"The Eye of Klemantaski" is a superb, very high quality softbound booklet of 32 pages. It illustrates the 25 favorite photographic images of Louis Klemantaski, who is the greatest automobile racing photographer of all time. The captions for the photographs in "The Eye of Klemantaski" were created by Peter G. Sachs of The Klemantaski Collection which is one of the world's largest and most varied archives of motorsports photography.
"The Eye of Klemantaski" begins in the 1930's and continues into the 1960's, covering four decades of motorsports at the highest level. Selected from over 55,000 images, these remarkable photographs illustrate The Golden Age of Motor Racing. The Eye of Klemantaski" gives you a unique opportunity to reflect visually on that timeTazio Nuvolari's gentle victory smile at Donington in 1938, Peter Collins winning a tune-up for the Mille Miglia or Juan Manuel Fangio as he slips through the early morning light of Monte Carlo.
This is an unprecedented opportunity for collectors of great motor racing photographs to add to their private libraries.
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All of the images in "The Eye of Klemantaski," as well as other images in The Klemantaski Collection are available as photographic prints, made from the original negatives. In addition, The Klemantaski Collection also offers a very limited quantity of prints signed by Louis Klemantaski, including those in "The Eye of Klemantaski."About the Author:
Louis Klemantaski is the true inheritor of Jacques-Henri Lartigue who pioneered the art of photography of moving objects at the turn of the last century. Klemantaski's work, which spans the years from 1936-1974, represents the aesthetic pinnacle of this technique.
Louis Klemantaski was born in the Manchurian city of Harbin in 1912. His father, a British subject of Russian extraction, had hoped to seek his fortune there by exporting soy beans and importing Willys-Knight and Overland cars. Klemantaski returned to England for his education and, having learned to drive a car when he was eight, in his teen years spent much of his time at the famous Brooklands circuit where he founded what he believes was the first school for racing drivers. In what was a most fortunate decision, he became a professional photographer in the 1930's as a means of keeping in touch with the sport he loved, after he realized that a career as a racing driver would be too expensive to underwrite.
Klemantaski attended every race he could get to. Always positioning himself close to the action, Klemantaski combined his talent for panning with the use of short lenses and large apertures to capture the feelings and sensations of motion. Klemantaski's talent for composition was also unique. His images are like finished paintings, needing no alteration to maximize their impact on the viewer. Some of his most important work came from his trips to Italy for the Mille Miglia. For five years in the mid-1950's he rode as a passenger in this most famous of all the open road races which resulted in some of the most dramatic photography ever taken.
Today, Louis Klemantaski lives in England in quiet retirement with his wife.
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Descrizione libro Klemantaski Collection 1993-12, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 096416891X. Codice libro della libreria 661295
Descrizione libro Klemantaski Collection, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11096416891X