All About Saul Leiter

All About Saul Leiter

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`A photographer's gift to the viewer is sometimes beauty in the overlooked ordinary'
Saul Leiter
Photography lovers the world over are now embracing Saul Leiter, who has enjoyed a remarkable revival since fading into relative obscurity in the 1980s. This collection reveals the secrets of his appeal, from his life philosophy and lyricism to masterful colours and compositions. Some 200 works - including early street photographs, images for advertising, nudes and paintings - cover Leiter's career from the 1940s onwards, accompanied by quotations from the artist himself that express his singular world view.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 27mm | 610g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 232 Illustrations, color
  • 0500294534
  • 9780500294536
  • 23,871

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Table of contents

Gallery * The Painter in Saul Leiter, Margit Erb * The New York Nabi, Pauline Vermare Photographs that creep up behind you and tickle your left ear, Motoyuki Shibata * Sources of Saul Leiter quotations * Saul Leiter chronology
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'Leiter's painterly photographs are proof that colour doesn't need to shout. His smeary, atmospheric images show that photographs can whisper' - The Herald 'A unique insight into the mind of the artist' - Aesthetica
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About Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter was born in 1923 in Pittsburgh. He pioneered a painterly approach to colour photography in the 1940s and produced covers for fashion magazines such as Esquire and Harper's Bazaar before largely withdrawing from public attention in the 1980s. The publication in 2006 of his first collection, Early Color, inspired an avid `rediscovery' that has since led to worldwide exhibitions and the release of a documentary, In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter (2013). He died in New York in 2013. Margit Erb is the founder and director of the Saul Leiter Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving Leiter's art and legacy. Pauline Vermare is Cultural Director at Magnum Photos. Motoyuki Shibata is a scholar and translator of American literature.
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