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Jacques-Henri Lartigue: Boy With a Camera

Cech, John

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ISBN 10: 0027181367 / ISBN 13: 9780027181364
Published by Simon & Schuster (Juv), U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A beautifully clean, crisp, hardcover copy in fine condition, inscribed by the author; faint shelf wear. Good plus DJ in mylar cover; clipped, faintly rubbing and creasing. NOTE: Oversize volume; no priority or overseas Amazon orders. Bookseller Inventory # 025062

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Title: Jacques-Henri Lartigue: Boy With a Camera

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Juv), U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Introduces young readers to the life and artistry of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, a young boy whose photographic images--which began with his seventh birthday and continued through the rest of his life--capture the world of pre-war Europe.

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Gr. 3-5. In 1907 Jacques-Henri Lartigue was given a camera for his seventh birthday. He started taking pictures immediately and took more than a quarter of a million over the course of his life--hundreds of them during his childhood alone. Although Lartigue's name will not be familiar to the intended audience, children will be delighted with his photographs, so young and so playful, and they'll be startled by the idea that they were taken by someone their own age. Cech's text has a lightness that matches the sepia-tone photos. He writes, "Jacques called photography `a magic thing'. Photographs were little miracles," and those miracles are present throughout the book. Whether the photos are of Lartigue's toy cars, positioned so they seem to be racing across the floor, or of his family, willing subjects all, or of new inventions like airplanes and racing cars, Lartigue had the knack--seen in the best photographers--of knowing just the right moment to snap. The author's note gives biographical information about Lartigue and details his career after his first, boyhood enthusiasm for his camera. Despite his prodigious photographic output, Lartigue thought of himself as an amateur and lived his professional life as a painter. It was not until Lartigue was nearly 70 years old that the director of New York's Museum of Modern Art raised an exhibition in which, finally, Lartigue's photographic genius was recognized. Ilene Cooper

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