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Magnum Landscape By Ian Jeffrey

Magnum Landscape by Ian Jeffrey

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Summary

A collection of superb landscape photographs by Magnum photographers.

Magnum Landscape Summary

Magnum Landscape by Ian Jeffrey

In the tradition of monumental Magnum books, this publication brings together an eclectic assortment of work by the finest photographers of our time, capturing a riveting and seductive series of fleeting moments around the world. For half a century, Magnum photographers - through countless commissions and their own personal work - have produced images that comment on the state of the world. In photographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants, aware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the very notion of a landscape depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records and interprets a diversity of subject matter to form a unique personal style, the variations on this theme are endless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities and motorways, of desolation, celebration and tranquillity.

The photographs assimilated in this book invite us to rediscover landscape, and urge us to think more profoundly not only about planet earth in its entirety, but about our own place in it.

Magnum Landscape Reviews

"A collection of cracking landscapes from members of the world renowned picture agency."-Practical Photography

"An inspiring and diverse collection."-Amateur Photographer

"One of the most successful photography books of this year. To shamelessly pilfer the joke of the great Dorothy Parker: me Leica."-Wallpaper*

"Haunting images from around the world. I'll guarantee it will change the way you look through your viewfinder when you get out the Instamatic."-BBC Homes & Antiques

"Informal and interesting."-What's on in Birmingham

"The book illustrates the power of the still photograph to put an alternative slant on reality... Magnum Landscape inspires the viewer to consider our relationship with the earth and its role as a changing backdrop to human affairs."-Landscape Design

"The 184 pages here present a range of styles and formats... But despite the apparent heterogeneity of the collected images, there emerges in the pages... a certain unity, an approach to documenting the physical world that is uniquely Magnum's. This approach is rooted in the belief that the very idea of landscape depends on people's participation in it... But... these photographers avoid the cliche of people's role as destroyer and turn their attention instead to those scenes where human entry into the landscape seems almost tentative, human control tenuous or at risk: Burri's image of a sand-covered road in Abu Dhabi, for example, or Larry Towell's cover photograph of Mexican Mennonite women caught in a dust storm. It is images such as these that we find Magnum Landscape's particular power... Readers of this book will certainly come away with... an appreciation of the work of some of Magnum's lesser-known members... The photographs in this book are strong enough to speak for themselves. They comprise, without question, a powerful collective vision of the world. For that reason, Magnum Landscape is a necessary volume, one which illustrates that Magnum photographers have produced some of the very best work in a crowded, too-often tired genre."-The Photo Review

"The Magnum book stretches the definition of landscape..."-The Picture Professional

"If you want to see how some of the finest photographers in the world approach landscape, pick up this book... These images... offer a real who's who of photographers..."-Colorado Springs Gazette

"Bestseller in an attractive matt, small, landscape format."-The Art Newspaper

About Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is a photography writer, lecturer and curator. His other books include The Photography Book also published by Phaidon, Portraits of Artists (2000) and Revisions: An Alternative History of Photography (1999).

Additional information

GOR001551720
9780714836423
0714836427
Magnum Landscape by Ian Jeffrey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Phaidon Press Ltd
1997-03-01
184
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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