"The age of the romantic sensibility in photography may be over, replaced by an age of irony. But as André Kertész demonstrates, its innocent charms remain beguiling."-- Andy Grundberg, Washington Post
"People who know photography revere André Kertész as one of the medium's great practitioners, a modernist innovator. . . . But he never achieved the kind of popular name recognition that artists like Cartier-Cresson, Edward Steichen, Walker Evans and Ansel Adams did. . . . [T]hat makes his retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Art here that much more wonderfully revelatory. The show was organized by Sarah Greenough, head of the museum's photography department, and it is accompanied by an excellent catalog that provides an unusually illuminating biography of the artist. . . . What distinguishes Kertész's work is not a particular visual style or signature subject matter, but its emotional resonance. Undoubtedly Kertész was a great formalist, but in his most persuasive pictures, form is put to the service of feeling."-- Ken Johnson, The New York Times
"A highly informative, thoughtful, and readable catalogue with excellent reproductions."-- Rex Weil, ARTNews
"André Kertész saw with his heart's eye. He was a small, primly handsome Hungarian with a diaphanous vision--his camera did not so much peel away veils of reality as lay on a faint, pellucid veil of aesthetic contemplation. . . . [A]s the detail-rich essays in André Kertész by Sarah Greenough, Robert Gurbo and Sarah Kennel make clear, he was a deeply aware man."-- David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
In a career that spanned much of the twentieth century, Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész (1894-1985) created deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs. This book presents approximately 120 of these striking images as well as previously unpublished archival material that sheds important light on the artist and his work.
Like the exhibition it accompanies, André Kertész takes us through Kertész's years in Budapest, Paris, and New York. Unlike other works on Kertész, it presents only vintage prints and includes several seldom seen photographs from throughout his career.
Written by renowned art historian Sarah Greenough and Kertész Foundation curator Robert Gurbo, André Kertész includes excerpts from the photographer's previously unexamined journals and correspondence--documents that prompted the authors to reexamine every period of Kertész's life and work. They reflect on their findings in essays covering each of the major phases in Kertész's career.
While the book includes examples of the artist's most important photographs, including Chez Mondrian, The Satiric Dancer, and The Eiffel Tower, it also focuses on the intensely autobiographical nature of his work. It elegantly demonstrates the ways in which Kertész injected his persona, both literally and metaphorically, into his work.
Accompanying the book's essays and exquisite tritone reproductions of his photographs are an illustrated chronology that corrects many previous errors, a comprehensive bibliography, and selections of previously unpublished writings by the photographer.
http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/exhibits.htm National Gallery of Art, Washington
February 6-May 15, 2005
http://www.lacma.org/ Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 12-September 5, 2005
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Descripción Princeton University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110691121141
Descripción Princeton University Press, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Director's Forward viii Lender's to the Exhibition xi Introduction xii A Hungarian Diary, 1894-1925 by Sarah Greenough 1 Plates 1-32 To Become a Virgin Again, 1925-1936 by Sarah Greenough 59 Plates 33-74 The Circle of Confusion, 1936-1961 by Robert Gurbo 141 Plates 75-95 La Runion, 1962-1985 by Robert Gurbo 191 Plates 94-116 Chronology, 1894-1985 by Sarah Kennel 245 Notes 269 Acknowledgments 285 Checklist of the Exhibition 289 Selected Bibliography 295 Index 299 Photographic Credits 302. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0691121141