Portraits of the Artists
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Doisneau by Robert Doisneau
Book DescriptionThis title presents an intimate window into the secret lives of more than seventy - five great artists by one of Frances most successful and best-known photographers. During the golden age when Montparnasse was teeming with artists, Robert Doisneau gained remarkable access to the key figures working in Paris from 1937 onwards, and he visited their studios and caught them in various private moments: working, reflecting, and even playing with their children. This book, which includes some previously unpublished photographs, shares Doisneaus intimate view on the work and lives of these artists. Many remain famous Picasso, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Giacometti, Saul Steinberg, Marcel Duchamp, Le Corbusier, Foujita while others have fallen into obscurity, perhaps one day to be rediscovered. Regardless of the artists social status whether major luminary of the day or struggling newcomer Doisneau approached each subject with the same humble eye. His signature black-and-white photographs capture the nostalgia of the period and bear witness to these artists in the act of creating some of the worlds finest art. This book, published in conjunction with Doisneaus daughters, is a fascinating document of the daily lives of artists by one of the worlds most famous and popular photographers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9782080300645
(309mm x 238mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: France
Books By Author Robert Doisneau
Best of Doisneau: Paris, Paperback (March 2014)
The author's playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. In this volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians.
Photo, Doisneau, Paperback (August 2012)
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs. Doisneau's gift was the ability to seek out and capture, with humanity and grace, those little epiphanies of everyday Parisian life. This book traces Doisneau's life and career, providing an introduction to his work.
Robert Doisneau, Hardback (January 2012)
Driven by his relentless curiosity and a sense of social conscience, Doisneau paced the Pavilions and their neighboring streets at length, and here he captured the heart of daily life at Les Halles. Doisneau has immortalized the bustling magic of Les Halles in his bold and busy photographs.
Robert Doisneau: Paris, Paperback (September 2010)» View all books by Robert Doisneau
Doisneau is celebrated for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuances that have brought enduring popular appeal to his photojournalism. Doisneau's work immortalized the magic of Paris for posterity. This collection pairs aesthetically-composed photographs alongside snapshots to offer a more personal account of Doisneau's Paris.
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