Publication Date: November 13, 2012
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This elegant, large-format volume presents twenty masters of photography via 300 extraordinary authorial photographs, providing a broad yet accessible overview of twentieth-century photography. From Man Ray’s pioneering experimentations to the elegant and provocative fashion shots of Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts, the twenty master photographers featured in this handsome tome are masters of their craft across different photographic genres, from reportage and documentary to art and portraiture to fashion and glamour photography. A portfolio for each photographer features a selection of their legendary images, an introduction to the photographer’s oeuvre, a brief biography, and commentary on each of the featured photographs. The volume features a striking, elegant design and large format, bringing these iconic photographs into sharp focus.Master Photographers features the work of Araki Nobuyoshi, Gabriele Basilico, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice, William Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, James Nachtwey, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Herb Ritts, Sebastião Salgado, and August Sander.
Roberto Koch is the publisher of Contrasto, a leading publishing house for photography books, and editor of its internationally successful work Photo:Box. He is also the founder and CEO of Forma, the International Center for Photography in Milan. Laura Leonelli, Alessandra Mauro, and Alessia Tagliaventi are photography specialists who also contributed to Photo:Box.
"...filled with 20 game-changing artists from the 20th century. Editor Koch devotes 22 pages to each photographer, including an introduction, short biography and a collection of phenomenal photographs with brief commentary." ~Bookpage