
An unprecedented collection of photographs by David Seymour (Chim), shot for the newly formed UNICEF post-World War II.

Contemporary Photographers

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photographers
Page: N.A
View: 4244

The Common Cause

Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900-1955
Author: Leela Gandhi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602007X
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 8586
Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in The Common Cause, Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning. Gandhi identifies a shared culture of perfectionism across imperialism, fascism, and liberalism—an ethic that excluded the ordinary and unexceptional. But, she also illuminates an ethic of moral imperfectionism, a set of anticolonial, antifascist practices devoted to ordinariness and abnegation that ranged from doomed mutinies in the Indian military to Mahatma Gandhi’s spiritual discipline. Reframing the way we think about some of the most consequential political events of the era, Gandhi presents moral imperfectionism as the lost tradition of global democratic thought and offers it to us as a key to democracy’s future. In doing so, she defends democracy as a shared art of living on the other side of perfection and mounts a postcolonial appeal for an ethics of becoming common.