The Best of Doisneau

Author: Robert Doisneau
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 2080202170
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Photography

Robert Doisneaus playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. Doisneaus ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance has given enduring popular appeal to his work. In this new volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians. Workers, paupers, lovers, jugglers, children, dancers Doisneaus lens captures all, in myriad lights and moods. Sometimes humorous, often ironic, and unfailingly tender, his iconic oeuvre reflects the Paris of our dreams. This pocket edition features 175 photographs, including thirty previously unpublished images, that capture the essence of Paris. Composed, structured images appear alongside impromptu snapshots of Parisian life, demonstrating the range of Doisneaus talent as both artist and photojournalist.

Paris

Author: Robert Doisneau
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782080301178
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

Organized thematically, this book takes us on a tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and through the crowds of Parisians who define their beloved city. Over 500 photos, many of which have never before been published, are assembled in this volume to create a unique portrait of Paris.

Paris

Author: Brigitte Ollier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3927258342
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Documentary photography

After the remarkable success of Atget Paris, a work 'Newsweek' called 'one of the great works of art of the last two centuries', and the publication in 1994 of Marville Paris, comes the richly evocative Doisneau Paris, completing the Paris Trilogy. With this third and final volume the modern period in Paris is seen through the eyes of one of this century's most celebrated and respected photographers. This is not though just a book about Paris. It is more significantly the most important book yet to appear on the photography of Robert Doisneau. Doisneau is the photographer of Paris 'par excellence' and this book will have a lasting appeal for demonstrating the power of Doisneau's images like never before. For Doisneau Parisians were the ultimate subject of Paris, and for us he remains its most perceptive and powerful observer.

Paris

Author: Brigitte Ollier
Publisher:
ISBN: 3927258342
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Documentary photography

After the remarkable success of Atget Paris, a work 'Newsweek' called 'one of the great works of art of the last two centuries', and the publication in 1994 of Marville Paris, comes the richly evocative Doisneau Paris, completing the Paris Trilogy. With this third and final volume the modern period in Paris is seen through the eyes of one of this century's most celebrated and respected photographers. This is not though just a book about Paris. It is more significantly the most important book yet to appear on the photography of Robert Doisneau. Doisneau is the photographer of Paris 'par excellence' and this book will have a lasting appeal for demonstrating the power of Doisneau's images like never before. For Doisneau Parisians were the ultimate subject of Paris, and for us he remains its most perceptive and powerful observer.

Doisneau

Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1900826240
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Photography

Robert Doisneau's photography is widely known for its gentleness and humanity. For many, his Kiss at the Hotel de Ville sums up all the romance and allure of Paris and the French.This book was the first to survey the whole range of Doisneau's photography, from 1929 to 1992, placing it within the context of his time, and examining how his distinctive perspective has produced an extraordinary range of outstanding images.Based on research by Peter Hamilton, the book offers both an indispensable introduction to Doisneau's photography, and an unforgettable selection of his pictures. Previously available.

Robert Doisneau Musicians

Author: Robert Doisneau
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 2080203746
Release Date: 2018-11-15
Genre:

With camera in hand, master photographer Robert Doisneau crisscrossed Paris to capture intimate moments with star musicians such as Eartha Kitt in a jazz club, Django Reinhardt at home, and Yehudi Menuhin backstage, or with locals at a neighborhood dance or jamming together in a brass band. He was commissioned for portraits of Georges Brassens, Juliette Gréco, Charles Aznavour, or Claude François, and he immortalized a new generation of musicians in the 1980s including Rita Mitsouko, Les Négresses Vertes, Pierre Schaeffer, and Pierre Boulez. Doisneau's lifelong friend Maurice Baquet with his cello formed a photogenic duo on impromptu outings that gave rise to iconic images. Doisneau's passion for the energy and joy inherent in the music world comes alive on the page in images that cover the musical spectrum, from classical and jazz to be-bop to the roots of modern rap and alternative rock. This book-curated by the photographer's granddaughter to accompany an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris that will include music by Moriarty and scenography by Stephan Zimmerli- features more than one hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, that showcase the artist's mastery in editing, special effects, photomontage, collage, photo distortions, and splits.

