Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: Aperture (December 1985)
11.5 x 9.8 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Acknowledged as a master of twentieth-century photography and the greatest British photographer, Bill Brandt left an indelible mark on the medium during a career that spanned more than fifty years basic4android. Trained in Man Ray's Paris studio, Brandt returned to England and produced a body of work that ranged from portraits of upper-crust society to views of the poverty of the industrial north basic4android. During the Blitz of World War II Brandt created an epic picture of blacked-out London, with images of bomb-damaged landmarks and residents sheltering in underground subway stations basic4android. After the war, he began a series of nude studies using lens distortions and unusual points of view to interpret the female form in new ways basic4android. He also photographed the movers and shakers of the English art scene, from Alec Guinness to David Hockney, and, for a series called "Literary Britain," he toured the country tracking down landscapes that had been influential to important British writers. Mark Haworth-Booth, curator of photography at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, provides a contextual overview and information on Brandt's working methods and biography. David Mellor, professor of art history at the University of Sussex, offers cogent interpretations of the larger significance of Brandt's themes and preoccupations.
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