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Foreword by Edmonde Charles-Roux
From high-society balls and fashion shoots to portraits of artists and scenes from urban life in France, this volume showcases Doisneau’s best photographs for Vogue Paris.
Celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau worked for Vogue from 1949 until 1965, illustrating a postwar France filled with a renewed zest for life. His little-known images of haute couture featured models like Brigitte Bardot and Bettina, who he photographed in the studio and out on the streets. He chronicled the members of the café society in their stately homes and at glamorous costume galas, dancing the night away. Best known for his humanist approach, he masterfully captured scenes from everyday life—from the grace of a wedding procession over a footbridge to the petulance of a child impatient for cake. Doisneau’s photographs captured the spirit of the era and featured celebrities like Karen Blixen, Picasso, Colette, and Jean Cocteau, as well as jazz musicians, movie stars, and humble craftsmen at work. Legendary Vogue editor in chief Edmonde Charles-Roux’s personal homage to the photographer—who was her friend and colleague—offers intimate insight into the man behind the camera, as complex and beautiful as the people and places he immortalized.
Robert Doisneau & Clémentine Deroudille
Previously unpublished photographs and iconic portraits of musicians from the 1950s through the 1980s offer a new perspective on Doisneau’s remarkable talent.
Master photographer Robert Doisneau’s passion for the joyful energy inherent in the music world comes alive in images that cover the musical spectrum, from classical and jazz to be-bop to the roots of modern rap and alternative rock. With camera in hand, Doisneau crisscrossed Paris to capture intimate moments with star musicians such as Eartha Kitt in a jazz club, Django Reinhardt at home, and Yehudi Menuhin backstage, or with locals at a neighborhood dance or jamming in a brass band. His portraits were commissioned for stars from Juliette Gréco to Charles Aznavour to Claude François, and a new generation of musicians in the 1980s including Rita Mitsouko and Les Négresses Vertes.
This book—curated by the photographer’s granddaughter to accompany an exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris—includes more than one hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, that showcase the artist’s mastery in editing, special effects, photomontage, collage, photo distortions, and splits.
This definitive monograph on Modigliani incorporates new research into one of the most comprehensive surveys ever published on the seminal twentieth-century artist.
Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) is one of the most important artists of the early twentieth century. This ambitious volume includes 150 works from throughout Modigliani’s tragically brief yet formative career, from the artist’s celebrated erotic nudes and iconic, elongated figures to his lesser-known treasures. Accompanying one of the largest exhibitions of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and drawings ever shown in Europe, this comprehensive catalogue contextualizes the modernist master alongside works by his peers, such as Cézanne, Brancusi, and Picasso.
Born in Livorno, Italy, and working in Paris from 1906, Modigliani was underappreciated in his lifetime but has come to be regarded as one of the most influential figures of early modernism. This richly illustrated volume will present the artist in a new light, moving beyond the historical tendency to interpret his work through the lens of his biography to convey the sheer breadth and depth of his formal and stylistic experimentation. Six essays explore various angles from which his work and artistic persona can be understood, connecting Modigliani with contemporary practice in the Bohemian quarter of Montparnasse as well as with the wider visual culture in early-twentieth-century Paris. An important contribution to the field, this unprecedented collection of works will appeal to all those captivated by this modernist master.
Grace Coddington & Marc Jacobs
Introduction by Sofia Coppola
A unique monograph of over 50 collections created by the fashion designer Marc Jacobs in the past 25 years and illustrated by Grace Coddington
In 2016, internationally acclaimed designer Marc Jacobs commissioned his friend and talented illustrator Grace Coddington to select and draw her personal selection from his collections dating back to 1992, the year he presented his now-infamous grunge-inspired collection. Sofia Coppola contributes an introduction and the illustrations are punctuated with Jacobs's written commentary about the collections. Personal and insightful, this is the first look back on Jacobs's groundbreaking career.