Children of war, children of peace : photographs

by Capa, Robert, 1913-1954.

Format: Print Book 1991
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q HQ781.5 .C36 1991
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Art History 779 CAPA
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Art History
Call Number  779 CAPA
A collection of images of children taken by Robert Capa.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Robert Capa (1913-1954) photographed war within its deadly grip, finally losing his life in the process. His famous war photographs have burned their way into our consciousness, symbols of war's horrors and heroics and the stunned silence of its aftermath. But Capa's real subject was people, with children a central theme and preoccupation. This volume collects and publishes Capa's photographs of children for the first time, opening a new window onto the photographer's sensitivity for the human condition. Edited by Capa's brother, Cornell, a photojournalist, and biographer Richard Whelan, this is a labor of love. The pictures, chosen from thousands of negatives, were taken all over Europe and in the Soviet Union, Israel, China, Japan, Indochina, and the U.S. Most of them exhibit evidence of war, casting the utter tenderness and vulnerability of the children in high relief. Each photograph glows with the unconcealed emotions of children's faces and gestures, but "his pictures are never cute--they always have an edge." These are beautiful and compassionate works of art that "uncover the secrets of a loving, lonely heart." ~--Donna Seaman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Whelan ( Robert Capa ), who sorted through some 70,000 negatives to select the 130 duotone images included here, found that children constitute a major theme in the war photographs of Robert Capa (1913-1954), known for his contributions to Life magazine. Cornell Capa, the photographer's brother, writes, ``A child of peace was for Robert a child who was spared the horrors of war, a child whose peace had been won at a terrible cost, a child whose happiness was therefore all the more precious.'' This collection turns a sympathetic, apolitical eye on children caught up in the instability of Europe, America and the Far East between 1933 and 1954. Capa's subjects express curiosity, delight, solemnity and confusion; they react to patriotic parades and air battles, flee their homes as enemy troops approach, play during times of uneasy peace. Powerful and unsentimental, this volume captures the unself-conscious spontaneity of children. (Sep.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Boston :Little, Brown,1991
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Capa, Cornell.
Whelan, Richard, 1946-2007
Language English
Notes "A Bulfinch Press book."
Description xvi, 167 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 167).
ISBN 0821217895 :
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