• C'est ce qu'explique cet ouvrage, en proposant une analyse inédite de 80 clichés qui ont fait date dans l'histoire de la photographie. Concise, précise et vivante, chacune des notices resitue l'oeuvre dans son contexte, dévoilant ainsi ce qui l'a rendue exceptionnelle. S'agit-il du thème, de la composition, de la technique ? Ou bien plutôt de la fidélité au sujet ?

    D'Ernst Haas à Martin Parr, en passant par Man Ray, Robert Capa, Nan Goldin ou encore Rineke Dijkstra, ce livre conçu par un spécialiste nous invite dans les coulisses de la création, du portrait au paysage, du photojournalisme au documentaire social.

  • Martin parr

    Val Williams

    • Phaidon
    • 20 Mai 2014

    Cet album, publié à l'occasion d'une exposition consacrée au photographe en Allemagne en 2004, retrace la carrière de Martin Parr. V. Williams analyse son exploration documentaire de la culture populaire et de la société de consommation à travers le monde durant les trente dernières années. Edition augmentée de trois chapitres consacrés à ses diverses activités, de l'édition au blogging.

  • The acute observation, wit and colour of Martin Parr's work since the mid-1980s has established him as one of the most successful and popular contemporary photographers and a leading member of the prestigious Magnum agency. The only comprehensive monograph of Martin Parr's entire career to date, this second edition has been updated with completely new photographs and three new chapters assessing his most recent photographic work, as well as his expansion into the fields of curating, collecting and editing.

    Beginning with Martin Parr's early black and white work, and moving through the development into his signature colour-saturated photographs, this newly updated monograph provides a complete overview of the acclaimed Magnum photographer's career to date. By placing the everyday at centre stage, Parr is best known for his sharp and witty visual chronicling of British (and later, global) idiosyncrasies. Parr's photographs have received popular acclaim, provoked controversy, and been applauded for their critical observations of the world we have built and inhabit.

    Val Williams charts Parr's development as a photographer, from his early inspirations and outings with his grandfather, through his student days in Manchester and experimentation with documentary and art photography, to his sharply critical observations of the effects on global consumerism on our daily lives. Williams assesses contemporary reactions to his work as well as the social contexts in which the photographs were made. While she worked in close collaboration with Parr, having full access to his archives and based on extensive interviews with him, she retains a critical distance with which to evaluate his work and his public persona as a 'controversial' photographer.

    Each illustrated chapter text is followed by an extensive section of spreads of his work. The book also offers a holistic view of his practice - with sections on his publications and collections of souvenirs and ephemera that have continued to inform his photographic practice.

  • Ce catalogue rassemble les clichés d?environ quatre-vingts photographes qui ont capturé plus d?un siècle de bord de mer britannique. Des vagues du XIXe siècle, aux reportages des années 1960 et aux photographies critiques des années 1980 et 1990, le livre propose des visions multiples du bord de mer, entre souvenirs et documentaires, à travers les différentes époques.

  • C'est ce qu'expliquent ces deux ouvrages, en proposant une analyse inédite de 160 créations qui ont fait date dans l'histoire de l'art et de la photographie. Concise, précise et vivante, chacune des notices resitue l'oeuvre dans son contexte, dévoilant ainsi ce qui l'a rendue exceptionnelle et emblématique.
    Ces livres conçus par des spécialistes nous invitent dans les coulisses de la création pour découvrir les grandes figures de l'art et de la photographie, des origines à nos jours.

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