Louis Faurer was one of America's "quiet" photographers. Known for his raw, melancholy, and psychologically charged pictures of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Photographs of moviegoers, box-office lines, ushers, and cinemas advertising B movies such as Force of Evil, Edge of Doom, and Ace in the Hole are recurrent themes.
Much of Faurer's best work, though, is of ordinary people, and he frequently haunted the streets of New York, finding poetry amid the crackle of the city. In an untitled picture taken in 1937 in Philadelphia, the trousers, jacket cuffs, and cane of a seated man are in sharp focus, as are a box of pencils and a sign announcing "I am totally blind." Hurrying past him are the blurred images of pedestrians. Other shots such as I Am Paralyzed, Daddy Warbucks, and Eddie combine a social and personal awareness that was rare for its time.
Faurer also worked as a fashion photographer for nearly thirty years, producing work for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Flair, with a particular gift for highlighting his subject's ephemeral grace. He was a lasting influence on Robert Frank and other members of the New York school of photography.
This book, the first to examine Faurer's work in depth and bring it to a modern readership, draws together a great deal of previously unpublished material, as well as images not seen since they originally appeared in magazines in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Anne Wilkes Tucker is an award-winning photography writer and lecturer, and is currently Curator at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has written and contributed to many photographic books, including works on Ansel Adams.From Library Journal:
Tucker's book on fashion photographer Louis Faurer (1916-2001) deals mostly with his personal work, which focused largely on everyday scenes of New York City, rather than with his work for magazines such as Vogue and Flair. Until now, information on Faurer has been limited to periodical articles, text within more general works, and exhibition catalogs with more limited scope than is presented here. This new book, which accompanied a recent traveling exhibition, presents a much-needed overview of Faurer's life and work. The overall strength of this book is the analysis of mood in Faurer's pictures, which is supported by part of a Princeton dissertation that compares Faurer's photographs to film noir. Though Tucker, a curator and founder of the photography department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, discusses Faurer's relationships with other photographers and magazine editors, more material about the photographer's personal relationships would have been helpful. Still, the documentation provided in this book is exemplary and includes listings of Faurer exhibitions and photos that appeared in magazines. The illustrations are also excellent. Highly recommended for academic, larger public, and specialized art libraries. Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L., OH
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Descripción Merrell Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111858941652
Descripción Merrell, United Kingdom, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine/New. Louis Faurer Photos Ilustrador. 1st Edition. NEW! Gift Quality First Edition copy, still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. 208 pp., 200 duotones. Title published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition (2002). The first major study of the work of Louis Faurer (1916-2001), known for his raw, melancholy and psychologically charged photographs of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square. Copy is in Fine condition with a strong binding, clean pages and equally fine unblemished DJ. No better copy at this price! Size: 11-5/8 x 11-11/16 Inches. Nº de ref. de la librería 10-400166