Robert Doisneaus playful approach to capturing Parisian street scenes on camera earned him recognition as one of the twentieth centurys most important photographers. Doisneaus ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance has given enduring popular appeal to his work. In this new volume, he leads us on an entrancing tour into Parisian gardens, along the Seine, and through crowds of Parisians. Workers, paupers, lovers, jugglers, children, dancers Doisneaus lens captures all, in myriad lights and moods. Sometimes humorous, often ironic, and unfailingly tender, his iconic oeuvre reflects the Paris of our dreams. This pocket edition features 175 photographs, including thirty previously unpublished images, that capture the essence of Paris. Composed, structured images appear alongside impromptu snapshots of Parisian life, demonstrating the range of Doisneaus talent as both artist and photojournalist.
Robert Doisneau (1912 1994) is a major twentieth-century photographer. He received the Kodak Award (1947) and the Niepce Prize (1956). Major posthumous retrospectives of his work have been held in Paris, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Flammarion published Robert Doisneau: Paris (2005/2010), Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists (2008), Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960 (2010), and Robert Doisneau: Paris Les Halles Market (2011).
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