Magnum Magnum: Sonderausgabe

Magnum Magnum: Sonderausgabe

by Brigitte Lardinois
     
 

“A blockbuster . . . an education as well as an entertainment and unlike anything else in the field.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Since its founding in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour, Magnum Photos, the legendary cooperative, has powerfully chronicled the peoples, cultures, events,

Overview

“A blockbuster . . . an education as well as an entertainment and unlike anything else in the field.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Since its founding in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and David “Chim” Seymour, Magnum Photos, the legendary cooperative, has powerfully chronicled the peoples, cultures, events, and issues of the time.Magnum Magnum brings together the best work, celebrating the vision, imagination, and brilliance of Magnum photographers, both the acknowledged greats of photography in the twentieth century—among them, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Eve Arnold, Marc Riboud, and Werner Bischof—and the modern masters and rising stars of our time, such as Martin Parr, Susan Meiselas, Alex Webb, and Donovan Wylie.
Organized by photographer, the book harks back to the agency’s earlier days and the spirit that made it such a unique and creative environment, one in which each of the four founding members picture-edited the others’ photographs. Here a current Magnum photographer has selected and critiqued six key works by a Magnum cohort, with a commentary explaining the rationale behind the choice.
This new paperback edition provides a permanent record of iconic images from the last sixty years and an insight, as seen through the critical eyes and minds of Magnum photographers, into what makes a memorable photograph.

Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal
“A book both quirky and epochal.”
Chicago Tribune
“A great idea, beautifully realized.”
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
“Very much a keeper.”
Picture Magazine
“Endlessly interesting.”
San Diego Union-Tribune
“Transform(s) fragments from the deluge of events, both small and epic, into intimate photographic artifacts of the human condition.”
The Oprah Magazine O
“Visually compelling...a collective testament to the complexity of human experience.”
Vogue
Encompasses sixty years of photography by the legendary agency.
Library Journal

Weighing in at more than 15 pounds, measuring 12¾" × 15¾", and including more than 400 color and duotone images, this tome Magnum Magnum truly lives up to its name. Published on the legendary photo agency's 60th anniversary, this landmark book showcases no fewer than 69 Magnum photographers, including founding members Robert Capa, George Rodgner, David "Chim" Seymour, and Henri Cartier-Bresson and current members Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, and Alec Soth. Like the agency itself, the book was a collaborative effort. Each Magnum photographer chooses and critiques another's six key works, e.g., Elliott Erwitt selects and writes on the work of Eve Arnold. This structure provides insight into the minds of some of the world's top image makers. Only current agency members were considered for inclusion; James Nachtwey and Sebastião Salgado, no longer represented by Magnum, are both omitted. Nevertheless, the book's sheer size permits the reader to enjoy these photos on a scale comparable to a gallery experience. With an introduction by photo critic and curator Gerry Badger and a brief history and bibliography on the agency; recommended.
—Shauna Frischkorn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500288306
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
1,242,565
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Brigitte Lardinois was Cultural Director at Magnum Photos London for more than ten years and is the editor of Magnum Magnum. She lives in London.

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