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Portraits in Lace By Charles Freger

Portraits in Lace by Charles Freger

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The author has photographed a series of portraits of Breton women of every generation from every region, wearing costumes and headdresses of endless variety. This book includes some fifty headdresses are introduced and described in a separate reference section, accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations.

Portraits in Lace Summary

Portraits in Lace: Breton Women by Charles Freger

Charles Freger has photographed a series of portraits of Breton women of every generation from every region, wearing costumes and headdresses of endless variety: from high starched towers to elaborately pinned, tucked and embroidered confections of handmade lace, as delicate as they are distinctive. Marie Darrieussecq, winner of the Prix Medicis and twice nominated for the Prix Goncourt, has contributed a foreword. Some fifty headdresses are introduced and described in a separate reference section, accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations. Charles Freger's exceptional photographs demonstrate a wealth of pride, ingenuity and personal expression that make this book uniquely compelling.

Portraits in Lace Reviews

'The photographic approach is highly imaginative' - Royal Photographic Society Journal
'Here myth and ritual are replaced by tradition and meticulous craft as Freger turns his formalist gaze on the exclusively female traditional costumes of Brittany' - Observer
'Freger once again finds a set of individuals observing archaic customs in the modern world' - Amateur Photographer

About Charles Freger

Charles Freger is a photographer based in Rouen, France. Internationally acclaimed for his subtle and poetic portraiture, he has devoted himself to the representation of social groups. Previous books include Wilder Mann, Portraits in Lace and Yokainoshima.

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NGR9780500517994
9780500517994
0500517991
Portraits in Lace: Breton Women by Charles Freger
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20150528
264
N/A
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