Magnum Landscape

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9780714836423: Magnum Landscape

In the tradition of monumental Magnum books, this publication brings together an eclectic assortment of work by the finest photographers of our time, capturing a riveting and seductive series of fleeting moments around the world. For half a century, Magnum photographers - through countless commissions and their own personal work - have produced images that comment on the state of the world. In photographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants, aware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the very notion of a landscape depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records and interprets a diversity of subject matter to form a unique personal style, the variations on this theme are endless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquillity. The photographs assimilated in this book invite us to rediscover landscape, and urge us to think more profoundly not only about planet earth in its entirety, but about our own place in it.

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Landscape, says Henri Peretz, is the photographic genre which above all others "sets in competition the simple viewer, the painter, the amateur and professional photographer." This book, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Magnum Photo Agency, collects images by some of the most imaginative photographers of the century. Many have the eye of great painters: Henri Cartier-Bresson's study of picnickers on the bank of the River Marne is like a Renoir brought to life, while Bruno Barbey's exquisite color image of soldiers descending the hills of Kurdistan has the quality of an Albert Bierstadt canvas. There are some wonderfully surreal visions here too, such as Bruce Davidson's shot of the Statue of Liberty with a New Jersey junkyard in the foreground, and Richard Kalvar's image of a naked man on the Brooklyn Bridge.

About the Author:

Ian Jeffrey is a photography writer, lecturer and curator. His other books include The Photography Book also published by Phaidon, Portraits of Artists (2000) and Revisions: An Alternative History of Photography (1999).

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