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.
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