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Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection

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This is the first book to reproduce the definitive set of 937 rarely seen and classic images by Robert Capa (1913-54), one of the most influential documentary photographers of the twentieth century. Capa, a founding member of Magnum photographic agency, had the mind of a passionate and committed journalist and the eye of an artist. His lifework, consisting of more than 70,000 negatives, constitutes an unparalleled documentation of a crucial 22-year period (1932-54), encompassing some of the most catastrophic and dramatic events of the last century. This book represents the most definitive selection of Capa’s work ever published – 937 photographs meticulously selected by his brother Cornell Capa (himself a noted Life photographer), and his biographer, Richard Whelan. The photographs, arranged in chronological order as stories and accompanied by brief commentaries, reveal the dramatic shifts in location and subject matter that Capa experienced from day to day – from war-torn Israel to Pablo Picasso on a sunny beach in France, and from Ernest Hemingway carousing in London to Capa’s historic images of the Allied landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy in 1944.

Product details
Paperback: 572 pages
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd (14 Oct 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0714844497
ISBN-13: 978-0714844497
Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 25.1 x 4.4 cm

Robert Doisneau: Paris

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Doisneaus work immortalized the magic of Paris for posterity; this stunning compact edition, edited by the artists daughters, includes over six hundred photographs. Doisneau is celebrated for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuances that have brought enduring popular appeal to his photojournalism. This collection pairs aesthetically-composed photographs alongside snapshots that offer a more personal account of Doisneaus Paris. Organized thematically, this bookunprecedented in scopegives an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and amid the crowds of Parisians who live in and define their magical city. An enchanting cross-section of Parisian life by one of the photographers who best captured its many charms. The New York Times, 2005

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion (27 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2080301179
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080301178
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 19.9 x 3.3 cm