Robert Doisneau : from craft to art

Robert Doisneau : from craft to art

Nowhere is the breezy and urbane romance of Paris conjured as memorably as in the photography of Robert Doisneau (1912-1994). A gentle minstrel of visual anecdote, Doisneau interpreted the city's charms in an iconography that both natives and Francophiles instantly recognize: the young hip couple stealing a spontaneous kiss at a busy intersection, the gendarme chatting with a mother while her kid
Robert Doisneau : from craft to art
Jean-François Chevrier
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Göttingen: Steidl, 2010
221 p. : ill.
Publ. n.a.v. de tentoonstelling te Parijs (Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson) van 13 jan. tot 18 april 2010
9783869300252 (hardback)
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761.2 (SISO) Fotografen (ZIZO)

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About Jean-François Chevrier

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Jean-François Chevrier is an art historian, art critic and exhibition curator. He lives and works in Paris. He is Professor in the History of Contemporary Art at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

In his essays Chevrier has examined the place of photography – and by extension modern and contemporary art – among the arts and the media.

Exhibitions and catalogues he has curated and co-edited include Matter of Facts (Nantes et al., 1988), Une autre objectivité / Another Objectivity (London, 1988), Photo Kunst (Stuttgart, 1989), Craigie Horsfield (London, 1989), Lieux communs, figures singulières (Paris, 1991), Walker Evans and Dan Graham (Rotterdam, 1992) and Craigie Horsfield. La ciutat de la gent (Barcelona, 1996). He has written essays on Jean-Marc Bustamante, John Coplans, Ken Lum, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter and Brassaï.


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