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Leica By Alessandro Pasi

Leica by Alessandro Pasi

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Summary

A social history of the people behind the Leica camera, this title revelas its ingenious inventor, Oskar Barnack, and the great photographers who found it indispensable, including Rodchenko, Kert, Cartier-Bresson, Capa, and many others.

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Leica: Witness to a Century by Alessandro Pasi

The Leica is both a product of the twentieth century's inventive spirit and the means by which that spirit could be documented for posterity. As the first handheld camera, the Leica made possible a new kind of documentary photography, and included among its devoted fans are many of the century's greatest photographers. Its combined qualities of precision and compactness made it an essential tool for photographers everywhere, and today more than ever the Leica is prized by collectors. Leica is a social history of the people behind the camera; its ingenious inventor, Oskar Barnack, and the great photographers who found it indispensable, including Rodchenko, Kert, Cartier-Bresson, Capa, and many others. This completely new volume is richly illustrated with details that will satisfy even the most avid collector: diagrams, patent drawings, advertising posters, and biographies of some of its famous users. It belongs on the bookshelf of everyone who loves photography. 120 color illustrations and photographs.

Leica Reviews

"Leica is a celebration, rather than a scholarly study, of this superlative photographic tool. Its layout and copious illustrations invite browsing and poring rather than end-to-end reading, appealing to many kinds of interest without delving in depth into any of them. It belongs on the coffee-table of anyone with a love of photography and its history. It will preach to the converted of course; but the converted will love it." James Williams, Trinity College, Cambridge, The Art Newspaper

About Alessandro Pasi

Alessandro Pasi is a journalist and the author of Beetle Mania, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug . He lives in Italy.

Additional information

GOR005008416
9780393059212
0393059219
Leica: Witness to a Century by Alessandro Pasi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2004-03-09
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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