on 18 March 2001
The book oozes quality. It is well printed. The photographs are rendered in duotone...and the blacks ARE black. In books about B&W photography, this is surely the main thing There are an enormous number of Brandt's prints, certainly all the notable ones, and quite a few I hadn't seen before. You can but marvel at the genius of the artist when reading this book. The book isn't cheap, but, as the O'real adverts say, "It's worth it".
on 22 November 2012
A knockout. This is a great book, beautifully produced, about one of the greatest photographers. As is often the case with these reviews, one is usually preaching to the converted; suffice to say this is the only book you would ever need on Bill Brandt. Of course its nice to possess others, but this is the only one you'll "need", should have. My only complaint is that some images are printed "full page", which is verging on disasterous for most photographs. Why do they do it? It almost always results in unnecessary cropping. That aside - if you can find a copy - buy it.