Synopses & Reviews
This elegant, large-format volume presents twenty masters of photography via 300 extraordinary authorial photographs, providing a broad yet accessible overview of twentieth-century photography. From Man Rays pioneering experimentations to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, the twenty master photographers featured in this handsome tome are masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour photography. A portfolio for each photographer features a selection of their legendary images, an introduction to the photographers oeuvre, a brief biography, and commentary on each of the featured photographs. The volume features a striking, elegant design and large format, bringing these iconic photographs into sharp focus.Master Photographers features the work of Araki Nobuyoshi, Gabriele Basilico, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice, William Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, James Nachtwey, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Herb Ritts, Sebastião Salgado, and August Sander.
This exquisitely produced volume presents the work of twenty legendary photographers of international renown. From Man Ray's pioneering experimentations with the medium to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, the photographers featured are masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour photography. For each artist featured, a 22-page portfolio of their iconic images provides a comprehensive overview of their oeuvre. Each section opens with an insightful introduction to the master's work and includes a concise biography of the photographer. Each image is accompanied by commentary from the specialist authors and contextualized by original essays that shed light on the stories, motivations, and techniques behind each shot.
The volume features a striking, elegant design and large format, bringing the photographs into sharp focus. A discerning introduction to and a celebration of the legendary masters of twentieth century photography, this volume is perfect for amateurs and aficionados alike.
About the Author
Roberto Koch is the publisher of Contrasto, a leading publishing house for photography books, and editor of its internationally successful work Photo:Box. He is also the founder and CEO of Forma, the International Center for Photography in Milan. Laura Leonelli, Alessandra Mauro, and Alessia Tagliaventi are photography specialists who also contributed to Photo:Box.