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This is war! : Robert Capa at work

Author: Robert Capa; Richard Whelan; Willis Hartshorn; Christopher Phillips; International Center of Photography.
Publisher: Göttingen : Steidl ; New York : International Center of Photography, 2009, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Robert Capa, one of the preeminent photographers of the twentieth century, was a master of the cinematic photo narrative. His most striking images-of the Spanish Civil War, of the Sino-Japanese conflict, of World War II - appeared in the pages of the leading picture magazines of the day. Many of his most well-known photographs have come to define significant historical moments. It was their broad circulation in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Robert Capa; Robert Capa; Robert Capa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Capa; Richard Whelan; Willis Hartshorn; Christopher Phillips; International Center of Photography.
ISBN: 9783865219442 3865219446
OCLC Number: 320198369
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York, Sept. 21, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Director's foreword / Willis E. Hartshorn --
Introduction / Christopher Phillips --
Robert Capa and the rise of the picture press --
The falling soldier, 1936 --
China, 1938 --
This is war! : the end of the Spanish civil war in Catalonia, 1938-1939 --
D-Day, June 6, 1944 --
Leipzig, 1945 --
Chronology --
Checklist of the exhibition.
Responsibility: [text by] Richard Whelan.

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"Robert Capa, one of the preeminent photographers of the twentieth century, was a master of the cinematic photo narrative. His most striking images-of the Spanish Civil War, of the Sino-Japanese conflict, of World War II - appeared in the pages of the leading picture magazines of the day. Many of his most well-known photographs have come to define significant historical moments. It was their broad circulation in international picture magazines that first made them iconic. Some of the most visually sophisticated and politically engaged European and American magazines of the mid-century published Capa's photographs of war, including Vu, Regards, Match, Picture Post, and, of course, Life. This book and the exhibition it accompanies reexamine Capa's innovations as a photojournalist in the 1930s and 1940s. Vintage prints, contact sheets, caption sheets, handwritten observations, personal letters, and original magazine layouts reveal Capa's working process in the construction of six key photo stories."--Jacket.

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