Robert Doisneau

The Vogue Years

Author: Robert Doisneau,Edmonde Charles-Roux

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080203175

Category: Photography

Page: 360

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From high-society balls and fashion shoots to portraits of artists and scenes from urban life in France, this handsome volume--which features an open spine binding so that it lays flat to show off the photographs to their best advantage--showcases Doisneau's best photographs for Vogue Paris. Celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau worked for Vogue from 1949 until 1965, illustrating a postwar France filled with a renewed zest for life. His little-known images of haute couture featured models like Brigitte Bardot and Bettina, who he photographed in the studio and out on the streets. He chronicled the members of the caf� society in their stately homes and at glamorous costume galas, dancing the night away. Best known for his humanist approach, he masterfully captured scenes from everyday life--from the grace of a wedding procession over a footbridge to the petulance of a child impatient for cake. Doisneau's photographs captured the spirit of the era and featured celebrities like Karen Blixen, Picasso, Colette, and Jean Cocteau, as well as jazz musicians, movie stars, and humble craftsmen at work. Legendary Vogue editor in chief Edmonde Charles-Roux's personal homage to the photographer--who was her friend and colleague--offers intimate insight into the man behind the camera, as complex and beautiful as the people and places he immortalized.
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Doisneau

Author: Robert Doisneau

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080300645

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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Shares intimate photography of the private lives of seventy-five forefront artists working in Paris between 1937 and today, in a visual record that includes images of such figures as Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and Le Corbusier.
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Nostalgia in Vogue

Author: Eve MacSweeney,Anna Wintour

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847836819

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Vogue fashion photography with essays drawn from the magazine's Nostalgia column.
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The Best of Doisneau

Paris

Author: Robert Doisneau

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080202178

Category: Photography

Page: 190

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Robert Doisneaus playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. Doisneaus ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance has given enduring popular appeal to his work. In this new volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians. Workers, paupers, lovers, jugglers, children, dancers Doisneaus lens captures all, in myriad lights and moods. Sometimes humorous, often ironic, and unfailingly tender, his iconic oeuvre reflects the Paris of our dreams. This pocket edition features 175 photographs, including thirty previously unpublished images, that capture the essence of Paris. Composed, structured images appear alongside impromptu snapshots of Parisian life, demonstrating the range of Doisneaus talent as both artist and photojournalist.
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Robert Doisneau: Musicians

Author: Robert Doisneau,Clementine Doroudille

Publisher: Flammarion

ISBN: 9782080203748

Category:

Page: 192

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Previously unpublished photographs and iconic portraits of musicians from the 1950s through the 1980s offer a new perspective on Doisneau's remarkable talent. Master photographer Robert Doisneau's passion for the joyful energy inherent in the music world comes alive in images that cover the musical spectrum, from classical and jazz to be-bop to the roots of modern rap and alternative rock. With camera in hand, Doisneau crisscrossed Paris to capture intimate moments with star musicians such as Eartha Kitt in a jazz club, Django Reinhardt at home, and Yehudi Menuhin backstage, or with locals at a neighborhood dance or jamming in a brass band. His portraits were commissioned for stars from Juliette Gréco to Charles Aznavour to Claude François, and a new generation of musicians in the 1980s including Rita Mitsouko and Les Négresses Vertes. This book--curated by the photographer's granddaughter to accompany an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris--includes more than one hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, that showcase the artist's mastery in editing, special effects, photomontage, collage, photo distortions, and splits.
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Vogue Weddings

Brides, Dresses, Designers

Author: Hamish Bowles

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307957063

Category: Photography

Page: 372

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Culled from the last five decades of Vogue, a sumptuous collection of 400 color and black-and-white photographs of weddings and wedding dresses includes images taken by such celebrated photographers as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton and Annie Liebovitz.
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Robert Doisneau

a photographer's life

Author: Peter Hamilton

Publisher: Abbeville Pr

ISBN: 9780789200204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8765

A biography of the French photographer, who spoke only French and never photographed outside France's borders, discussing his work with the Renault company as well as his freelance works
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Slim Aarons

a place in the sun

Author: Slim Aarons,Christopher Sweet

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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A compelling array of 250 full-color photographs captures the opulent world of the rich and famous and the international elite, including Aristotle Onassis, C. Z. Guest, the Aga Khan, Truman Capote, and other Hollywood notables, celebrities, royalty, moguls, and other luminaries, in the sequel to Slim Aarons--Once Upon a Time.
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Dreaming in French

