Robert Doisneau - Du Metier A L'Oeuvre - 2010

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Robert Doisneau - Du Metier A L'Oeuvre - 2010
Photography - Quantity: 1 - Book

Steidl, Göttingen. 2010.

First french edition, first printing.

New, mint, unread; still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's plastic foil.

Hardcover in linen (as issued). 180 x 240 mm. 221 pages. Text in french.

Perfect condition.

"Robert Doisneau is one of the most important representatives of humanistic photography. For many years he has been looked upon as the minstrel of picturesque Paris, with a charming eye and a unique sense of the unexpected visual anecdote. As a result he has been championed as a poet of the "pure" moment. Doisneau's oeuvre is however much deeper and complex than that reputation suggests.
Contemplating his work as a whole, one discovers Doisneau's pleasure in creating a language to capture the treasures of everyday life. The sensitivity and naturalism of his approach slowly reveal themselves: his images of the modest architecture of the Parisian suburbs for example display gravity, irony and even a degree of hard-heartedness.
From Craft to Art, the catalogue for the exhibition of around 100 original prints from Doisneau's estate organized by The Fondation Cartier-Bresson in 2010, presents these treasures alongside a new version of Jean-François Chevrier's essay, first published in 1983, which explores Doisneau's rare ability to capture 'the shining melancholy that separates an individual from the crowd."
(from the publisher)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Robert Doisneau
Book Title
Du Metier A L'Oeuvre
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
2010
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Steidl, Göttingen
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
221
Dimensions
240×180 mm
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