Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard (Hardback)Elizabeth W. Easton (author), Clement Cheroux (author of contributions), Michel Frizot (author of contributions), Todd Gustavson (author of contributions), Francoise Heilbrun (author of contributions), Ellen Wardwell Lee (author of contributions), Anne McCauley (author of contributions), Saskia Ooms (author of contributions), Katia Poletti (author of contributions), Eliza E. Rathbone (author of contributions)
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The advent of the Kodak camera in 1888 made photography accessible to amateurs as well as to professionals. Artists were not immune to its allure, and many began experimenting with the camera as a means of observing the world and capturing their own images of it. Snapshot investigates seven Post-Impressionist painters and printmakers: Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Riviere, Felix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard. Although celebrated for their works on canvas and paper, these artists also made many personal and informal snapshots. Depicting interiors, city streets, nudes, and portraits, these photographs were kept private and never exhibited. As a result, most have never been seen by the public.
Juxtaposing personal photographs with related paintings and prints by these Post-Impressionist artists, Snapshot offers a new perspective on early photography and on the synthesis of painting, printmaking, and photography at the end of the 19th century.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 1610 g
Dimensions: 292 x 241 x 31 mm
Won an Honorable Mention for the 2011 New England Book Festival in the Photography/Art category. This award is given by the JM Northern Media family of festivals, and sponsored by the Larimar St. Croix Writers Colony, eDivvy, Shophanista and Westside Websites -- Photgraphy/Art Honorable Mention * New England Book Festival *
Winner in the Photography/Art category at the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival. -- Winner Photography/Art * Los Angeles Book Festival *
Won an Honorable Mention for the 2011 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award, as given by the Art Libraries Society of North America. -- George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award Honorable Mention * Art Libraries Society of North America *
"[A]n exemplary catalogue for its scholarship and content . . . Highly recommended."-P.C. Bunnell, Choice -- P.C. Bunnell * Choice *
Winner of the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival for the Photography/Art category, sponsored by the JM Northern Media LLC -- Photography/Art Award * San Francisco Book Festival *
Won an award in the scholarly illustrated category in the AAUP 2012 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show -- Award in the Scholarly Illustrated category at the Book, Jacket & Journal Show * American Association of University Professors *
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