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This is the most complete monograph on the work of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), one of the heroes of American photojournalism. Beginning in the 1930s, working for Newsweek and other magazines, and then as a war correspondent in the Pacific in 1943-45, he created poetic photo essays of enormous and lasting impact. Drawing from Smith's own photographic archives and including illuminating texts, this comprehensive volume features more than 350 superb duotone reproductions of both famous and never-before-published ...
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Overview

This is the most complete monograph on the work of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), one of the heroes of American photojournalism. Beginning in the 1930s, working for Newsweek and other magazines, and then as a war correspondent in the Pacific in 1943-45, he created poetic photo essays of enormous and lasting impact. Drawing from Smith's own photographic archives and including illuminating texts, this comprehensive volume features more than 350 superb duotone reproductions of both famous and never-before-published images.
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Editorial Reviews

Rosemary Ranck
W. Eugen Smith's powerful convictions and high aspiratins drove him to produce this century's best-known photo essays and some of its most powerful images....Smith's works were meant to be read like stories, not treated as precious art objects.
The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810941915
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 12.12 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

W. Eugene Smith: The Arrogant Martyr 6
What Is a Symbolic Image? 66
W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh: Rumours of a City 174
The Influences of a Legend 314
W. Eugene Smith: His Techniques and Process 336
Acknowledgments 344
Annotations 344
Chronology 348
Bibliography 350
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