This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: -- Star Tribune , December 1996 Horace Bristol: An American View brings to light the work of an almost-forgotten master. Bristol was part of a 1930s San Francisco circle that included Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange, and worked at Life as one of its first staff photographers with Margret Bourke-White and Alfred Eisenstadt. He also was one of five photographers under the direction of Edward Steichen who documented World War II for the Navy. After returning to Japan to live after the war, Bristol, along with David Douglas Duncan, pioneered the move from German lenses to Nikon. Bristol's work almost was lost, however, when devastated by his wife's death from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1956, he burned all the negatives and photgraphs he had at his Japanese home and ended his career. Remnants of his work that remained were locked away in a trunk for almost 30 years. This monograph, 120 superb duotone images compiled by Debra Heimerdinger and Ken Conner represents the first major publication of Bristol's work covering all stages of his career. Especially notable are photographs Bristol took in California in the 1930s with John Steinbeck while the author was researching The Grapes of Wrath, and of servicemen during the war in the South Pacific. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This beautiful and striking monograph, the first major publication of Horace Bristol's work, pays homage to his genius with over 100 exquisitely reproduced duotone images. In the tradition of the great populists Alfred Eisenstadt and Dorothea Lange, Horace Bristol used his camera to record human, intimate moments: from poignant images of migrant farm workers during the Depression (his photographs inspired Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath) to compelling portraits of post-war Japan and Southeast Asia. An early staff photographer for Life magazine, Bristol was wildly prolific in the '30s and '40s, and tireless in his pursuit of the revelatory moment. With a humility, precision, and formal composition that is as striking today as it was innovative in its own time, Horace Bristol's pioneering artistry assures his importance among the finest documentary photographers of our era.
Review: This collection will do much to resurrect the reputation of the California native who became one of Life magazine's first staff photographers, only to burn much of his work after being devastated by personal tragedy in 1956. Bristol languished in obscurity for nearly three decades before a quirk of fate prompted him to reclaim his legacy. Among the images salvaged for posterity here are pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge under construction, Depression era street scenes, farm laborers, assignments for Edward Steichen's special World War II photographic unit, and views of a bombed-out Tokyo.
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Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Oversized Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 2941094
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0811812626-2-4
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020811812626
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. VG clean text, solid binding, slight reading wear to dust jacket. ABE estimates international rates, actual rate charged may decrease or increase based on size of item. Buyers will receive an approval request if shipping is greater than the default amount. Seller Inventory # 1703160011
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Book Description CHRONICLE BOOKS, San Francisco, California * * * * *, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. CHRONICLE BOOKS (illustrator). 1st Edition. B00K: Fine/Almost As New/. $130.16 0811812626 Horace BRISTOL: an AMERICAN VIEW * CONNER, Ken; HEIMERDINGER, Debora; BRISTOL, Horace CHRONICLE BOOKS 1996 SAN FRANCISCO 1sT Edition, 1sT Printing Tall Wide D/j + H/c Lighter Grey Spine With Title In Grey And 0ff~White Colored Letters, Clear Acetate/Plastic Covered Dust Jacket: Fine/Almost As New/. Prior Seller`s Gold Sticker Under Acetate/Plastic Covered Flap In Front. Hard Cover B00K: Fine/Almost As New/. Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. 143 Numbered Pages Printed On 0ff~White Paper, Clean And Tight To The Spine, In Fine/Almost As New/ Condition. = No Odors, No Other Writing, No Other Names, No Other Rippling, Not Stuck Together, No Book Plates, No Remainder, Not X~Library, No Marks. Description Applies To This B00K, Only. = This B00K Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped = Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift, For The Discriminating Reader / Collector. = WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE *. Seller Inventory # 015897
Book Description Chronicle Books,, San Francisco:, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing.. 143 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. 4to. Hardcover. Black cloth over boards, brown spine lettering and stamped in blind to front cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condtion: Fine. A very sharp copy, virtually as new. 120+ duotone reproductions of Bristol's work, nicely done. Bristol was a photo-journalism pioneer and very likely one the better photographers you never heard of before now. Seller Inventory # 003076
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110811812626
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. First Edition. 1st printing (complete number line). Very slight edge wear to the dust jacket. Signed by the subject of the book, photographer Horace Bristol; no other markings.Ships in a box. Fast shipping from NYC!. Signed by Photographer. Seller Inventory # 120920179
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0811812626