- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Harper Design; 01 edition (20 Nov. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062305530
- ISBN-13: 978-0062305534
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 27.3 x 30.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found Hardcover – 20 Nov 2014
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“Maier, a nanny with a photography obsession and secretive tendencies, has an astonishing story. But it’s her quiet yet piercing images that resonate most.” (O, the Oprah Magazine)
“...the largest collection of her work to date.” (New Republic)
“Maier, a nanny with a photography obsession and secretive tendencies, has an astonishing story. But it’s her quiet yet piercing images that resonate most.” (O magazine)
“This dense new book of previously unseen photos (discovered after her death) makes a thoughtful gift for an aspiring photographer, or any fan of Garry Winogrand.” (New York magazine)
From the Back Cover
The largest and most comprehensive selection of the work of American street photographer Vivian Maier
Photographer Vivian Maier's allure can be explained by the mystery that surrounds both her life and her work. The story of Maier—the secretive nanny-photographer who became a popular sensation shortly after her death—has only been pieced together from a small selection of the images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found is the largest and most in-depth collection of Maier's photographs to date, including her color images.
With lively text by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman, this definitive volume explores and celebrates Maier's work and life from a contemporary and nuanced perspective, analyzing her pictures within the pantheon of American street photography. With more than 235 full-color and black-and-white photographs, most of which have never been published in book form, this collection also includes images of Maier's personal artifacts and memorabilia that have never been seen before. The text draws upon recently conducted interviews with people who knew Maier, which shed new light on her surprising photographic accomplishments and life.
Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found is a striking, revelatory volume that unlocks the door to the room of a very private artist who made an extraordinary number of images, chose to show them to no one, and, as fate would have it, succeeded brilliantly in fulfilling what remains so many people's secret or unrealized desire: to live in and see the world creatively.
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Top Customer Reviews
I do wonder why Maloof felt the need to repeat some of the pictures from his other books on Maier, especially as there is such an immense body of her work to choose from - I suspect he released this as the companion volume to his film "Finding Vivian Maier" and wanted to include her most well known photographs - but it's a shame if you already have the other books. I haven't marked my review down though, as this is, I feel, now the book to start with if you are looking for an introduction to Vivian Maier, and the images and her story are so compelling I can't give any less than 5 stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, a good summary of Vivian Maier's work. The books a large size with is great.Published 7 days ago by Arran Davis
A great collection of photos and a very good introduction to Vivian Maier. A pleasure to enjoy several times. Very well edited, good font size and paper.Published 5 months ago by J DEL REAL FERNANDEZ
She was pretty good, but I think the delightful 'mystery' of finding the negatives is more responsible for her fame.Published 10 months ago by Eolake
Wow, what a book, and a fantastic photographer. Thank you John.Published 15 months ago by Alan Casey