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Elliott Erwitt Snaps Abridged edition


The first comprehensive monograph covering the complete career of Elliott Erwitt


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  • The first comprehensive monograph covering the complete career of Elliott Erwitt (b.1928), one of the leading photographers of his generation, and an influential member of the Magnum photographic agency since 1954
  • Offers a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the amusing over a 50-year period, through the lens of one of the period's finest image makers
  • Includes images of places, things, people and animals all over the globe, captured in Erwitt's unmistakable, often witty, style

One of the leading photographers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) has been taking pictures since the late 1940s. A member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1954, he has photographed all over the world and his images have been the subject of many books and exhibitions.

Elliott Erwitt Snaps is a unique and comprehensive survey of the photographer's work. From famous images such as Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon arguing in Moscow in 1959 and Marilyn Monroe with the cast of the movie The Misfits, to his many more personal images of places, things, people and animals, Erwitt's unmistakable, often witty, style gives us a snapshot of the famous and the ordinary, the strange and the mundane over a period of more than half a century, through the lens of one of the period's finest image-makers.

The book is arranged in nine chapters, each with a one-word title: Read, Rest, Touch, Stand, Tell, Point, Look, Move, Play. For Erwitt, whose photography is a study and celebration of life, these are the basic actions of life - the things people do. The photographs are not intended to illustrate the words, but the words act as a means of grouping and organizing, making broad connections and also playing with pun and ambiguity, in keeping with the visual games Erwitt plays.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 190 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 126 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714860695

  This tome shows that he hasn’t lost any of the visual wit that makes one relish his pictures, while, at the same time, recognizing the melancholy that infuses any realization of the arbitrariness of existence.
- Time Out

[Erwitt’s] photos reveal a joy in the peculiar playgrounds of human activity… His eye, modest, charming, graceful and forever peeled for the dazzlingly unexpected, has led his oeuvre being labelled by one commentator as the 'indecisive moment'.
- World of Interiors

 
One of the greatest image makers of his generation, Elliott Erwitt (b.1928) describes himself as 'a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.' A member of Magnum since 1954, his camera has taken him all over the globe and his pictures have been the subject of many books and exhibitions worldwide. Artist and documenter, his work spans many traditions, subjects and approaches to photography.

 

 
Contents and Sections:

The World and Elliott Erwitt Murray Sayle
Why Snaps? Charles Flowers

Read
Rest
Touch
Stand
Tell
Point
Look
Move
Play


 

 
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