Alexey Brodo - Vitch

Alexey Brodo - Vitch

by Gabriel Bauret
     
 

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Often considered the father of 20th century art direction, Alexey Brodovitch and his contributions to Harper's Bazaar for more than 20 years remain the reference point for generations of photographers and art directors. With an infallible eye, he promoted photographers such as Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Avedon, and Man Ray. This book is a unique homage to an…  See more details below

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Often considered the father of 20th century art direction, Alexey Brodovitch and his contributions to Harper's Bazaar for more than 20 years remain the reference point for generations of photographers and art directors. With an infallible eye, he promoted photographers such as Blumenfeld, Cartier-Bresson, Avedon, and Man Ray. This book is a unique homage to an exceptional talent.
Gabriel Bauret regularly organizes photography exhibitions in Europe&151such as one on Alexey Brodovitch in Paris in 1998. He published Approaches of Photography (Nathan, 1992) and Color Photography (Assouline, 2001), and has written for Zoom magazine.

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Library Journal
Although the name Alexey Brodovitch may not be familiar to everyone, in the world of graphic arts it speaks volumes. Designer, photographer, and interior designer Brodovitch reigned as art director of Harper's Bazaar from 1934 until 1958. Working with artists such as Man Ray, Richard Avedon, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, he dramatically altered American magazine design. The double-page spread was one of his signature innovations, as was the emphasis on negative space in layouts. This book, with examples of some of his finest work, is the catalog for an exhibition held at the Maison Europ ene de la Photographie in Paris last year. It is also the first significant Brodovitch publication since 1989. The illustrated index, drop cover, and full-page facsimile reproductions make for a very attractive presentation, though the wide-column pages of text are maddening to read. Highly recommended for art and design libraries.--Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9782843237010
Publisher:
Assouline
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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