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Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years

Robert Doisneau Edmonde Charles-Roux

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Flammarion
13 October 2017
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From high-society balls and fashion shoots to portraits of artists and scenes from urban life in France, this luxurious volume, published as a Swiss-bound hardcover with two paper stocks, showcases Doisneau's best photographs for Vogue Paris. Celebrated photographer Robert Doisneau worked for Vogue from 1948 until 1952, illustrating a post-war 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 Cafe Society in their stately homes and at glamorous costume galas, dancing the night away. Best known for his humanist approach, he masterly 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, featuring celebrities like Karen Blixen, Picasso, Colette, and Jean Cocteau, 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.
By:   Robert Doisneau, Edmonde Charles-Roux
Imprint:   Flammarion
Country of Publication:   France
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 240mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   2.680kg
ISBN:   9782080203175
ISBN 10:   2080203177
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   13 October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) was a major twentieth-century photographer. His photographs were published in Life, Paris Match, and Vogue. Major posthumous retrospectives of his work have been held in Paris, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York. Flammarion has published Robert Doisneau: Paris (2005/2010), Doisneau: Portraits of the Artists (2008), Robert Doisneau: Palm Springs 1960 (2010), Robert Doisneau: Paris Les Halles Market (2011), and The Best of Doisneau: Paris (2014). Edmonde Charles-Roux was an author and former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris.

Reviews for Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years

While there have been many books about Doisneau, this is the one that has been eagerly awaited. Between the pages you see his spectacular images of fashion icons Brigitte Bardot and Bettina, chronicles of Paris' cafe society, and portraits of celebrities like Colette, Picasso, Jean Cocteau. --Fashion Maniac 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. Here are masterfully captured scenes from everyday life that captured the spirit of the era and its celebrities. --The Society Diaries In this new compendium, a generous expose of more than 300 pages, are some of the lensman's most spectacular compositions from the era--portraits of Colette, Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and lively cafe society--that together form a compelling picture of the period and the man who captured it. --bask Magazine The Vogue Years Captures Doisneau's Keen Eye --Metrosource The last thing to be considered here is that this handsome volume--which features an open spine binding so that it lays flat to show off the photographs to their best advantage . . . provides an opportunity to take part in a format that so many other books of this genre might benefit from. Robert Doisneau: The Vogue Years is a must own, must read, and a must cherish volume. --New York Journal of Books


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