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Robert Doisneau 1912-1994 (Icons)
Robert Doisneau 1912-1994 (Icons)
by Jean-Claude Gaufrand
Paperback from Taschen
ISBN: 3822816124
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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is best known for his magical, timeless 35mm street portraits taken in Paris and its suburbs. Fresh, unstaged, and full of poetry and humor, his photographs portray everyday people (in everyday places, doing everyday things) frozen in time, unwittingly revealing fleeting personal emotions in a public context. Doisneau's gift was the ability to seek out and capture, with humanity and grace, those little epiphanies of everyday Parisian life. This book traces Doisneau's life and career, providing a wonderful introduction to the work of this seminal photographer.
 
Robert Doisneau: Paris: New Compact Edition
Robert Doisneau: Paris: New Compact Edition
by Robert Doisneau
Paperback from Flammarion
Published: 2010-10-26
ISBN: 2080301179
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Doisneau's work immortalized the magic of Paris for posterity; this stunning compact edition, edited by the artist's daughters, includes over six hundred photographs. Doisneau is celebrated for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuances that have brought enduring popular appeal to his photojournalism. This collection pairs aesthetically-composed photographs alongside snapshots that offer a more personal account of Doisneau's Paris. Organized thematically, this book--unprecedented in scope--gives an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and amid the crowds of Parisians who live in and define their bewitching city. "An enchanting cross-section of Parisian life by one of the photographers who best captured its many charms." --The New York Times, 2005
 
Robert Doisneau: Retrospective
Robert Doisneau: Retrospective
by Peter Hamilton
Paperback from I B Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN: 1850435650

Robert Doisneau's photography is known all over the world. This volume encompasses its entire range from 1929 to 1922, placing the work within the context of its time. The reader is offered an introduction to Doisneau's art and an unforgettable selection of his pictures. 107 photographs. North American tour in 1994.

 
Paris
Paris
by Robert Doisneau
Hardcover from Flammarion
Published: 2005-11-15
ISBN: 2080304917

As a photographer, Robert Doisneau is known for his ability to infuse images of daily life with poetic nuance that imbued his photojournalism with an enduring popular appeal. The unprecedented scope of this collection provides the opportunity to study his more composed, aesthetically structured images alongside his snapshots, which offer a more anecdotal account of Doisneau's Paris. Organized thematically, the book leads us on an entrancing tour through the gardens of Paris, along the Seine, and through the crowds of Parisians who define their beloved city. More than 600 photographs-many rare, forgotten, and previously unpublished-are assembled in this beautiful volume to create a unique portrait of Paris. From toddlers scrambling to cross rue de Rivoli to fresh-faced accordionists, from elegant dog walkers to exuberant roller skaters, and from the indelible kiss in front of the Hétel de Ville to cyclists beneath the Eiffel Tower, the magic of Paris in black and white is a timeless treasure. The photographs, edited by Doisneau's daughter, are complemented by citations from the photographer himself, which reveal his profound fascination with the city where he lived and worked.

 
Doisneau Portfolio
Doisneau Portfolio

Paperback from Taschen
ISBN: 3822834718
 TASCHEN portfolios feature high quality prints that beg to be framed. Tucked in each portfolio are 14 large-format reproductions, each with a brief description. Guaranteed to brighten any day, they also make great gifts for art lovers!

 
Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists
Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists
by Robert Doisneau
Hardcover from Flammarion
Published: 2008-11-25
ISBN: 2080300644
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During the golden age when Montparnasse was teeming with artists, Robert Doisneau gained remarkable access to the artists working in Paris from 1937 onwards, and he visited their studios and caught them in various private moments: working, reflecting, and even playing with their children. This book, which includes some previously unpublished photographs, shares Doisneau's intimate view on the work and lives of these artists. Many remain famous--Picasso, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Giacometti, Saul Steinberg, Marcel Duchamp, Le Corbusier, Foujita--while others have fallen into obscurity, perhaps one day to be rediscovered. Regardless of the artist's social status--whether major figure of the day or struggling newcomer--Doisneau approached each subject with the same humble eye. His signature black-and-white photographs capture the nostalgia of the period and bear witness to these artists in the act of creating some of the world's finest art. This book, published in cooperation with Doisneau's daughters, is a fascinating document of the daily lives of artists by one of the world's most famous and popular photographers.
 
Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960
Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960
by Robert Doisneau
Hardcover from Flammarion
Published: 2010-09-07
ISBN: 2080301292
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A previously unpublished collection of Robert Doisneau's color photography provides a unique opportunity to revisit the early years of one of America's legendary holiday destinations. In 1960, Robert Doisneau was invited by Fortune magazine to cover Palm Springs, the hottest travel destination of the day. Renowned as a playground for the rich and famous, as well as for a silver-haired and well-heeled clientele, it was a world of swimming pools awash with bobbing beehives, martini-fueled parties, and relaxed games of golf, all unfolding against a desert backdrop. There, Doisneau took hundreds of photographs, twenty-three of which were published in the magazine. The rest have been rediscovered in his archives and one hundred are featured here for the first time. Doisneau is best known for his black and white portraits of Parisian street scenes. This rare color collection--which is supplemented with a facsimile reproduction of Doisneau's original Fortune article--offers a new perspective on his photographic legacy. Accompanying these nostalgic images are extracts from the photographer's personal correspondence--small masterpieces of derision and self-derision in which he describes being marooned in the "world capital of winter golf"--and an equally amusing introduction written by award-winning French novelist Jean-Paul Dubois.
 
