Ed van der Elsken - Jazz - 1959

Description
Ed van der Elsken - Jazz - 1959
Music, Photography - Quantity: 1

Authors: Jan Vrijman, Hugo Claus, Simon Carmiggelt and others.
17.5 × 18.5 cm - 116 pp.

Van der Elsken’s Jazz is a beautiful collection of classic black-and-white photographs of jazz musicians. With photos of, among others, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) was one of the greatest Dutch photographers and documentary filmmakers of the 20th century. He was a unique figure. As a street photographer he went to cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Tokyo searching for self-conscious people, pretty girls and defiant youths. Van der Elsken’s photos and films are strong in form, undeniably rooted in their time, but at the same time always timeless. Ed van der Elsken knew how to document the ‘Zeitgeist’ and influence it. He developed a direct, unconventional and personal style in his work. Van der Elsken’s presence is always visible in his work, contact was essential for him to create an image. He also often staged a situation being the playful dynamic art director that he was.

Shipping: registered parcel with track and trace.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Music, Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Ed van der Elsken
Book Title
Jazz
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
1959
Edition
Reprint
Language
Dutch
Original language
Yes
Publisher
De Bezige Bij Amsterdam / Editions 77 Paris
Binding/ Material
Hardback
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