Portraits in Lace

Portraits in Lace : Breton Women

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Charles Freger has photographed a series of portraits of Breton women of every generation from every region, wearing costumes and headdresses of endless variety: from high starched towers to elaborately pinned, tucked and embroidered confections of handmade lace, as delicate as they are distinctive. Marie Darrieussecq, winner of the Prix Medicis and twice nominated for the Prix Goncourt, has contributed a foreword. Some fifty headdresses are introduced and described in a separate reference section, accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations. Charles Freger's exceptional photographs demonstrate a wealth of pride, ingenuity and personal expression that make this book uniquely compelling.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 190 x 225 x 25.4mm | 1,050g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0500517991
  • 9780500517994
  • 634,731

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'Freger once again finds a set of individuals observing archaic customs in the modern world' - Amateur Photographer 'Here myth and ritual are replaced by tradition and meticulous craft as Freger turns his formalist gaze on the exclusively female traditional costumes of Brittany' - Observer 'The photographic approach is highly imaginative' - Royal Photographic Society Journal
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About Charles Fréger

Charles Freger is a photographer based in Rouen, France. Internationally acclaimed for his subtle and poetic portraiture, he has devoted himself to the representation of social groups. Previous books include Wilder
Mann, Portraits in Lace and Yokainoshima.
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