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I for Imagine
     

I for Imagine

by Marc Riboud (Photographer), Catherine Chaine
 

"A moving photographic journey around the world with images of extraordinary political struggle and ordinary moments of humanity, wonder, and imagination...The book provides dual pleasure—the beauty of the photographs themselves and the resilience they so frequently depict—and how the interplay of image and text can produce a dizzying range of responses."

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"A moving photographic journey around the world with images of extraordinary political struggle and ordinary moments of humanity, wonder, and imagination...The book provides dual pleasure—the beauty of the photographs themselves and the resilience they so frequently depict—and how the interplay of image and text can produce a dizzying range of responses." - Publishers Weekly

The alphabet book becomes a playful dimension through which to view the powerful images of master photographer Marc Riboud. The alphabets here are pointers, at once sharpening and diffusing meaning, taking us through landscapes marked by memory and history.

Marc Riboud has published widely, including well known books like The Three Banners of China; Photographs from Home and Abroad; Huang Shan, Capital of Heaven; Angkor, the Serenity of Buddhism; and Marc Riboud in China. Numerous museums throughout Europe, as well as the United States, China and Japan regularly show his work. His many awards include two Overseas Press Club awards, the Time-Life Achievement, the Lucie Award, and the ICP Infinity Award.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
"To look at a photo is always to recall or invent a story." With these words the author, or assembler, of these photos tells us a bit about her motivation and process of creating this alphabet book, "a world of endless stories." The cover image depicts a construction worker high above a city framed by steel girders, standing in a ballet-like pose as he nonchalantly paints. This is the image for "A is for Acrobat" inside. What tale does this generate? We are encouraged to explore possibilities. The collection of black and white photographs on rather heavy white paper stock proceeds from A to Z, with further A's for Asleep, Abdomen, and Alone. All A's are the only red on the black and white pages. Some are literal, like the "M is for Market," a double-page composition of camels and drivers filling a field. Others, like "U for Unjust," where two black men carry a white man in a chair, require further thought, particularly when followed by "for Uprising" and "for Upperclass." Each photo is labeled with the place and date taken. The collection spans over sixty years and includes all manner of subjects, making fine resources for educational discussion. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789380340104
Publisher:
Tara Books
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Marc Riboud : Marc Riboud published many books, among which the most famous are The three banners of China, ed. Robert Laffont, Marc Riboud Photographs from home and abroad, ed. Harry Abrams publishers, Huang Shan, Capital of Heaven, ed. Arthaud / Doubleday, Angkor, the serenity of Buddhism, ed. Imprimerie Nationale / Thames & Hudson, Marc Riboud in China, ed. Nathan / Harry N. Abrams…
Numerous museums through Europe, as well as United States, China and Japan regularly show his work. He received many awards, among which two Overseas Press Club, the Time-Life Achievement, the Lucie Award and the ICP Infinity Award.

Catherine Chaine: Catherine Chaine, is a journalist for Service Education de Elle and has a great love for children's books. She has also authored books and had won the Best Youth Book 1994.

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