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Jane Bown: A Lifetime of Looking Hardcover – 15 Oct 2015
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This mischievously edited book (the juxtapositions are lovely...) is a testament to the Observer photographer Jane Brown's instinct for the perfect - and quick - picture. You forget how many of the genuinely iconic images of, well, icons, are actually hers. (Times)
[A] wonderful book. From Charlie Chaplin to Bjork, her photographs are always surprising, and frequently moving, too. (Observer)
This superb collection of [Bown's] work contrasts the unassuming, modest, private woman with the worldwide acclaim for her public work. (Daily Mail)
This seals [Bown's] reputation as one of Britain's greatest photographers. (Independent on Sunday)
Her ability to get under a sitter's skin can be seen in this collection, in portraits of James Baldwin, Mick Jagger, the Queen and a rather magical picture of Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward all laughing, dressed as though for a day at the races ... The book is a joy in itself but also serves as a kind of record of the second half of the twentieth century. (A Little Bird)
There's a reason why Jane Bown garnered the nickname 'Tenacity Jane', for the woman never missed a shot ... In Jane Bown: A Lifetime of Looking you can see her magic touch at work with portraits of everyone from Mick Jagger and Margot Fonteyn to miners, fisherman and dancing girls. Exquisite. (RED)
This is the definitive monograph of the legendary British photographer Jane Bown.See all Product description
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(Only down side was the terrible packing by Amazon UK, which resulted in some (minor) damage to the book in transit. They need to check with Amazon US, or Amazon Canada, to see how it's done.)
I admire her simple, direct approach to portraits. I don't believe she particularly directed her subjects, but rather arranged the setting and then waited for them to do what she wanted.
A good sized book, not too big or small, well printed.
Expensive, of course, but worth it. Something to treasure.
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