Lartique Life in Color

By: d'Astier, Martine and Martine Ravache

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167pp. Small 4to. White paper over boards, book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and is gift quality. Examples of the photographer's color photos. Best known for his black and white photos, fully a third of his oeuvre is in color. There is an introduction by Martine d'Astier(Color in All Its Candor) as well as one by Martine Ravache ("The joys of colorful cuisine"). Book has chapters on The Autochrome, The Seasons, The Obsessions, Other People's Lives, and Travels. There is also a chapter of a conversation between Lartique and Georges Herscher, a selected bibliography, and a chronology.


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Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was the best-known "amateur" in the history of photography, famously discovered by the art world and given an exhibi-tion at MoMA in New York when he was in his late sixties. He began by recording the pastimes and customs of his wealthy Parisian milieu, indulging his fascination with sports and aviation, and throughout his long life he was never without his camera. His friendships extended to the superstars of French culture, but he also made thousands of photographs of his family, wives, and lovers. His work was irresistibly warm and engaging.

Although known for his black-and-white work, Lartigue loved color film, experimenting with the Autochrome process in the teens and twenties and embracing Ektachrome in the late 1940s. His color work, reproduced here for the first time, is astonishingly fresh: the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends (Picasso, Fellini), and glimpses from his travels all come alive in this delightful book.

Title: Lartique Life in Color

Author Name: d'Astier, Martine and Martine Ravache

Categories: Photography,

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 2015

ISBN Number: 1419720910

ISBN Number 13: 9781419720918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 0002343