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Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn By Robert Flynn Johnson

Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn by Robert Flynn Johnson

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A collection of two hundred classic images by unidentified photographers features pieces that reflect the psychological insights of their creators or the transcendent qualities of depicted subjects, in a volume organized under such themes as birth, death, love, war, travel, and celebrity.

Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn Summary

Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn by Robert Flynn Johnson

Like gold nuggets amongst pebbles, the more than 200 images reproduced in this book include many of transcendent beauty and psychological insight, all with the magical, mysterious charge that comes from using our own imaginations to spectulate on the circumstances in which they were taken. Superbly produced with an introduction by internationally bestselling author William Boyd and with texts by the photographic and print historian Robert Flynn Johnson, this is a photography book whose very anonymity makes it unique.

Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn Reviews

"What would we do without Robert Flynn Johnson to constantly redirect our eyes toward a higher photographic truth? And how many hundreds of these visual miracles would be lost to the ages, were he not there to rescue them?"

About Robert Flynn Johnson

Robert Flynn Johnson is Curator of Prints, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He has been an avid collector of anonymous photographs for many years. William Boyd is the much-lauded author of numerous bestselling novels, including a fictional biography, Nat Tate: American Artist, 1928-60, featuring anonymous photography.

Table of Contents

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Photographs by William Boyd; Anonymous Images in the History of Photography by Robert Johnson; 1. Land, Sea and Sky; 2. Beginnings; 3. Creatures; 4. Maturity; 5. Eros; 6. Going Places; 7. Signs and Messages; 8. Bizarre and Beautiful; 9. Still Life and Structure; 10. Endings and Infamy

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Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unkn by Robert Flynn Johnson
Used - Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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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