From Brassai to Cartier-Bresson
By (author) Clive Scott
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Street Photography by Clive Scott
Book DescriptionStreet photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau familiar even to those with a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet, what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects, and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography? Looking closely at the work of Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier- Bresson and more, this elegantly written book, extensively illustrated with both well-known and neglected works, unpicks Parisian street photography's affinity with Impressionist art, as well as its complex relationship with parallel literary trends and authors from Baudelaire to Philippe Soupault. Clive Scott traces street photography's origins, asking what really what happened to photography when it first abandoned the studio, and brings to the fore fascinating questions about the way the street photographer captures or frames those subjects - traders, lovers, entertainers - so beloved of the genre. In doing so, Scott reveals street photography to be a poetic, even 'picturesque' form, looking not to the individual, but to the type; not to the 'reality' of the street but to its 'romance'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112233
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clive Scott
Literary Translation and the Rediscovery of Reading, Paperback (March 2015)
A new departure in translation theory, focusing on translation and the reader's experience.
French Verse-Art, Paperback (December 2010)
This 1980 book is designed to help university students to master the technicalities and techniques of French verse.
Question of Syllables, Paperback (October 2005)
Dr Scott examines the intimate life of words in verse, with all their fluctuations of meaning, mood and tone.
Spoken Image, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Clive Scott
Considers the nature of photography, examining the language used in titles, captions and commentaries, particularly as they relate to documentary photography, photojournalism and fashion photography. This book addresses the question of how the photograph communicates its message, with or without the aid of language.
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Author Biography - Clive Scott
Clive Scott is Professor of European Literature, School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia. His books include The Spoken Image: Photography and Language and Translating Baudelaire.
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