Hardcover. Washington DC, Library of Congress/Musee d'Art Giverny, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Hardcover exhibition catalog with a dust jacket. 200 pages, 218 bw plates. An exhibition held in Paris a century ago demonstrated the key role American women photographers played in the international pictorialist movement. The accomplishment of these professional and amateur photographers clearly demonstrated a mastery of the medium and made a strong impression on those in attendance. Ambassadors of Progress explores this largely unknown event. Each of the 29 artists, including such well-known figures as Gertrude Kaesebier, Amelia van Buren and Zaida Ben-Yusuf, is represented in a selection of approximately 70 breathtaking color and b&w plates.
Hardcover. New York, Phaidon Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 336 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. This visual history of the world's greatest film festival, the Cannes festival, includes a beautiful collection of portraits of the greatest film stars, actors, and directors from around the world. It provides 600 photographs taken by three generations of photographers from the Traverso family.
Hardcover. Paris FR, Seuil, 1st, 2003, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Light wear and soil to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. FRENCH TEXT. B&W photographs and text by Raymond Depardon, from a film he made on the subject of a novel by Diego Brosset. Set in the Sahara, where the lives of the desert hunters hang by fine threads.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Library, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 144 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. With 2014 marking the one-hundredth anniversary of the commencement of World War I, En Guerre offers a fresh, thought-provoking exploration of the impact of the Great War as viewed through the lens of French graphic illustration of the period. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of these illustrations at the University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center, this catalog draws from illustrated books, magazines, and prints to present a wide range of perspectives on themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, nationalism, propaganda, and the soldier's experience, as well as the mobilization of the French national home front as seen through fashion, music, humor, and children's literature. With a text by noted historians Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein and featuring more than one hundred reproductions of the vivid and colorful work of French illustrators, En Guerre reaffirms the persuasive role that art can play in the service of political and military power.
Softcover. Paris, Beaux Arts Magazine, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 65 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Text in French. Light edgewear to wrappers, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. US, Taschen, 1st thus, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 267 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. This volume of photography is a memoir of numerous walks through the French capital by some great photographers, who set out to capture something they had never seen before. The photographs evoke the bars, the cafes, the architecture, the parks, and the vibrancy of the Parisian people.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Hardcover in the dust jacket , 263 page book with color and black & white photo illustrations. Written in collaboration with Bernard Matussiere. Translated from the French by Nicholas Elliot. Focuses on Capa's Paris studio, which he used as a global platform for his work; and explores both his professional and personal adventures.
Hardcover. US, 5 Continents, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 144 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. French photographer Olivier Mriel (b. 1955) has practiced photography for over 26 years. His work focuses on landscapes with a taste for the obscure. The son of a chemist, he lives and works in France in the small seaside town of Saint Aubin-sur-Mer, just as his ancestors did before him. His photographs perfectly capture the feeling of history this region is steeped in. Mriel's landscapes, while dark and moody, ultimately document his search for light. This light is reflected off the land and as surfaces act as mirrors, they exude a subtle glow that seeps into even the darkest corners. A human presence that is felt but not seen subtly leads us to explore and to contemplate the secrets of these magical places and the profound meaning of existence.
Softcover. New York , Random House, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 279 pages, b&w photos. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. This book exposes Chanel's anti-Semitism and her long affair with 'Spatz' Baron von Dincklage, a Nazi spy who ran an intelligence ring and reported to Goebbels. It explains how she became a German intelligence operative, how she lived in exile, how Winston Churchill supported her and how she reinvented herself in the early 1950s.
Hardcover. US, Paul Holberton Publishing, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 232 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.The best known of the Official War Artists sent to France, Orpen was the only one to publish an extensive memoir of his experiences and observations. He was a talented writer, and his accounts of the last two years of the Great War and the Peace Conference that followed it are vivid, lucid and shrewd. This compelling book was first published in 1921.