Paris

Paris As a photographer Robert Doisneau is known for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance that imbued his photojournalism with an enduring popular appeal The unprecedented scope of

  • Title: Paris
  • Author: Robert Doisneau
  • ISBN: 9782080304919
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As a photographer, Robert Doisneau is known for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance that imbued his photojournalism with an enduring popular appeal The unprecedented scope of this collection provides the opportunity to study his composed, aesthetically structured images alongside his snapshots, which offer a anecdotal account of DoisneaAs a photographer, Robert Doisneau is known for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance that imbued his photojournalism with an enduring popular appeal The unprecedented scope of this collection provides the opportunity to study his composed, aesthetically structured images alongside his snapshots, which offer a anecdotal account of Doisneau s Paris Organized thematically, the book leads us on an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and through the crowds of Parisians who define their beloved city More than 600 photographs many rare, forgotten, and previously unpublished are assembled in this beautiful volume to create a unique portrait of Paris From toddlers scrambling to cross rue de Rivoli to fresh faced accordionists, from elegant dog walkers to exuberant roller skaters, and from the indelible kiss in front of the H tel de Ville to cyclists beneath the Eiffel Tower, the magic of Paris in black and white is a timeless treasure The photographs, edited by Doisneau s daughter, are complemented by citations from the photographer himself, which reveal his profound fascination with the city where he lived and worked.

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    1. This immense collection of French photographer Robert Doisneau spans decades of his life. From the pre-WWII years of cafés, the opening of the Eiffel tower, Folies Bergére to the French Resistance during the war years and on into the 70s, these marvelous pictures show Paris in all its glory. The rich and famous are here, the artists, café-goers, can-can dancers and all the well-known Parisian regulars. But there are also the average people - shopping, working and enjoying their marvelous city [...]

    2. Robert Doisneau was an astonishing photographer, with apparently effortless skill. This book is filled with hundreds of his photographs, many of which have never been published before. If you are looking for a book of his most well-known and popular images, then this is not recommended. However, if like me you are an admirer of his work, and want to see practically all the photographs of his that remain, then get this book.

    3. I don't know a lot about photography (I just pretend to) but I loved going through this book. Paris already has such a magical quality about it and Doisneau's pictures made day to day Paris life really come alive. I was surprised to find the simple black and white photos so mesmerizing. Even the quotations taken from Doisneau's journals really added to the book - they were insightful and showed the photographer's deep relationship with his city.

    4. What an amazing collection of photographs. Doisneau had a gift for capturing the everyday moment with charm and could raise it to art. I probably will have to own a copy of this one, i've loved looking through it again and again.

    5. Great images interspersed with the photographer's thoughts. A really great view of Paris from between the wars to the mid-eighties. My first Doisneau book but it won't be my last.

    6. So many of his images I'd never seen before all in one volume, and some of the back story to the characters in them.

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