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THE PASSIONATE OBSERVER: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten

Davis, Keith F. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0875296688 / ISBN 13: 9780875296685
Published by Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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With an introductory essay by Davis. 4to. Red cloth, with black spine and cover titles. 120 pages, with 59 full page b/w plates. No names or marks. In Illustrated dust-jacket. A crisp, as new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2560

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Title: THE PASSIONATE OBSERVER: Photographs by Carl...

Publisher: Hallmark Cards, Kansas City

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition.

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Book by Davis, Keith F.

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Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a starstruck Midwesterner who led a colorful life, a social butterfly who established himself as a music and theater critic before enjoying success as a novelist in the 1920s. When the Leica revolutionized photography in the early 1930s, the amateur shutterbug embraced the rapid-fire 35mm camera and reinvented himself as a celebrity portraitist. Keith Davis discusses Van Vechten's evocative work in crisp, distinctive prose that is the perfect complement to the artist's dynamic black-and-white images. Gertrude Stein, Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, Frida Kahlo, and Paul Robeson are among the personalities who paraded through his makeshift apartment studio.

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