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis

Author: Alice Kaplan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226424405

Category: History

Page: 272

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A year in Paris . . . since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All three women would go on to become icons, key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life, but when they embarked for France, they were young, little-known, uncertain about their future, and drawn to the culture, sophistication, and drama that only Paris could offer. Yet their backgrounds and their dreams couldn’t have been more different. Jacqueline Bouvier was a twenty-year-old debutante, a Catholic girl from a wealthy East Coast family. Susan Sontag was twenty-four, a precocious Jewish intellectual from a North Hollywood family of modest means, and Paris was a refuge from motherhood, a failing marriage, and graduate work in philosophy at Oxford. Angela Davis, a French major at Brandeis from a prominent African American family in Birmingham, Alabama, found herself the only black student in her year abroad program—in a summer when all the news from Birmingham was of unprecedented racial violence. Kaplan takes readers into the lives, hopes, and ambitions of these young women, tracing their paths to Paris and tracking the discoveries, intellectual adventures, friendships, and loves that they found there. For all three women, France was far from a passing fancy; rather, Kaplan shows, the year abroad continued to influence them, a significant part of their intellectual and cultural makeup, for the rest of their lives. Jackie Kennedy carried her love of France to the White House and to her later career as a book editor, bringing her cultural and linguistic fluency to everything from art and diplomacy to fashion and historic restoration—to the extent that many, including Jackie herself, worried that she might seem “too French.” Sontag found in France a model for the life of the mind that she was determined to lead; the intellectual world she observed from afar during that first year in Paris inspired her most important work and remained a key influence—to be grappled with, explored, and transcended—the rest of her life. Davis, meanwhile, found that her Parisian vantage strengthened her sense of political exile from racism at home and brought a sense of solidarity with Algerian independence. For her, Paris was a city of political commitment, activism, and militancy, qualities that would deeply inform her own revolutionary agenda and soon make her a hero to the French writers she had once studied. Kaplan, whose own junior year abroad played a prominent role in her classic memoir, French Lessons, spins these three quite different stories into one evocative biography, brimming with the ferment and yearnings of youth and shot through with the knowledge of how a single year—and a magical city—can change a whole life. No one who has ever dreamed of Paris should miss it.
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Paris Vogue

covers 1920-2009

Author: Sonia Rachline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 207

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Vogue is eccentric, amusing, and nonconformist. Vogue is provocative and avant-garde: it breaks with convention. This book brings together in one volume some ninety years' worth of iconic Paris Vogue covers, both illustrated and photographic. A magazine that has documented trends for nearly a century provides an archive full of more than pretty pictures: these images record the history of style and chic, of trends in fashion and design, as well as the month-to-month whims of popular culture. Among the covers are creations by some of the greatest artists of their era: distinguished illustrators such as Lepape, Gruau, and Benito, and photographers like Man Ray, Steichen, Newton, Bourdin, and Testino. Here, too, are iconic faces: Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Kate Moss, and more.
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Paris

Author: Robert Doisneau

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 2080301179

Category: Photography

Page: 393

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Organized thematically, this book takes us on a tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and through the crowds of Parisians who define their beloved city. Over 500 photos, many of which have never before been published, are assembled in this volume to create a unique portrait of Paris.
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The Gardener of Versailles

