Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson by Clive Scott

Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson by Clive Scott newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: I. B. Tauris & Co., 2007, Paperback.

Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: Street photography is perhaps the best-loved and most widely known of all photographic genres, with names like Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï and Doisneau familiar to those with even a fleeting knowledge of the medium. Yet what exactly is street photography? From what viewpoint does it present its subjects and how does this viewpoint differ from that of documentary photography?

Looking closely at the work of Atget, Kertesz, Bovis, Rene-Jacques, Brassaï, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson and more, this elegantly written book, extensively illustrated with both well-known and neglected works, unpicks Parisian street photographys affinity with Impressionist art a$ well as its complex relationship with parallel literary trends and authors from Baudelaire to Philippe Soupault. Clive Scott traces street photographys origins, asking what really happened to photography when it first abandoned the studio, and brings to the fore fascinating questions about the way the street photographer captures or frames those subjects traders, lovers, entertainers so beloved of the genre.

In doing so Scott reveals street photography to be an inventive, even poetic vision, looking not the type but to the individual, not to the reality of the street but to its romance.

Near Fine.

[XI] 233 pages. Index. Bibliography. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).

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