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W. Eugene Smith : photographs 1934-1975

Author: W Eugene SmithGilles MoraJohn T HillGabriel BauretSerge TisseronAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the most complete monograph on the work of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), one of the heroes of American photojournalism. Beginning in the 1930s, working for Newsweek and other magazines, and then as a war correspondent in the Pacific in 1943-45, he created poetic photo essays of enormous and lasting impact. Drawing from Smith's own photographic archives and including illuminating texts, this comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Photobooks
Named Person: W Eugene Smith; W Eugene Smith; William Eugene Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Eugene Smith; Gilles Mora; John T Hill; Gabriel Bauret; Serge Tisseron; Alan Trachtenberg; Harriet Mason
ISBN: 0810941910 9780810941915
OCLC Number: 39361101
Notes: The texts by Gilles Mora, Gabriel Bauret and Serge Tisseron were translated from the French by Harriet Mason.
Description: 352 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: W. Eugene Smith: the arrogant martyr / Gilles Mora --
What is a symbolic image? / Serge Tisseron --
W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh: rumours of a city / Alan Trachtenberg --
The influences of a legend / Gabriel Bauret --
W. Eugene Smith: his techniques and process / John T. Hill.
Other Titles: Photographs 1934-1975
Responsibility: edited by Gilles Mora and John T. Hill ; with essays by Gabriel Bauret, John T. Hill, Gilles Mora, Serge Tisseron, Alan Trachtenberg.

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This is the most complete monograph on the work of W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), one of the heroes of American photojournalism. Beginning in the 1930s, working for Newsweek and other magazines, and then as a war correspondent in the Pacific in 1943-45, he created poetic photo essays of enormous and lasting impact. Drawing from Smith's own photographic archives and including illuminating texts, this comprehensive volume features more than 350 superb duotone reproductions of both famous and never-before-published images.

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