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Kertesz – Postcards from Paris expo Chicago / Atlanta 2021 – 2022

Kertesz André / Siegel Elizabeth
Kertesz – Postcards from Paris expo Chicago / Atlanta 2021 – 2022

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Editeur Yale University press
Date de parution 2021
Langue anglais
Type de reliure rigide
Pages 240
ISBN : 9780300260038

The first comprehensive study of these rare, influential objects, documenting a formative moment in the noted photographer’s early career This elegant book unites all of the known carte postale prints by the photographer Andre Kertesz (1894-1985), including portraits, views of Paris, careful studio scenes, and exquisitely simple still lifes. Essays shed new light on the artist’s most acclaimed images; themes of materiality, exile, and communication; his illustrious and bohemian social circle; and the changing identity of art photography. Playful yet refined, the book’s design reflects the spirit of 1920s Paris while underscoring the modernity of the catalogue’s more than 250 illustrated works. Kertesz made his rigorously composed prints on inexpensive but lush postcard stock, sharing them with friends and sending them back to family in Hungary. The works reveal the artist learning his craft as he encountered an international group of modernists-including Piet Mondrian, Fernand Leger, and Joseph Csaky-in the interwar metropolis. Prized by collectors as well as by Kertesz himself, the cartes postales influenced his compositions and the intimate scale of his picture making for decades.