Road Atlas: Streetphotography from Helen Levitt to Pieter Hugo

Overview

Streets have always drawn the attention of photographers. As both defining features of urban landscapes and places for all varieties of chance encounter, they offer a nearly endless combination of static and moving elements that are the stuff of stunning photography—as the photographers in Road Atlas show brilliantly.
 
From classic New York City street scenes by Helen Levitt to the works of the more contemporary street photographers, ...

See more details below
Hardcover (Bilingual)
$35.77
BN.com price
(Save 28%)$49.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $30.57   
  • New (7) from $30.57   
  • Used (3) from $35.76   
Sending request ...

Overview

Streets have always drawn the attention of photographers. As both defining features of urban landscapes and places for all varieties of chance encounter, they offer a nearly endless combination of static and moving elements that are the stuff of stunning photography—as the photographers in Road Atlas show brilliantly.
 
From classic New York City street scenes by Helen Levitt to the works of the more contemporary street photographers, including, among others, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Beat Streuli, and Pieter Hugo, Road Atlas presents a survey of the very best of street photography. Captured here is the everyday bustle of streets, sidewalks, and alleyways from Tokyo to São Paulo and beyond, offering tantalizing glimpses of buildings and their inhabitants, people immersed in their daily activities—shedding light, in the process, on poverty and prosperity, stagnation and vanishing urban spaces, and sometimes even of radical change. Through the practiced eyes of the twenty-eight artists showcased here, streets are threads linking cities and bringing people together yet also tokens of the distances that separate them and consign them to solitude.
 
With more than 100 photographs from the renowned DZ Bank art collection in Frankfurt, Road Atlas captures both the oft-overlooked moments of everyday life and the distinctive character of cities worldwide. It accompanies an exhibition that will also be shown at the Opelvillen Rüsselsheim and the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783777439617
  • Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,418,053
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Beate Kemfert is curator at Opelvillen Rüsselsheim. She is the author or editor of several books, including, most recently, Natalia Goncharova: Between Russian Tradition and European Modernism. Christina Leber is curator of the DZ Bank art collection in Frankfurt.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Prologue
      Beate Kemfert
The journey begins in the street as a metaphor of space and time
      Christina Leber
Acknowledgements
Road Atlas
      Freddy Langer

Photographers
  Nobuyoshi Araki
  Ursula Arnold
  René Burri
  Gregory Crewdson
  Philip-Lorca diCorcia
  Pietro Donzelli
  Valie Export
  Arno Fischer
  Robert Häusser
  Naoya Hatakeyama
  Pieter Hugo
  Samuel Imbach
  Gerd Kittel
  Barbara Klemm 
  Helen Levitt
  Will McBride
  Aernout Mik
  John Miller
  Ryuji Miyamoto
  Jean-Luc Moulène
  Marcel Odenbach
  Arnold Odermatt
  Johnny H. C. Pack
  Andreas Rost
  Stefanie Schneider
  Stephen Shore
  Anatolij Shuravlev
  Beat Streuli
  Thomas Struth

List of Works

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)