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Robert Doisneau's Paris [Hardcover]

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As a photographer, Robert Doisneau is known for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance that imbued his photojournalism with an enduring popular appeal. The unprecedented scope of this collection provides the opportunity to study his more composed, aesthetically structured images alongside his snapshots, which offer a more anecdotal account of Doisneau's Paris. Organized thematically, the book leads us on an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and through the crowds of Parisians who define their beloved city. More than 600 photographs-many rare, forgotten, and previously unpublished-are assembled in this beautiful volume to create a unique portrait of Paris. From toddlers scrambling to cross rue de Rivoli to fresh-faced accordionists, from elegant dog walkers to exuberant roller skaters, and from the indelible kiss in front of the Hétel de Ville to cyclists beneath the Eiffel Tower, the magic of Paris in black and white is a timeless treasure. The photographs, edited by Doisneau's daughter, are complemented by citations from the photographer himself, which reveal his profound fascination with the city where he lived and worked.
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is one of the world's most famous and popular photographers. His poetic, touching, and at times nostalgic images of France have become iconic. He did a stint at Vogue, but his real interest lay in capturing on film ordinary people in everyday situations. He received many prizes during his life; since his death in 1994 there have been major retrospectives of his work in Paris, Chicago (The Art Institute), and New York (the Witkin Gallery). Francine Derondille is Doisneau's daughter.

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Pages   393
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.75" Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Weight:   6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 2005
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080304917  
ISBN13  9782080304919  

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His work is great, too bad the production of this book doesn't match  May 29, 2008
A nice book book with fascinating photos of old Paris. It's just ashame the design and printing quality are not up the standards of the images. Still, it's better than nothing.
A massive book! with not much culling...  Apr 20, 2008
Robert Doisneau is one of my childhood favorite photographers. The kiss in front of the cafe on a busy Paris street has always captivated my imagination, even after the scandal over the fact that it was staged. A photographer is as much a catcher of images as a maker of them, so the whole issue of authenticity really didn't bother me too much. So I embraced this massive book with much expectation.. I had seen little of the rest of his work, so it was to be a learning experience. Overall I came out of the book rather disappointed.. Certainly his opus was huge, and this was just a book on his Paris photos, Yet I was a bit disappointed in the mediocrity of much of the work presented. In order to present all his work, some items seems to have been included that were perhaps better off left out. Still, it is an interesting journey into the Paris of old, and though the dated layout is a bit mediocre, I still give it 3 stars.
Doisneau's Paris Riveting  Feb 16, 2008
Robert Doisneau focuses his camera on the people of Paris capturing moments of curiosity, love, joy, as well as boredom. People are the actors in his camera dramarama. Even the famous stars of France were snapped by Doisneau simply as people in motion.
I found the Paris in Upheaval section -- during the German occupation -- fascinating. Men and women used assumed names and dispatched underground news fighting for the liberation of Paris in cellars and back rooms.
This is not a book you just flip through. I highly recommend it as a genius photographer's trip back to the heart of Paris in the 20s, 30s and 40s.
Robert Doisneau's Paris  Jan 11, 2007
This is an outstanding compilation of pictures of Paris somewhat like I remember in the last 50 years.

I love black & white photography and he excelled at it.
Amazing book!  Jan 9, 2007
If you love the famous Robert Doisneau "Kiss" photo, then you will really love this book that shows hundreds of other amazing photos of people/life in Paris. He is able to capture the spirit and the mood of Paris and its people so well. Highly recommended!

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