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Bruce Davidson

Davidson, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 3869305649 / ISBN 13: 9783869305646
Published by Steidl Publishers
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Presents author's personal selections from his lesser-known color archive, from a period of nearly sixty years. Num Pages: 280 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: AJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 297 x 302 x 28. Weight in Grams: 2356. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783869305646

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Title: Bruce Davidson

Publisher: Steidl Publishers

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This volume presents Bruce Davidson's personal selections from his lesser-known color archive, from a period of nearly 60 years. Assignments from various magazines including Vogue, National Geographic and Life, as well as commercial projects led Davidson to photograph subjects as diverse as fashion (in the early 1960s), the Shah of Iran with his family (1964), keepers of French monuments (1988), the supermodel Kylie Bax (1997) and college cheerleaders (1989). He photographed in India and China, but also at home in New York, in Chicago and along the Pacific Coast Highway. In 1968, Michelangelo Antonioni invited Davidson to document the making of his film Zabriskie Point. Davidson also continued to pursue personal projects, such as photographing the Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1972-75), the New York City subway (1980) and Katz's Delicatessen (2004). Often staying on in a country after an official assignment, Davidson documented Welsh coalfields, family holidays in Martha's Vineyard and travelled through Patagonia and Mexico.

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Ranging from street scenes to fashion shoots to documentary projects, the retrospective shows off his versatility as a visual stylist and wry social commentator. (Jack Crager American Photo)

In Color makes clear that resorting to chromatic film was never an after-thought for Davidson, nor was it an exceptional one-off reserved to Subway, a series he produced in the 1980s. The book opens with photographs taken as early as 1957 and spans his entire career. It also brings to light the variety of styles he embraced, from anthropological studies à la National Geographic of faraway lands to romantic shots of his family’s vacations in Martha’s Vineyard, before closing with an outlandish look at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York City. (Laurence Butet-Roch TIME Lightbox)

A selection of rarely seen color photographs selected by Davidson himself, Steidl's monograph is a vibrant survey of commercial, fashion and documentary work. (Phil Bicker TIME Lightbox)

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