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Bill Brandt (Photofile) [Paperback]

Ian Jeffrey
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2 April 2007 Photofile
Bill Brandt is one of seven new titles being published this spring in Thames & Hudsons acclaimed Photofile series. Each book brings together the best work of the worlds greatest photographers in an attractive format and at an easily affordable price. Handsome and collectable, the books are printed to the highest standards. Each one contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd (2 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500410887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500410882
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 12.6 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An atmospheric record of the reality of another age'
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Ian Jeffrey writes extensively on photography. Among his many books is Photography: A Concise History in Thames & Hudson's World of Art series.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Brant 24 Feb 2014
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This book of Bill Brants photographs is so good I bought another one as a present.
I recommend this book to all students of photography.
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3.0 out of 5 stars very average 9 Aug 2012
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A very average pocket size publication. Might be ok as a first introduction series. Not overwhelmed! Might be better to pay more for a superior book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A personal eye-opener 29 Jun 2012
By Andy_atGC TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Thanks to a photographic club to which I once belonged, I was able to meet Bill Brandt on at least four occasions and was twice able to see some of his prints at very close range and to handle them. The first was when he gave a lecture about his portraiture although a small number of his nudes were included, and the second at our annual exhibition and Members' Dinner some time later and where he was offered a panel for a few of his prints. The third was at another photographic club where he was judging their annual exhibition and I was a member's guest, and the last at a Social Club jointly used by an adjacent photographic club and studio (where he photographed most of his nudes and some portraits) and by a small professional theatre where we met by chance; he was a member and I again a member's guest.

As these images are so different than those I knew, most of which were either commissioned or taken for exhibition purposes, I do not and cannot know for what purpose these were taken. It may have been purely private and personal and intended to show Britain's (and sometimes Ireland's) population whilst at war or recovering from it. It appears that the images were informal and not necessarily posed, although some clearly were but intended to appear informal. Other images are either photo-reportage and not a million miles from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, although it was unlikely that Brandt had any familiarity with HCB's work immediately post-war or earlier, or landscapes which are as far from Brandt's more recognisable images as it is possible to be. The cover image is possibly rather out-of-place in relation to the main body of images. I had seen Brandt's exhibition print of this and is one that is often easily identified.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Brandt's best of 2 Dec 2013
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New american copies of one of the best photo collection (French's Photopoche, now Photofile) with all the greatest masters of photography.
As usual, very nice printing, great text and sellection. A good book to get "the best of" at a nice price.
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