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Magnum Landscape
by Ian Jeffrey
Publisher's Description
Classic, striking, impressive--these landscapes by the photographers of the Magnum Agency offer definitive statements about culture, land, and history. Magnum Landscape is well edited and arranged, and nicely produced. The collected images are drawn from the agency's fifty years and nearly fifty photographers, including Abbas, Eve Arnold, Micha Bar-Am, Bruno Barbey, Ian Berry, Werner Bischof, René Burri, Cornell Capa, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Carl De Keyzer, Luc Delahaye, Raymond Depardon, Nikos Economopoulos, Elliott Erwitt, Martine Franck, Stuart Franklin, Leonard Freed, Erich Hartmann, David Alan Harvey, Thomas Hoepker, David Hurn, Richard Kalvar, Josef Koudelka, Hiroji Jubota, Guy Le Querrec, Paul Lowe, Costa Manos, Peter Marlow, Steve McCurry, Susan Meisleas, Inge Morath, James Nachtwey, Martin Parr, Gilles Peress, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Raghu Rai, Marc Riboud, Miguel Rio Branco, George Rodger, Ferdinando Scianna, Chris Steele-Perkins, Dennis Stock, Larry Towell, John Vink, Alex Webb, Patrick Zachmann.
Amazon.com Review
Landscape, says Henri Peretz, is the photographic genre which above all others "sets in competition the simple viewer, the painter, the amateur and professional photographer." This book, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Magnum Photo Agency, collects images by some of the most imaginative photographers of the century. Many have the eye of great painters: Henri Cartier-Bresson's study of picnickers on the bank of the River Marne is like a Renoir brought to life, while Bruno Barbey's exquisite color image of soldiers descending the hills of Kurdistan has the quality of an Albert Bierstadt canvas. There are some wonderfully surreal visions here too, such as Bruce Davidson's shot of the Statue of Liberty with a New Jersey junkyard in the foreground, and Richard Kalvar's image of a naked man on the Brooklyn Bridge.
ISBN: 0714836427
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Hardcover : 184 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.1 inches
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