Aaron Siskind 100
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1576871940
One of the most important and influential artists working with photography during the twentieth century, Aaron Siskind is being celebrated on the occasion of his 100th birthday with publication of this comprehensive monograph, bringing together both well-known and never-before-published images. Siskind's prolific career spanned six decades and left its mark on both photography and painting. In 1932, at age twenty-nine, Siskind began his career as a photographer and spent the next nine years under the auspices of the New York Photo League, working on social documentary photography. Around 1940, Siskind made a shift toward abstraction and entered an art world populated by painters and sculptors. During the course of the decade, Siskind began to explore a vision that depended on the shallow plane, and utilized delicate, minimal designs. "For the first time in my life subject matter, as such, had ceased to be of primary importance," Siskind explained. "Instead I found myself involved in the relationships of these objects, so much so that the pictures turned out to be deeply moving and personal experiences." The photograph had become the object. Siskind's style of gesture and nuance, a new form of visual calligraphy, dominated his work for the next forty years, and ran parallel to the developments of his colleagues, the abstract expressionists. Siskind was not only a critical figure in modern photography, but also influenced the work of painters of that period, including Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline, and Robert Rauschenberg. Aaron Siskind 100, book and exhibition, honors the legacy of this legendary artist through six decades of an incredible photographic journey.
Hardcover ISBN: 0500974942
From the 1970s onwards, the philosopher and art critic Alair Gomes devoted himself exclusively to the development of a photographic work without equal. Within an immense erotic tableau dedicated to the beauty and nudity of the male body, his pictures secretly taken at Rio de Janeiro's beaches or from his Ipanema apartment, then fastidiously reworked and organized in sequences according to a rhythm and a "visual music," plot out a fresco of extraordinarly visual scope. Presented by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris March 14-May 27, 2001, the exhibition Alair Gomes, which brings together more then 400 images, is the most ambitious project on this artist to date. This exhibition catalogue is the first book on the oeuvre of the photographer Alair Gomes. It assembles a group of texts by Alair Gomes, Christian Caujolle, Lauro Cavalcanti and Maria Claudia Coehlo, Paulo Herkenhoff, and an interview between Joaquim Paiva and the artist.
Hardcover ISBN: 0300167814
Catalogue de l'exposition prâesentâee áa la galerie du Jeu de Paume áa Paris du 28 septembre 2010 au 6 fâevrier 2011, au Fotomuseum de Winterthur du 26 fâevrier au 15 mai 2011, au Martin-Gropius-Bau áa Berlin du 11 juin au 11 septembre 2011 et au Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum áa Budapest du 30 septembre au 31 dâecembre 2011. Andrâe Kertâesz (Budapest, 1894 - New York, 1985) n'a jamais vu son ¶uvre faire l'objet d'une vâeritable râetrospective en Europe, bien qu'il ait fait don de tous ses nâegatifs áa l'âEtat franðcais. Il est pourtant l'un des photographes majeurs du XXe siáecle tant du point de vue de la richesse de son ¶uvre que de la longâevitâe de sa carriáere. Pour la premiáere fois, une exposition monographique lui est consacrâee et le catalogue qui l'accompagne, râeunissent un ensemble consâequent d'âepreuves et de documents qui permettent d'explorer les diffâerentes âepoques de sa vie et de son parcours d'auteur. Will be available in English : ISBN: 9780300167818, Yale University Press.
The Early Years, 1970-1983
Hardcover ISBN: 3836571897
The Origins of a Legendary Photographer Annie Leibovitz's photographic breakthrough and Rolling Stone reportage For more than half a century, Annie Leibovitz has been taking culture-defining photographs. Her portraits of politicians, performers, athletes, businesspeople, and royalty make up a gallery of our time, imprinted on our collective consciousness by both the singularity of their subjects and Leibovitz
Hardcover ISBN: 1419717839
This monumental survey is the first to do justice to Cecil Beaton’s astonishing photographic career spanning six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s. To create it, Mark Holborn thoroughly explored Beaton’s vast studio archive, revealing an artist of extraordinary energy and ambition who made definitive portraits of the leading figures of his time, including Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and Mick Jagger. Beaton immerses the reader in memorable social and cultural scenes, including the ceremony of the British royal family, the society of the 1920s, the glamour of Hollywood, the drama of World War II, the high artistic bohemia of Paris and London, and the pop royalty of the 1960s. Holborn contributes an introductory essay, and Annie Leibovitz offers an appreciation of Beaton as a portrait photographer.