ROBERT DOISNEAU: FROM CRAFT TO ART
ROBERT DOISNEAU: FROM CRAFT TO ART

Hardcover from Steidl
Published: 2010-08-04
ISBN: 3869300256
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Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) is one of the most important representatives of humanistic photography. For many years he has been looked upon as the minstrel of picturesque Paris, with a charming eye and a unique sense of the unexpected visual anecdote. As a result he has been championed as a poet of the "pure" moment. Doisneau's oeuvre is however much deeper and complex than that reputation suggests.
Contemplating his work as a whole, one discovers Doisneau's pleasure in creating a language to capture the treasures of everyday life. The sensitivity and naturalism of his approach slowly reveal themselves: his images of the modest architecture of the Parisian suburbs for example display gravity, irony and even a degree of hard-heartedness.

 
Robert Doisneau: A Photographer s Life
Robert Doisneau: A Photographer's Life
by Peter Hamilton
Hardcover from Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789200201

Perhaps best known as the creator of images exemplyfing our romantic notion of Paris, Robert Doisneau is, in fact, a key figure in the history of documentary photography. He photographs everything from local weddings to heads of states, from a homeless drunk asleep over a subway grate to a masked ball in a Venetian palace, recording the marginal and transitory zones recognized by Baudelaire and later by Benjamin as the symbolic, shifting landscapes of Modernism.

Drawing not only upon Doisneau's previously unpublished archives but also on conversations with the photographer in his final years, Peter Hamilton examines every aspect of his work, including the techniques he used. In a charming narrative, Hamilton traces Doisneau's career, emphasizing his periods of engagement with the birth of photojournalism in the 1930s, humanist social realism in the 1940s and 1950s, and with montage and art brut in the 1960s. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs in duotone, many published for the first time, this book is a rare find that both enlightens and delights.

Robert Doisneau: A Photographer's Life covers the renowned work of the French photographer famous for the 1950 picture Le Baiser de le Hotel de Ville. This frequently reproduced portrait of an attractive couple frozen in an embrace while Parisian city life whirls around them is an archetypal emblem of romance. It's pretty surprising to learn that Doisneau hired young actors for his entire kissing series; nevertheless, the moment rings undeniably true. Maybe it's his beginnings in advertising or his fashion work for Vogue that lend his images equal parts of real life and theater.

Doisneau (1912-1994) spent his lifetime recording life in France. With his combination of photojournalism and art, he captured nightclubs, the Parisian working-class suburbs, national monuments, weddings, and famous folk like Picasso. Some of the most riveting pictures are of resistance fighters in the midst of the Occupation--young men in civilian clothes, sportcoats and all, standing with guns behind homemade barricades. Accompanying the hundreds of pictures are in-depth chapters that discuss the different periods in Doisneau's life and work. From his childhood, through the war, and on to his fascination with the banlieues (suburbs), the well-researched text gives invaluable insight into this influential photographer's practice. --J.P.Cohen

 
Robert Doisneau: Three Seconds of Eternity
Robert Doisneau: Three Seconds of Eternity
by Robert Doisneau
Paperback from Schirmer/Mosel
ISBN: 3829600712

"My photographs are completely subjective. They show the world as I would like it to be at all times. And, for me, this world exists ... because I create photographic proof of it." Robert Doisneau became France's most popular photographer. Most people are familiar with his most famous pictures: the lovers kissing in the town square, or Picasso with croissants for fingers, or the couple looking at an antique dealer's shopwindow. In his shots of everyday scenes Doisneau pays affectionate homage to life in the small towns and suburbs of France. Three Seconds of Eternity, first published in 1979, remains the classic Doisneau book, now available again. The photographer himself not only selected the pictures, but also wrote a celebrated essay that is a vivid, amusing account of his career as a photographer, his encounter with novelist Blaise Cendrars, and the "average folk" he portrayed with gentle humor and compassion.

 
Doisneau Paris
by Brigitte Ollier
(Paperback -- June )

Robert Doisneau: A Photographer's Life
by Peter Hamilton
(Hardcover -- November )
 

Robert Doisneau: A Photographer's Life
by Peter Hamilton
from Abbeville Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0789200201

 
Robert Doisneau 1912-1994
by Jean-Claude Gaufrand
from TASCHEN America Llc
ISBN: 3822816124

 
Doisneau
by Peter Hamilton, David Elliott, Robert Doisneau
from Cartago
ISBN: 1900826240

 
Three Seconds of Eternity
by Robert Doisneau, Robert Stecker
from te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 3823821245

Robert Doisneau 2012Calendar
from Editions Du Desastre
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Robert Doisneau: Retrospective
by Peter Hamilton, Museum Of Modern Art, Robert Doisneau
from I B Tauris & Co Ltd
ISBN: 1850435650
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Three Seconds of Eternity
by Robert Doisneau (Photographer), Robert Stecker (Introduction)
(Paperback -- October )
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