The Andre Kertesz
The Early Years
By (author) Andre Kertesz
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Andre Kertesz by Andre Kertesz
Book DescriptionHis combination of Modernist vision and poetic wit defined a vocabulary that generations of photographers have continued to use. Kertesz's iconic images of 1920s Paris, such as "Chez Mondrian" and "Satiric Dancer" and his later images from New York "Melancholic Tulip," "Washington Square" have seeped into contemporary culture, and yet Kertesz maintained that the real roots of his work were in Hungary. This book, the first completely dedicated to Kertesz's early Hungarian prints, offers a unique window on the origins of genius. Ninety images, selected from more than 1,000 contact prints in the artist's estate, are meticulously reproduced to actual size, revealing the explosive cultural context of early twentieth-century Hungary. A treasured addition to any photography library, Andre Kertesz: The Early Years is a rare opportunity to witness the beginnings of a great artist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393061604
(134mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andre Kertesz
Andre Kertesz, Hardback (September 2013)
The author, a master photographer of the twentieth century, was a pioneer in photographic composition and photojournalism who gained critical acclaim for his image distortions. Born in Hungary, he moved from Paris to New York during World War II. This title tells his story.
On Reading, Hardback (July 2008)» View all books by Andre Kertesz
This classic-both playful and poetic-is reissued with striking new duotone reproductions.
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Author Biography - Andre Kertesz
Andre Kertesz (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium's history.
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