My Life in the World's Grandest Garden

Author: Alain Baraton

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847842703

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

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INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist For gardening aficionados and Francophiles, a love letter to the Versailles Palace and grounds, from the man who knows them best. In Alain Baraton's Versailles, every grove tells a story. As the gardener-in-chief, Baraton lives on its grounds, and since 1982 he has devoted his life to the gardens, orchards, and fields that were loved by France's kings and queens as much as the palace itself. His memoir captures the essence of the connection between gardeners and the earth they tend, no matter how humble or grand. With the charm of a natural storyteller, Baraton weaves his own path as a gardener with the life of the Versailles grounds, and his role overseeing its team of eighty gardeners tending to 350,000 trees and thirty miles of walkways on 2,100 acres. He richly evokes this legendary place and the history it has witnessed but also its quieter side that he feels privileged to know. The same gardens that hosted the lavish lawn parties of Louis XIV and the momentous meeting between Marie Antoinette and the Cardinal de Rohan remain enchanted, private places where visitors try to get themselves locked in at night, lovers go looking for secluded hideaways, and elegant grandmothers secretly make cuttings to take back to their own gardens. A tremendous best seller in France, The Gardener of Versailles gives an unprecedentedly intimate view of one of the grandest places on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
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You Are Here

Around the World in 92 Minutes

Author: Chris Hadfield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447278615

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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In You Are Here, celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us the really big picture: this is our home, as seen from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield's news-making Twitter feed from the International Space Station thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos. But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning. Now, through photographs - many of which have never been shared - Hadfield unveils a fresh and insightful look at our planet. He sees astonishing detail and importance in these images, not just because he's spent months in space but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology allows him to reveal the photos' mysteries. Featuring Hadfield's favourite images, You Are Here is divided by continent and represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. Surprising, thought-provoking and visually delightful, it opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.
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Beverly Hills

The First 100 Years

Author: Robert S. Anderson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847843411

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

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A comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated history of the legendary city and its houses, parks, and gardens, from its founding to today. Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years celebrates this city on the advent of its centennial. Famous for its movie stars and beautiful homes, its lush gardens and glorious weather, Beverly Hills has lived in our collective imagination as a paradise. This volume is an illustrated history of the city with a focus on the homes, gardens, parks, clubs, estates, and civic structures built to serve and house its storied residents. Exhaustively researched, Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years is a first-of-its-kind feast of glamorous images and exclusive stories culled from, among other sources, the author’s unmatched personal collection and includes, as well, an abundance of new photography commissioned especially for the book. A photographic tour de force and a compelling, unprecedented document, Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years offers us, as never before, the history of this great city.
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Great Pubs of London

Pocket Edition

Author: George Dailey

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 9783791385143

Category:

Page: 240

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Brimming with gorgeous photos and witty text, this elegant book celebrates London's most renowned and historic pubs. For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London's cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions--from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special; their place in London's history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as "on the wagon" and "one for the road" to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the "Bucket of Blood", and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a "great rambling queer old place". Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle's favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.
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Edward Steichen

Lives in Photography

Author: William A. Ewing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museum curators

Page: 335

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Edward Steichen (18791973) is unquestionably one of the most prolific, versatile, influential and indeed controversial names in the history of photography. This volume, published to accompany the first posthumous European retrospective of his work, traces Steichens career trajectory from his early Pictorialist beginnings to his time working with Condé Nast and his Directorship at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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Vogue: The Editor's Eye

