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The history and representation of photography meet here on three levels: (1) chapters - set the chronological & intellectual framework and provide historical & aesthetic analysis; (2) dossiers -provide a cross-section of the real corpus; (3) boxes - provide precise, scientific information & articulate historic moments, figures and technique. Color/b&w photographs. 775p.
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Germaine Krull

By Michel Frizot

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Germaine Krull (1897–1985) made a name for herself in avant-garde photography in the period between the two World Wars. After attending photography school in Munich, she launched her career in Berlin, and later worked in Paris and Monte Carlo. During World War II, her leftist political beliefs led her to spend time in Brazil and French Equatorial Africa, and afterward she traveled to Southeast Asia and later settled in Northern India. She was a remarkable artist who was a pioneer in her field, particularly in regard to the development of the photographic book and photojournalism. This exhibition catalogue reveals how Krull balanced her avant-garde, artistic vision and her active role in the media, highlighting more than 150 images produced between 1924 and 1945, some of which appeared in her monographic books and others of which were produced for commercial publication. This major overview of Krull’s work and career sheds new light on one of the great female photographers of the 20th century.
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Koudelka

By Josef Koudelka

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(London). (2006). Square 4to. 1st English edition. Nice, clean copy. A touch of tanning to d.j. margins. NF/VG.
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Uneven yellowing to the covers. French text.
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Photo Trouvee

By Michel Frizot

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Text is in French. A unique collection of 285 amateur photographs, found, collected, and edited by the renowned French photohistorian, Michel Frizot. The book, billed 'an anthropology of the ordinary', includes personal records of universal experiences by now-anonymous photographers - a child's first hesitant steps, the tranquility of a siesta, a soap bubble on the point of bursting - which resonate emotionally with any viewer. Carefully sequenced, the pictures are placed according to their atmosphere and rhythm to create a book sure to attract attention. Illus., 19 in color/266 b&w photos. 320p.
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[Photofile]. Originally the innovation/invention of John Heartfield and George Grosz, engineer-artists who in 1916 brought photogragraphic images together according to new aesthetic rules. This collection shows the extent of the application of the varying principles of photomontage to revolutionary art, i.e., Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism, propaganda, advertising and graphic design. With two texts, 'The Lying Camera' and 'The Ancestry of Photomontage.' Biographies. Illus., black-and-white photographic reproductions. Unpgd. Ex-library stamp to FFEP.
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From March 21, 1928, to May 29, 1940, more than 600 issues of the French weekly magazine VU were published. VU initiated and developed the idea that extensive use of photography could produce an objective view of the world, like a movie newsreel on paper. The magazine covered an eclectic range of subjects including politics and current events, social issues, discoveries, disasters, the arts, sport, entertainment: anything that would surprise or delight. VU also made use of photomontage as a stte-of-the-art vehicle for pointed political or social citicism. This anthology offers a superb snapshot of an entire era, providing an unparalleled insight into the emergence of modern media.
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