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Weegee's World Hardcover – 1 Oct 1998

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; annotated edition edition (1 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821223755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821223758
  • Product Dimensions: 31.7 x 25.3 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,940,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Miles Barth is a freelance journalist, specialising in arts. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Dec. 2003
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I came to this book through the film (The public eye), based on Weegee's life. This book is a good review of his work, his life, his mentality. But of course, the best are his photographs: black and white, strong light, deep shadows...But it's not only the light. It's the people, the gansters, the police, the poor tenants, the happy holiday goers...Weegee loves them, respects them, and makes a work of art of their miserable, anonimous lives. Much like the baroque 16th century painters, he takes advantage of light, of common situations to make our heart move with tenderness, with pity and our eyes with wonder. If you love cinema, painting, detective novels, and above all if you love human kind this is your book.
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Great Pictures Combined with Words 9 Jun. 2000
By Gayle Alstrom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This wonderful book not only includes all of Weegee's (Arthur Fellig) greatest photos, but includes three in-dept essays on his work by Miles Barth, Alain Bergala and Ellen Handy. Weegee raised the craft of photojournalism to the level of art by his talent to show the essence of any situtation without any discrimination between social classes. Besides his pictures expressing the entire human condition, they also story-tell New York City circa mid-century. This is a book that is essential for anyone who wants a comprehensive photographic library.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
More than just tabloid photos... 24 July 2002
By Noah Spurrier - Published on Amazon.com
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Weegee is best known for his photos of "rubouts, suicides and
accident victims", but I think those photos are his
least interesting. He has a talent for capturing ordinary
life as well. His photos are warm and real. Often times I
find old photos make the subjects appear remote and distant
in time, but Weegee's photos break through that barrier.
You don't feel like you are looking at old pictures.
His photos transcend nostalgia.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Profound photography 7 Nov. 2011
By rye - Published on Amazon.com
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The photos are quite profound - and erie... It's a glimpse into the public and private lives of people you don't know, yet intrigue you. It's kind of mezmerizing. I found myself intrigued by a photo, then I'd flip to the description in the back of the book, and then back-again to the photo with a more learned eye. The nighttime lighting reflects the harshness of what's happening...
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Weegee's World coffee table paperback 30 Dec. 2012
By Eppis1 - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting book. Weegee was an artist, who captured life on the NYC streets. The photography is excellent, considering the difficulty of staging his subject matter. Worth buying.
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