Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1985
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 102779
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with title debossed on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Gisèle Freund. Foreword by Christian Caujolle. Includes a selected bibliography and an index. 224 pp., with 50 four-color and 155 duotone illustrations. 11-5/8 x 9-1/4 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "This important book documents the major achievements of Freund's fifty-year career in photographs she herself has chosen. It focuses primarily on her superb photographs of many of the twentieth century's most significant artist and writers: Jean-Paul Sartre, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Colette, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Bonnard, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, André malraux, Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw, among others. In addition to the portraits, other photographs provide penetrating insights into political demonstrations by students and workers in Frankfurt, in 1932; scenes from Parisian street life during the 1930s; studies of working-class life in northern England in 1936; and a record of Freund's journeys in Central and South America. Freund was particularly known for her masterly use of 35mm color film when it was first introduced during the 1930s; in some instances her images are the only available color photographs of her famous subjects."