Evelyn Hofer has photographed famous contemporaries and ordinary people in the Basque region, and recently, this passionate portrait photographer has turned married couples and people on the street into her subjects. But Hofer can also wait patiently for hours until her frame contains no people at all. Then she adds the pure beauty of the countryside or a venerable old building to a stark and timeless composition. Throughout her long photographic career, Hofer has sought both motion and stillness and balanced and revealed these qualities through the most diverse moments. This extensive monograph on the varied facets of her life's work shows her warm-hearted and incorruptible look at people and their surroundings. Containing photographs from Florence, London, Spain, New York, Washington, Dublin and Paris, along with a wealth of portraits, landscapes and architectural photography, this book concludes with Hofer's most recently completed work, a series of picturesque still lifes.
Guy Bourdin's surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages of international fashion magazines in the 1970s. His revolutionary ad campaign for Charles Jourdan shoes fascinated readers with photographs as provocative and edgy today as they were almost three decades ago. Bourdin's influence on modern photography is sweeping and far-reaching -- yet he died in 1991 without ever having published a collection of his work. Now his son, Samuel Bourdin, working with creative director Fernando Delgado, has created this gorgeous overview of some of the finest images from his father's legacy. The powerful images are accompanied by a foreword by writer and critic Luc Sante, and a biographical essay by Michel Guerrin, photography critic of Le Monde.
1896, 4to. Boards bound as a fall-down-back box, full-bound blue cloth with black and gilt decoration. Box holds 22 black and white photographic plates of Flensburg, from originals by Dreesen. Boards edgeworn with dust soil on edges. Some rubbing and fraying to corners. Photographs clean with occasional finger smudge on edge.