Item description for Paris Vertical by Horst Hamann...
This pictorial tribute to one of the world's most beautiful and romantic cities offers a unique introduction to the "City of Light". Award-winning photographer Horst Hamann used a panoramic camera to painstakingly set up shot after shot, often finding himself precariously balanced off Notre Dame's gargoyles, the balconies of the Pompidou Center - even the Eiffel Tower. His efforts have produced an astonishing array of images, stark black and white compositions that lend these photographs a dramatic, often dreamlike quality, and offer unique, vertical reinterpretations of some of Europe's most recognizable cityscapes.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 19.21" Width: 8.98" Height: 1.02" Weight: 4.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2004
Publisher Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN 3832790047 ISBN13 9783832790042
Availability 0 units.
More About Horst Hamann
Horst Hamann has become famous during the last twenty years for his panoramic photography. His internationally
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Very artistic book Mar 10, 2006
This oversized book is full of beautiful black and white photos of the City of Light, with closeups of building details as well as glimpses of everyday life. The interesting aspect of the book is the crop, which, of course, is vertically oriented as opposed to horizontally oriented, so it's a different framing method. The pictures are juxtoposed against quotes about Paris. Really a nice package, but I think it's a bit overpriced -- it's great size for a coffee table display book, but if you're going to put it on a bookshelf, you may want to consider the smaller version, which has the same number of photos but in a more petite format for eighty dollars less.
A unique pictorial tribute May 9, 2005
Paris Vertical showcases the black-and-white photography of Horst Hamann as he presents a unique pictorial tribute to one of Europe's most famous and beautiful cities. Hamann exhibits an artist's eye through the lens of a camera with new angles and perspectives offering a fresh approach to classic architecture and familiar locales. Enthusiastically recommended for students of photography and a seminal addition to academic collections of master photographers, Paris Vertical documents an original approach to viewing familiar pieces of sculpture and architectural details with a quite literal emphasis on eye-level, vertical framing. Indeed, Paris Vertical could well serve as a template for similar photography sessions with other cities of distinction and beauty.