Item description for The Frenchman: A Photographic Interview with Fernandel (Photo Books) (Photo Books S.) by Philippe Halsman...
Making faces: a highly original visual Q&A with France's most beloved comic actor In New York in 1948, photographer Philippe Halsman had a chance meeting with Fernandel, a French movie star from the vaudeville tradition, and asked the actor to participate in a completely original photographic experiment. Halsman would ask Fernandel questions about America to which he would respond using only facial expressions. With his wide, lovable horse-face, Fernandel mimicked the answers to such questions as ?Does the average Frenchman still pinch pretty girls in a crowd?? (silly grin) and ?What was your reaction to the great American game of baseball?? (perplexed). Fernandel's reactions are laugh-out-loud funny, and the book that resulted from this unusual collaboration is nothing short of wonderful. The Frenchman has been out of print for over fifty years, but TASCHEN's reprint thankfully brings it back to life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 7.01" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
ISBN 3822846414 ISBN13 9783822846414
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More About Philippe Halsman
Philippe Halsman's memorable photographs of the leading statesmen, scientists, entertainers and artists of our time continue to appear in magazines and books. In 1944, four years after arriving in the Unites States from France, his colleagues elected him first president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. In 1958 he was named one of the world's ten best photographers in an international poll. His other publications include "The Frenchman," "Piccoli" (a fairy tale), "Philippe Halsman's Jump Book," "Halsman on the Creation of Photographic Ideas," and "Sight and Insight," as well as "Portraits" and "Halsman at Work," which were published by his family after his death in 1979. His work is represented in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the United States and abroad.