The Heroic City

Author: Rosemary Wakeman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226870175
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: History

The Heroic City is a sparkling account of the fate of Paris’s public spaces in the years following Nazi occupation and joyful liberation. Countering the traditional narrative that Paris’s public landscape became sterile and dehumanized in the 1940s and ’50s, Rosemary Wakeman instead finds that the city’s streets overflowed with ritual, drama, and spectacle. With frequent strikes and protests, young people and students on parade, North Africans arriving in the capital of the French empire, and radio and television shows broadcast live from the streets, Paris continued to be vital terrain. Wakeman analyzes the public life of the city from a variety of perspectives. A reemergence of traditional customs led to the return of festivals, street dances, and fun fairs, while violent protests and political marches, the housing crisis, and the struggle over decolonization signaled the political realities of postwar France. The work of urban planners and architects, the output of filmmakers and intellectuals, and the day-to-day experiences of residents from all walks of life come together in this vibrant portrait of a flamboyant and transformative moment in the life of the City of Light.

Robert Doisneau

Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN: 1850435650
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Doisneau's photography is known all over the world. This volume encompasses its entire range from 1929 to 1922, placing the work within the context of its time. The reader is offered an introduction to Doisneau's art and an unforgettable selection of his pictures. 107 photographs. North American tour in 1994.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography 3 Volume Set

Author: Lynne Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135205430
Release Date: 2005-11-15
Genre: Photography

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography Lynne Warren

Author: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: 9781579583934
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Photography

Editor’s note : These definitions err on the side of succinctness and are intended to be beginning points for the serious student. An attempt to standardize terminology commonly found in the medium of fine arts photographs that avoids copyrighted term or trade names (‘‘dye-destruction print’’ in lieu of ‘‘Cibachrome’’ and so on) has been made using guidelines set forth by the J. Paul Getty Institute. In acknowledgment of the increase in collecting vintage prints and the perennial interest in historical processes, many nineteenth century processes and obsolete terms are included. Cross referencing within the glossary is indicated by italics; encyclopedia entries are indicated by small capitals. Additive colors The primary colors of red, green and blue which are mixed to form all other colors in photo- graphic reproduction. See entry COLOR THEORY: NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC . Agfacolor Trade name for a subtractive color film manufactured by the European company Agfa-Gevaert; analogous to Kodachrome and Ansocolor. Albumen print Prints obtained from a process in wide use during the nineteenth century in which paper is prepared with an albumen emulsion obtained from egg whites and made light sensitive with a silver nitrate solution. See also Collodion process ; Dry plate processes . Amberlith An orange acetate historically used for masking mechanicals during the process of preparing plates for commercial printing. The area so masked photographs as black to the camera, printing clear on the resulting positive film. See also Rubylith . Ambrotype An image created by the collodion process, historically on glass, which gives the illusion of being positive when placed against a dark backing, often a layer of black lacquer, paper, or velvet. Also see Ferrotype . Anamorphic image An image featuring differing scales of magnification across the picture plane, especially varying along the vertical and horizontal axes, with the result being extreme distortion. Aniline A rapid-drying oil-based solvent used in the preparation of dyes and inks for photographic applications. Aniline process A method of making prints directly from line art (drawings) on translucent materials bypassing the need for a negative. Also see Diazo process . Aniline printing See Flexography . Angle of incidence The measurement in degrees in terms of the deviation from the perpendicular of the angle at which light hits a surface. Angle of view The measurement in degrees of the angle formed by lines projected from the optical center of a lens to the edges of the field of view. This measurement is used to identify lenses and their appropriateness to capture various widths or degrees of actual space in a photographic representation, thus an extreme telephoto lens captures between 6 and 15

The Paris Zone

Author: James Cannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317021735
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: History

Since the mid-1970s, the colloquial term zone has often been associated with the troubled post-war housing estates on the outskirts of large French cities. However, it once referred to a more circumscribed space: the zone non aedificandi (non-building zone) which encircled Paris from the 1840s to the 1940s. This unusual territory, although marginal in a social and geographical sense, came to occupy a central place in Parisian culture. Previous studies have focused on its urban and social history, or on particular ways in which it was represented during particular periods. By bringing together and analysing a wider range of sources from the duration of the zone’s existence, this study offers a rich and nuanced account of how the area was perceived and used by successive generations of Parisian novelists (including Zola and Flaubert), poets, songwriters, artists, photographers, film-makers, politicians and town-planners. More generally, it aims to raise awareness of a neglected aspect of Parisian cultural history while pointing to links between current and past perceptions of the city’s periphery.