Rudy Burckhardtby Philip Lopate, Vincent Katz, Vincent Katz
One of the great New York street photographers, Rudolph (Rudy) Burckhardt (1914-1999) was an astonishingly versatile artist, working not only as a photographer but also as a filmmaker and a painter. Yet his work has remained largely unknown outside a small circle of enthusiasts. Now, with this comprehensive monograph, the full range and brilliance of Burckhardt's photography is revealed: not only his telling street scenes, which capture the energy and chaotic beauty of the city, and his penetrating portraits of artists in their studios, but also his views of European cities, studies of children and the female nude, and views of the natural world.With a thoughtful text by the well-known essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate, this volume dedicated to the multitalented Burckhardt, whom poet John Ashbery hailed as "a subterranean monument," will be a revelation to anyone with a serious interest in contemporary culture-and a feast for the eyes of anyone who loves great photography. Author Bio: Phillip Lopate is a highly regarded novelist, poet, and essayist. He has published several collections of his essays in book form, and his work has also appeared in journals such as the Paris Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Vincent Katz, poet and art critic, was part of the photographer's circle from childhood. He contributed an essay to the catalogue for the 1998 Burckhardt retrospective in Valencia, Spain. He lives in New York City.
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