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Carnet de Route

Bischof, Werner (Photographs by); Manuel Gasser (Text by)

Published by Robert Delpire, [Paris], 1957
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover
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Quarto. Unpaginated. Original illustrated dust-jacket over decorative grey cloth, with black lettering on spine. Selection of 76 striking b/w and color photographs by Swiss photographer Werner Bischof* depicting landscapes, people, and street scenes from Asia to North and Latin America. Moderate rubbing and tiny chipping along edges of dust-jacket. Text in French. DJ in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. *Werner Bischof (1916-1954) was a Swiss photographer and photojournalist. From 1939 on, he worked as an independent photographer for various magazines, in particular the renowned magazine "du" based in Zürich. He travelled extensively from 1945 to 1949 through nearly all European countries from France to Romania and from Norway to Greece. His works on the devastation in post-war Europe established him as one of the foremost photojournalists of his time. In 1949, he joined Magnum Photos, which at the time was composed of just five other photographers: Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, David Seymour, and Ernst Haas. The focus of much of his post-war photography was showing the poverty and despair around him in Europe, tempered with his desire to travel the world, conveying the beauty of nature and humanity. In 1951, he went to India, working for Life magazine, and then to Japan and Korea. For the magazine "Paris Match" he worked as a war reporter in Vietnam. In 1954, he travelled through Mexico and Panama, before flying to Peru, where he embarked on a trip through the Andes to the Amazonas on 14 May. On 16 May his car fell off a cliff on a mountain road in the Andes, and all three passengers were killed. Bookseller Inventory # 38517

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Carnet de Route

Publisher: Robert Delpire, [Paris]

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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