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Available for the first time in a compact edition, this groundbreaking book presents a remarkable selection of contact sheets and ancillary material, revealing for the first time how the most celebrated Magnum photographers capture and edit the very best shots. Addressing key questions of photographic practice, the book illuminates the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes behind some of the world’s most iconic images.Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty-nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members’ estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as such members of Magnum’s latest generation as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa's Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Geuvara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.

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There are few books that can be called both definitive and essential for a photography-lover's bookshelf, but this is one of them. --Amateur Photographer

One of the best [photography books] you'll ever read ... an amazing time capsule of photographic thought: a compelling journey through the picture-taking process. --Advanced Photographer

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. --The Bookseller

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By presenting the unpublished contact sheets behind the world's most iconic photos - including the D-Day landings, the Blitz, Malcolm X and Che Guevara - every compelling page gives us an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 technique and 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

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

Gives a fascinating insight into the process of creating great photojournalism. --The Irish Times

This landmark book presents an unparalleled wealth of unpublished material. --Art

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. --State Magazine

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

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  • EditoreThames & Hudson
  • Data di pubblicazione2014
  • ISBN 10 050054431X
  • ISBN 13 9780500544310
  • RilegaturaCopertina rigida
  • Numero di pagine524
  • RedattoreLubben Kristen
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