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William ABC

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781849760690
Author(s): William Klein
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Publisher: Tate Publishing(UK)
Dimensions: 218 x 24 x 298 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192

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'Traditional photography books put me to sleep - They were untouchable, academic and boring. For me, design, graphics and layout were almost as important as the photographs themselves. And that's why I did everything I could to create a new kind of visual book'. William Klein, 1954/5 Born in New York in 1929, painter, photographer, film-maker and graphic artist William Klein is often cited as a tour de force of street photography; however, his influence is far more extensive than that. His book 'Life is 'Good and Good For You in New York: Trance - Witness - Revels', created in just three months and published in Paris in 1956, was one of the publishing sensations of the decade. Ground-breaking in its use of movement blur, high contrast printing, ultra-rapid film, wide angle lenses, cropping and page design, it was followed by photo-essays on Tokyo, Moscow and Paris. In addition, Klein gained widespread fame for his work as a fashion photographer for Vogue, despite the fact that he had no particular interest in fashion, and for his bitingly satirical films, including 'Who are you', 'Polly Magoo', 'Mr Freedom' and 'Le Couple Temoin'. Klein lives and works in Paris.
This astonishing book, designed and selected by Klein himself, is a visual history of his long and varied career. Including iconic images, painted contact sheets, magazine covers and previously unseen images, the book is arranged chronologically from the 1950s through to the present. The seminal photo-books of the 1950s and 1960s Please click here to ask a question
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