Aperture Masters of Photography

Henri Cartier-bresson

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Aperture Foundation

ISBN: 9781597112871

Category: Photography

Page: 95

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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.
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Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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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.
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The Mind's Eye

Writings on Photography and Photographers

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Michael L. Sand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 109

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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.
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Dorothea Lange

Aperture Masters of Photography

Author: Dorothea Lange,Linda Gordon

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597112956

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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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.
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Photography

Foundations for Art & Design : the Creative Photography Handbook

Author: Mark Galer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240520505

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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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
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The Photography Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714844886

Category: Photography

Page: 512

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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.
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The Age of the Avant-Garde

1956-1972

Author: Hilton Kramer

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412808340

Category: Social Science

Page: 565

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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.
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On Slowness

Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

Author: Lutz Koepnick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538251

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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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.
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