In the Face of History: European Photographers in the Twentieth Century

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"In the Face of History" is a collection of works by some of the greatest European photographers of the twentieth century. Capturing some of the key events in the continent's history, these images of hope and despair illuminate the currents of political and social change that shape and are shaped by individual lives. The book contains the work of over 25 photographers, including Eugene Atget, Brassai, Josef Sudek, Sune Jonsson, Robert Doisneau, Christer Stromholm, Anders Petersen, Boris Mikhailov, Chris Killip, Jitka Hanzlova and Wolfgang Tillmans. Through the camera, they attempt to make sense of the world around them, and the resulting 'subjective documentary' provides us with an emotional insight into events that we may have read about countless times on paper, but never really comprehended. Texts by key academics will provide authoritative context for the images. With world events happening at a pace around us, and our perceptions of our roles within those events changing with them, "In the Face of History" is a timely publication. The book will challenge traditional historical narratives and raise pertinent questions regarding responsibility and power. "In the Face of History" navigates an important stream of European practice that remains relatively uncharted, particularly in countries of the former Eastern bloc. It is a stream that might be termed 'subjective documentary'. Here, the image is observed rather than invented, reality is recorded rather than manipulated - and yet that reality is subtly and artistically inflected by the photographer's own unique vision or experience. Often uplifting, sometimes shocking, "In the Face of History" depicts a past that is fundamentally a part of our present, and in doing so, provides a moving new take on what it means to be European. "In the Face of History" will be published in conjunction with a major Barbican exhibition in London running from 13 October 2006 to 28 January 2007.

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Atget, Eugene
Verlag: Black Dog Publishing, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 1904772579 ISBN 13: 9781904772576
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Buchbeschreibung Black Dog Publishing, London, 2006. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. "In the Face of History brings together 22 photographers whose work is rooted in a sense of time and place, and who collectively map out a century of European experience. Some are caught up in moments of epic conflict, while others reflect subtler currents of social change. Intensely personal chronicles of community, family and love sit alongside, and at times overlap with, documents of historical record. The images range from the trenches of the First World War to the Jewish ghetto of Lodz; from the Paris of Atget, Brassai and Doisneau to the Berlin of Michael Schmidt and Wolfgang Tillmans; and from cities and suburbs to tiny villages. They document a vast range of experience, but all are distinguished by the photographers' compulsion to record the world as they find it, a world refracted through the prism of their own experience. Often uplifting, sometimes shocking, In the Face of History depicts a past that is fundamentally a part of our present, and in doing so provides a moving new take on what it means to be European." New hardcover: printed boards unmarked: contents clean, sound, bright throughout. Used. Artikel-Nr. 217878

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Verlag: London, Barbican Center and Black Dog Publishing, (2006)
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Buchbeschreibung London, Barbican Center and Black Dog Publishing, 2006. 4°, fotoillustr. Ppbd. Buchzustand: Wie neu. 256 Seiten, zahlr. Abb. Tadelloses, nahezu neuwertiges Exemplar. -- Publikation anlässlich der gleichnamigen Ausstellung in der Barbican Gallery, London. - Chapter 1: At the Brink. 1900 - 1939 (Atget, Witkiewicz, Kertész, Brassai) - Chapter 2: Second World War. 1939-1945 (Josef Sudek, Henry Ross, Emmy Andriesse, Robert Doisneau) - Chapter 3: East and West: Cold War. 1945-1989 (Jonsson, Strämholm, Petersen, van der Elsken, Mikhailov, Kolár, Horsfield, Killip, Schmidt, Ruka) - Chapter 4: The Ende of History. 1989-2005 (Furuya, Hanzlová, Strba, Tillmans) -- Mint copy. This volume is a companion to the Barbican Art Gallery exhibition of the same name. The book contains images by 22 significant photographers working in Europe in the last 100 years, who illuminate aspects of European life and experience. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200. Artikel-Nr. 10987

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