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    DescriptionAperture's new edition of "Koudelka: Gypsies" rekindles the energy and astonishment of this foundational body of work by master photographer Josef Koudelka. Lavishly printed in a unique quadratone mix by artisanal printer Gerhard Steidl, it offers an expanded look at "Cikani" (Czech for "gypsies" )--109 photographs of Roma society taken between 1962 and 1971 in then-Czechoslovakia (Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia), Romania, Hungary, France and Spain. The design and edit for this volume revisits the artist's original intention for the work, and is based on a maquette originally prepared in 1968 by Koudelka and graphic designer Milan Kopriva. Koudelka intended to publish the work in Prague, but was forced to flee Czechoslovakia, landing eventually in Paris. In 1975, Robert Delpire, Aperture and Koudelka collaborated to publish "Gitans, la fin du voyage" ("Gypsies," in the English-language edition), a selection of 60 photographs taken in various Roma settlements around East Slovakia. "Gypsies" includes more than 30 never-before-published images and a new text by Roma scholar and sociologist Will Guy, who also wrote the essay for the 1975 edition. Guy contributes a new, in-depth analysis of the condition of the Roma today, including the most recent upheavals in France and Europe. Josef Koudelka (born 1938) is the recipient of the Prix Nadar, Grand Prix National de la Photographie, Grand Prix Cartier-Bresson and Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Major exhibitions of his work have been held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the International Center of Photography, New York; Hayward Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2007, Aperture published his bestselling self-titled monograph, and in 2008 released the highly anticipated "Invasion 68: Prague." Koudelka is a member of Magnum Photos and is currently based in Paris.


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    Title
    Koudelka: Gypsies
    Authors and contributors
    Text by Will Guy, By (photographer) Josef Koudelka
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 109
    Width: 249 mm
    Height: 320 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597111775
    ISBN 10: 1597111775
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
    B&T Approval Code: A06402700
    DC21: 779.092
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    BIC subject category V2: AJCP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, PHO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    DC22: 779.092
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DX115 .K68 2011
    DC22: 305.8914/97043730222
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    aperture
    Imprint name
    aperture
    Publication date
    30 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY