Andre Kertesz

Andre Kertesz In a career that spanned much of the twentieth century Hungarian born photographer Andre Kertesz created deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs This book presents approxim

  • Title: Andre Kertesz
  • Author: Sarah Greenough Robert Gurbo Sarah Kennel
  • ISBN: 9780691121147
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a career that spanned much of the twentieth century, Hungarian born photographer Andre Kertesz 1894 1985 created deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs This book presents approximately 120 of these striking images as well as previously unpublished archival material that sheds important light on the artist and his work.Like the exhibition it accompanIn a career that spanned much of the twentieth century, Hungarian born photographer Andre Kertesz 1894 1985 created deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs This book presents approximately 120 of these striking images as well as previously unpublished archival material that sheds important light on the artist and his work.Like the exhibition it accompanies, Andre Kertesz takes us through Kertesz s years in Budapest, Paris, and New York Unlike other works on Kertesz, it presents only vintage prints and includes several seldom seen photographs from throughout his career.Written by renowned art historian Sarah Greenough and Kertesz Foundation curator Robert Gurbo, Andre Kertesz includes excerpts from the photographer s previously unexamined journals and correspondence documents that prompted the authors to reexamine every period of Kertesz s life and work They reflect on their findings in essays covering each of the major phases in Kertesz s career.While the book includes examples of the artist s most important photographs, including Chez Mondrian, The Satiric Dancer, and The Eiffel Tower, it also focuses on the intensely autobiographical nature of his work It elegantly demonstrates the ways in which Kertesz injected his persona, both literally and metaphorically, into his work.Accompanying the book s essays and exquisite tritone reproductions of his photographs are an illustrated chronology that corrects many previous errors, a comprehensive bibliography, and selections of previously unpublished writings by the photographer.EXHIBITION SCHEDULE http nga exhibitions exhibitsm National Gallery of Art, WashingtonFebruary 6 May 15, 2005http lacma Los Angeles County Museum of Art June 12 September 5, 2005

    One thought on “Andre Kertesz”

    1. I admire this photographers clarity & imagination. I look forward to seeing the book Andre Kertesz: His Life & Work by Pierre Borham.

    2. Thanks to Tbone for recommending this photog. Love this book, it's good for some much needed inspiration.

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