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Andre Kertesz [Paperback]

Noel Bourcier
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Jan. 5 2001 55
Andre Kertesz (1894-1985), was a highly original artist. Eschewing the dogma of schools and movements, he was guided only by his intuition, drawing on his private life for inspiration. His quest for authenticity led to the invention of an innovative visual language.

Other artists in this series include: Eugene Atget, Mathew Brady, Wynn Bullock, Julia Margaret Cameron, Joan Fontcuberta, David Goldblatt, Nan Goldin, Graciela Iturbide, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Boris Mikhailov, Lisette Model, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Eadweard Muybridge, Eugene Richards, W. Eugene Smith, Shomei Tomatsu, Joel-Peter Witkin


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"There is in the work of Kertész a sense of the sweetness of life, a free and childlike pleasure in the beauty of the world and the preciousness of sight."--John Szarkowski, Looking at Pictures
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Noel Bourcier is Artistic Director of the Andre Kertesz Foundation. He has written numerous articles on photography, many of which have appeared in Art Press. He has organized numerous exhibitions, including 'Emmanuel Sougez, Eminence Grise' (1993), 'Andre Kertesz, Copy of a Life' (1994) and 'Sovereign England: The Golden Age of British Photography' (1996). --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection of photographs May 24 2002
Format:Hardcover
"Andre Kertesz," a book in the Aperture Masters of Photography series, brings together a rich collection of photographs by Kertesz. The book also includes the following: (1) an essay, written by Carole Kismaric, on his life and career; (2) a chronology of his life (1894-1985); (2) a list of his major exhibitions; and (4) a bibliography.
Kertesz' black-and-white photos include many scenes that are haunting, touching, or whimsical. I especially like his street scenes, which capture everyday people. His many photos of Paris life in the 1920s and 30s remind me of the writings of Henry Miller (see, for example, Miller's "Tropic of Cancer").
Some memorable images: a young boy in Paris holding a delicate-looking puppy; a wandering violinist on a street in Hungary; a snowy view of Washington Square; a grubby old man urinating on a street in Paris; a portrait of an imperious Colette. There are some witty captures, particularly one delightful shot of umbrella-wielding pedestrians on a Tokyo street. Kertesz had a keen eye and a marvelous sense of composition; this book is a visual treat from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality! May 5 2002
Format:Paperback
You really only need to two things about this book: one, that Andre Kertesz was a genius, and two, that this book published by Phaidon Press, so it's going to be very well done. The photographs in this book are sharper, more luminous and of a better variety than any other Kertesz book I've seen. The text blurbs that accompany each photograph (in addition to the excellent bio at the front) are informative and sophistocated, going well beyond the usual spartan location/date/f-stop infomation that many other monographs offer. As if that wasn't enough, it usually runs at least half of what other monographs will. Perfect stocking-stuffer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality! May 5 2002
By Matthew O. Nugent - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
You really only need to two things about this book: one, that Andre Kertesz was a genius, and two, that this book published by Phaidon Press, so it's going to be very well done. The photographs in this book are sharper, more luminous and of a better variety than any other Kertesz book I've seen. The text blurbs that accompany each photograph (in addition to the excellent bio at the front) are informative and sophistocated, going well beyond the usual spartan location/date/f-stop infomation that many other monographs offer. As if that wasn't enough, it usually runs at least half of what other monographs will. Perfect stocking-stuffer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection of photographs May 24 2002
By Michael J. Mazza - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Andre Kertesz," a book in the Aperture Masters of Photography series, brings together a rich collection of photographs by Kertesz. The book also includes the following: (1) an essay, written by Carole Kismaric, on his life and career; (2) a chronology of his life (1894-1985); (2) a list of his major exhibitions; and (4) a bibliography.
Kertesz' black-and-white photos include many scenes that are haunting, touching, or whimsical. I especially like his street scenes, which capture everyday people. His many photos of Paris life in the 1920s and 30s remind me of the writings of Henry Miller (see, for example, Miller's "Tropic of Cancer").
Some memorable images: a young boy in Paris holding a delicate-looking puppy; a wandering violinist on a street in Hungary; a snowy view of Washington Square; a grubby old man urinating on a street in Paris; a portrait of an imperious Colette. There are some witty captures, particularly one delightful shot of umbrella-wielding pedestrians on a Tokyo street. Kertesz had a keen eye and a marvelous sense of composition; this book is a visual treat from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Andre Kertesz Feb. 3 2012
By giannakos simos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
VERY GOOD QUALITY.
NICE SELECTIONS OF PICS, VERY GOOD PRINT.
THIS IS Andre Kertesz WHAT CAN SOMEONE SAY ..FURTHER THAN PERFECT
5.0 out of 5 stars Small book, big surprise Nov. 7 2013
By Mark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am an admirer of the works Kertesz. Although the book is compact in size, the impact is big. Please enjoy.
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