Author: Conde Nast

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419704406

Category: Design

Page: 416

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Vogue: The Editor's Eye celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping America's sense of style since the magazine's launch 120 years ago. Drawing onVogue's exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazine's legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who collaborated with photographers, stylists, and designers to create the images that have had an indelible impact on the fashion world and beyond. Featuring the work of world-renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Annie Leibovitz and model/muses, including Marilyn Monroe, Verushka, and Linda Evangelista,The Editor's Eye is a lavishly illustrated look at the visionary editors whose works continue to reverberate in the culture today. Praise for Vogue: The Editor's Eye: Selected in “Guide to coffee table books as holiday gifts.” —Associated Press “What makes a great fashion image? A new book, The Editor's Eye, celebrates the work of Vogue's boundary-pushing fashion editors.” —Vogue “Vogue: The Editor's Eye is the perfect gift book for anyone with an interest in fashion or photography or brilliant book design. No electronic tablet yet created can duplicate the sheer visual pleasure of paging through this gorgeous book.” —Connecticut Post “Told via in-depth interviews with each of these visionaries, Vogue: The Editor's Eye gives a glimpse into the process, proving that the magazine's cutting-edge fashion spreads are as much about editorial point of view as they are about model-photographer-designer collaboration.” —BookPage.com “Vogue: The Editor's Eye tells how the vision, creativity (and let's not forget lavish budgets) possessed by eight fashion editors from 1947 to the present have produced the striking layouts that are the magazine's signature.” —The Denver Post
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The Essential Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene

50 Sessions

Author: Joshua Greene

Publisher: Antique Collector's Club

ISBN: 9781851498673

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 368

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"Milton H. Greene (1922-1985), famous for his fashion photography and celebrity portraits from the golden age of Hollywood, met Marilyn Monroe on a photo shoot for Look magazine in 1953. The pair developed an instant rapport, quickly becoming close friends and ultimately business partners.Greene passed in 1985, thinking his life's work was succumbing to the ravages of time. His eldest son, Joshua, began a journey to meticulously restore his father's legacy. After spending nearly two decades restoring his father's archive, Joshua Greene and his company are widely regarded as one of the leaders in photographic restoration and have been at the forefront of the digital imaging and large-format printing revolution. Now Joshua Greene, in conjunction with Iconic Images, presents 'The Essential Marilyn Monroe, Milton H. Greene: 50 Sessions'. With 280 photographs, including many never-before published and unseen images, newly scanned and restored classics, as well as images that have appeared only once in publication, Greene's Marilyn Monroe archive can finally be viewed as it was originally intended when these pictures were first produced more than 60 years ago. These classic sessions - 50 in all - cover Monroe at the height of her astonishing beauty and meteoric fame. From film-sets to the bedroom, at home and at play, Joshua has curated a lasting tribute to the work of a great photographer and his greatest muse"--Publisher's description.
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Jimmy Nelson

Homage to Humanity

Author: Jimmy Nelson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847862143

Category: Photography

Page: 528

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Photographer Jimmy Nelson has traveled the world with his camera, visiting some of its most remote and ancient cultures: the resulting images will uplift us individually, unite us spiritually and celebrate our diversity yet common humanity. The new global language is not Chinese, English or Spanish. Jimmy Nelson believes it is the visual language of photography. His travels to visit native peoples within small remote communities have become addictive. The bright, colourful, ecstatic feeling that comes through in the resulting photographs is in sharp contrast to a world that sometimes feels emotionally beige. They demonstrate the unique beauty of all the varieties of human life for the viewers and the subjects alike. It is the story he wants to tell and share with the world. The parallels between the biodiversity of the planet and its cultural diversity are very clear. Our ethnodiversity, our 'ethnosphere', must also be protected. It is the sum total and manifestation of all the thoughts, dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations and intuitions produced by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. It is all that we have created through our endeavours as a wildly inquisitive and astonishingly adaptive species. In short, it is humanity's greatest legacy. We all come from the same source and together we are going through an amazing period of cultural evolution. Peoples with unique cultural identities need to be truly and effectively respected, cherished and supported, for them and for all of us If we are to do so we will all need some of the humility, vulnerability, kindness, generosity and good humour that comes through in these arresting images. E X P L O R E T H E C O M P A N I O N A P P A VR viewer will be included with every copy of Homage to Humanity. To accompany Homage to Humanity, Jimmy Nelson and his team have created a companion mobile app. It is a remarkable record of their journeys on a state-of-the-art platform, with immersive 360 films, behind-the-scenes footage, storytelling and more. Each image in this book has hidden, digital layers. Go even deeper into Jimmy Nelson's photographs with exciting additional material that will bring you new insights into his work, and new perspectives on the lives of the people he visited.
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