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Louis Faurer

Author: Anne Tucker; Lisa Hostetler; Kathleen V Jameson; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: London : Merrell, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Louis Faurer was one of America's "quiet" photographers. Known for his raw, melancholy, and psychologically charged pictures of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Photographs of moviegoers, box-office lines, ushers, and cinemas advertising B movies such as Force of Evil,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Named Person: Louis Faurer; Louis Faurer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Tucker; Lisa Hostetler; Kathleen V Jameson; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0890901058 9780890901052 1858941652 9781858941653
OCLC Number: 49516631
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Louis Faurer Retrospective, held at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Jan. 13-Apr. 14, 2002 and at four other museums through Sept. 7, 2003.
Description: 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: "So intelligent, so angry, and having such passion for the world" / by Anne Wilkes Tucker --
Louis Faurer and film noir / by Lisa Hostetler.
Responsibility: Anne Wilkes Tucker ; with Lisa Hostetler and Kathleen V. Jameson.

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"Louis Faurer was one of America's "quiet" photographers. Known for his raw, melancholy, and psychologically charged pictures of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Photographs of moviegoers, box-office lines, ushers, and cinemas advertising B movies such as Force of Evil, Edge of Doom, and Ace in the Hole are recurrent themes." "Much of Faurer's best work, though, is of ordinary people, and he frequently haunted the streets of New York, finding poetry amid the crackle of the city. In an untitled picture taken in 1937 in Philadelphia, the trousers, jacket cuffs, and cane of a seated man are in sharp focus, as are a box of pencils and a sign announcing "I am totally blind." Hurrying past him are the blurred images of pedestrians. Other shots such as I Am Paralyzed, Daddy Warbucks, and Eddie combine a social and personal awareness that was rare for its time." "Faurer also worked as a fashion photographer for nearly thirty years, producing work for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Flair, with a particular gift for highlighting his subject's ephemeral grace. He was a lasting influence on Robert Frank and other members of the New York school of photography." "This book, the first to examine Faurer's work in depth and bring it to a modern readership, draws together a great deal of previously unpublished material, as well as images not seen since they originally appeared in magazines in the 1940s and 1950s."--BOOK JACKET.

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