Robert Capa, photographs

by Capa, Robert, 1913-1954.

Format: Print Book 1996
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r TR820.C354 1996x
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Call Number  r TR820.C354 1996x
Robert Capa: Photographs is a major retrospective of one of the century's greatest photographers. Drawing upon hundreds of previously unseen images, this collection reveals Capa as one of the great poets of the camera. In these photographs, we see the world through the eyes of a driven humanist who was also a documentarian of the highest caliber. While previous volumes on Capa have focused on his role as a war photographer, Robert Capa: Photographs shows us the remarkable range of his work: the sufferings as well as the tenderness, humor, and wonder of his subjects.The extraordinary book includes poignant comments by Capa's close friend Henri Cartier-Bresson and by Cornell Capa (Robert's younger brother and the Founding Director of the International Center of Photography), as well as a historical essay by Robert Capa biographer Richard Whelan. The dramatic collection of images in Robert Capa: Photographs shows that he captured--through the events of history--the very heart of humanity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In September 1936, Capa earned the sobriquet, "the Greatest War Photographer in the World," that stuck to him ever after when he captured a just-shot Spanish civil warrior's dying fall--an image as familiar as any in photography's history. The young Hungarian exile understood that photographing war indelibly was less a matter of showing the fighting than of finding intimate moments affected by it. He continued finding such instants during warfare in Spain, China, Italy, France, Israel, and Vietnam, where in 1954 he was killed by a land mine. This selection of his best evokes a shock of recognition. Capa's photos have influenced our ingrained conception of the twentieth century's sad and violent second quarter. This is how 1930^-60 Europe and Asia look in the mind's eye. The album also shows that Capa appreciated everyday peacetime life and that he made famous friends: another of his best-known pictures shows old man Picasso at the beach, bearing an umbrella over young Francoise Gilot as she strides forward yet focusing not on her but on the camera lens. --Ray Olson"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Capa's (1913-1954) photographs have become icons of the horrors and futility of war. This volume contains some of his most dramatic pictures of the battles he covered‘the Spanish Civil War, the Japanese invasion of China in 1938, the European theater during WWII, the Israeli War for Independence in 1948 and the French-Indochina War. Capa risked his life to capture these images, going ashore in Normandy with the first wave of troops to hit Omaha Beach on D-Day, parachuting into Germany with American troops in 1945 and accompanying French soldiers on a mission in Vietnam, where he was killed when he stepped on a land mine. Whelan (Alfred Stieglitz: A Biography) points out that Capa showed sympathy for soldiers and civilians on both sides of every conflict, and the compassionate aspect of his work is underscored by the inclusion of sensitive pictures that have nothing to do with war, such as scenes of Chinese children playing in the snow and a U.S. medic treating a German soldier in 1943. This beautifully produced book is a fitting tribute to one of the great photographers of our time. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Capa, Robert, -- 1913-1954.
Publisher New York :Aperture,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 191 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 x 30 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 190).
ISBN 0893816752 (hardcover)
0893816906 (pbk.)
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