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This special and important photography book presents, for the first time, the very best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. Contact sheets tell the truth behind a photograph. They unveil its process, and provide its back story. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence, or was the right shot down to pure serendipity a matter of being in the right place at the right time? This landmark publication provides the reader with a depth of understanding and a critical analysis of the story behind a photograph, the process of editing it, and the places and ways in which the selected photographs were used. For anyone with a deep appreciation of photography and a desire to understand what goes into creating iconic work, Magnum Contact Sheets will be regarded as the definitive volume. With 435 illustrations in total, 230 in colour, including over 3,600 frames on 139 contact sheets.
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`This book is a bit like one of those parties you're trying to blag a ticket to. An unmissable event. Just look who's on stage: Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Erwitt and many more. ... A huge undertaking, well produced this tremendous book shows how defining moments are captured and made iconic. Image, history and process, there's something for everyone here'
`A glorious monument to a way of working that is no more.' --The Daily Telegraph
`This books allows us to see the mixture of talent, chance, watchfulness and diligence behind each successful picture. ...there are very many reasons to celebrate the images in this huge and beautiful book.' --The Guardian
`By presenting the unpublished contact sheets behind the world's most iconic photos - including the D-Day landings, the Blitz, Malcolm X and Che Guevara - every compelling page gives us an intimate and exciting sense of walking alongside the photographer.' --RA magazine
`These contact sheets, souvenirs of a technology that is now obsolete, are the elegy for a lost art.' --The Observer
`Magnum Contact Sheets reveals the unseen pictures that led to the creation of some of the most iconic and historic images of the modern world, taken by photography's top names.'
--Scotland on Sunday
`A treasure chest of material...this is a book that sets out to transfix and absorb all those that fall on its pages ...with Christmas just around the corner...this should take its place at the top of your wish list.'
--The Usual Shutter Specs Blog
'An exemplary bit of publishing in that it is stunningly beautiful ... but is full of the kind of material that might be considered the preserve of scholars or researchers' --The Observer
`A landmark in photography publishing. This rich treasure trove of a book exposes techniqueand situation through archival imagery like never before' --Glass
`A must for every photographer's shelf ... an incredible book ... No matter what level of photographer you are, your age or your genre of photography, I would urge you to get this book ... It's a book to fall in love with and treasure. Thank you, Magnum. Thank you, Thames & Hudson' --Professional Photographer
'Covetable ... informative and lovingly curated' --Metro
'A book for anyone who has tried and failed to get that killer shot ... Gives a sense of how closely skill and seat-of-pants intertwine, even for the greatest photographers' --The Times
'One of the most interesting books of the year'
'Every once in a while a book comes along that makes you stop, look and listen, Magnum Contact Sheets is such a book ... extensive, exhaustive in its research and inspiring' --Hungry Eye Magazine
'The most significant photographic title of 2011' --Master Photography
'Offers an intimate glimpse into its contributors' working processes.' --The Independent on Sunday
Gives a fascinating insight into the process of creating great photojournalism' --The Irish Times
'This landmark book presents an unparalleled wealth of unpublished material.'
'One thing is for sure: if you do not have a copy of Magnum Contact Sheets on your bookshelf you cannot be serious about photography.'
A vast, exquisite elegy to the old way of taking photos. --London Review of Books
Offers intimate insights into the working methods of each photographer ... epic. --The Art Newspaper
The book provides fascinating insight into the selection process and is accompanied by revealing anecdotes from the photographers. --Vice
Kristen Lubben, former longtime curator at the International Center of Photography, is now executive director of the Magnum Foundation.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0500543992
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0500543992