Brandt Nudes (Hardcover)

A New Perspective

By Mark Haworth-Booth (Commentaries by), Lawrence Durrell (Preface by)

Thames & Hudson, 9780500970423, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

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Few photographers have spanned the genres from photojournalism to true artistic endeavor as completely as Bill Brandt. Yet Brandt's journalism was never strictly reportage; all his work reflected a clear artistic purpose. His qualities as an artist were never better expressed than in his series of nudes, photographed in the studio and on location over a period of thirty-five years. He published that work in two justly famous books: Perspective of Nudes (1961) and Bill Brandt Nudes (1980). Now the oeuvre has been brought together in a single volume in Brandt Nudes: A New Perspective, previously published only in a limited edition.

This book reflects Brandt's original selection and organization of the images. Each of the sections is introduced with a succinct and revealing essay on the work by Mark Haworth-Booth.