"In celebration of a long, sun-soaked legacy, the new coffee-table book Light of the Riviera collects many of these photographs. Together, they toast la belle vie." -Air Mail
"This stunning volume encompasses some of the biggest names in photographic history." -Amateur Photography
"This fittingly opulent tome celebrates the region's rich photographic heritage." -Black + White Photography
The Cote d'Azur has always captured the imagination of artists. Many of them arrived on the sun-drenched coast in the early 20th century, having left Paris to enjoy this beautiful region at a time when it was not yet a famed tourist destination. And there they stayed. Legendary for its special light, the French Riviera also spurred the development of art photography to a certain degree, attracting intellectuals and bon vivants, along with those who wanted to be in close proximity to this artistic world. The great influx of painters, photographers, and fashion designers created a rich legacy throughout several decades. This legacy will be narrated chronologically by decade in the book, starting with the beginnings of photography at the turn of the century, and continuing with the 1920s with the fashion of Jacques Henri Lartigue, the Surrealists up to the end of the war, the Golden Fifties of paparazzi photography, the portraits of artists, and photojournalism.
Text in English, German and French.
Publisher: teNeues Publishing UK Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 2312 g
Dimensions: 340 x 275 mm
"This stunning volume encompasses some of the biggest names in photographic history." - Amateur Photography
Podcast interview with Light on the Riviera author Sophie Wright. - KonfektKornerPodcast
"In fact the picture, which features in Genevieve Janvrin's Light On The Riviera, was entirely spontaneous, and taken when Franck spotted the scene from a distance and rushed, while changing her film, to get to the right spot before the magic evaporated." - Amateur Photographer
"This fittingly opulent tome celebrates the region's rich photographic heritage." - Black + White Photography
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