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Fred Herzog: Photographs [Hardcover]

Claudia Gochmann , Fred Herzog , Felix Hoffmann
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April 30 2011
In 1952, Fred Herzog (born 1930) emigrated from Germany to Canada, and quickly found work as a medical photographer in Vancouver. But outside the lab, Herzog also devoted himself to what was, at the time, an unusual and even frowned-upon medium, at least artistically: color photography. Laboring away as a virtually anonymous pioneer in this field, some 20 years before William Eggleston's watershed show at the Museum of Modern Art, Herzog was quietly documenting in rich Kodachrome the streets of Vancouver: its supermarkets, gas stations, bars, urban scenery and above all its working class culture. Herzog used slide film to make his photographs, which limited his ability to exhibit them and further marginalized his work; but in recent decades, happily, this color pioneer has drawn great acclaim, and this volume, the largest Herzog monograph yet published, does marvelous justice to his rich oeuvre.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple & efficient Nov. 19 2011
By strem
For those who are seeking for a pure street photography book. Only images with a tiny legend. Really good printing. A must-have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fred herzhog June 26 2012
By Barb
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His photos are incredible. I just found out about him watching TVO and was intrigued. My parents lived in Vancouver in the 50s so I was interested in seeing what Vancouver had looked like to them.
I will go back to the photos again and again as they are so layered .
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4.0 out of 5 stars you like photography ? then you need this April 17 2013
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amazing time capsule on an interesting time topped with early examples of critically acclaimed color photographs. a great addition to any library.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Feb. 21 2013
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The reproductions really capture the colour and tone of
the Kodachrome film the Herzog used. He is a great
photographer nicely presented in this volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maturing Canadian commonplace April 23 2011
By Robin Benson - Published on Amazon.com
What a wonderful selection of photos. The majority of the ninety-two images are of Vancouver in the sixties though the last photo in the book was taken in 1984. It's the color in these photos that fascinated me. Herzog used Kodachrome slide film and the colors have a warmth and maturity that definitely adds to their beauty, especially the incredibly vibrant reds. The only other photo book I've seen with this richness of colour is Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-43 with work from the well known FSA/OWI photographers.

Herzog was experimenting with color long before it became accepted, in the mid-seventies, as a serious photographic form (interestingly the book's first pages have five lovely black and whites). The Vancouver color photos are all street scenes showing everyday life with traffic, shoppers, sides of buildings, and lots of signs. He says that the work of Walker Evans influenced him especially the 'American photographs' book and of course Robert Frank. There are many shots that are saturated with signage typography and Vancouver did a nice line in gigantic upright neon signs spelling out the name of movie houses, a sort of electronic Day-Glo.

Besides the photos there is an illustrated essay in the front of the book and a conversation between Stephen Waddell with Herzog in the back pages, these are in German and English. This is a five star book regarding the contents (and printed with a 200 screen) but I was disappointed that it wasn't a landscape size photo book. Putting these great photos into a book a bit bigger than eight by seven inches seems a mistake. The landscape shots obviously go over the gutter and other landscape photos on single pages really should have been bigger. Herzog's photos are crammed with detail and it really needs a bigger format to appreciate his work. A much larger book would solved this.

Despite the size problem I thought this a wonderful book of amazing color photos. Herzog definitely needs a second volume.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book Jan. 3 2013
By actionlog - Published on Amazon.com
This book is full of color photographs that make you feel as if you are walking down the sidewalk in the 1950's. Fred Herzog's framing is truly brilliant. I highly and absolutely recommend this book.

Roughly 80% of the photographs in this book are also included in the Douglas & McIntyre book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Feb. 5 2013
By Fabio G. Barbato - Published on Amazon.com
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Herzog is a true master of color photography. The book is pretty good with a real good sample of his work. I just wished the book was a bit larger so I could see the photos with more details. But worth buying.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book Dec 23 2013
By Dolphy - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was a great introduction to Fred Herzog's work. A small size hardcover book containing a lot of Herzog's simple but beautiful photographs. It's great to see such rich colorful work from the time period.
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