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Josef Sudek: Still Lifes

Josef Sudek: Still Lifes

By Jan Marius Tomeš

From the mid-1920s until his death in 1976, Czech photographer Joseph Sudek shot Gothic and Baroque architecture, street scenes and still lifes--usually leaving the frame free of people and capturing a poetic and highly individualistic glimpse of Prague. The still lifes are the best known aspect of his oeuvre; indeed, his graceful depictions of drinking-glasses and eggs are familiar to those who don't necessarily even know his name.  This volume is the first in-depth study of Sudek's still lifes and also explores his creative use of carbon printing--a pigment process on rag paper not often used photographically--which lent so many of his images such extraordinary depth and warmth.

Hardcover
96 pages
Torst, 2008
8.9 x 0.5 x 11.3 inches
ISBN 9788072153435

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