Specially made for Brandt's centenary year
1. The Regular Limited Edition
- Edition size 400
- Editor: Roger Sears | Designer: David Pocknell
- Printers: Calff & Meischke | Binding: Hipwell
- Published: The Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.
- Paper: Monadnock (USA)
- Size: 285 x 350mm / 142 plates
- Shipped by courier
Price £299 (Normally £349.95)
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2. The Deluxe Limited Edition with platinum print
Beautifully bound, your personally numbered copy is professionally printed by one of the world's top printing houses on acid free, matte paper. Our top quality paper takes ink perfectly to allow the richness of the hallmark Brandt blacks to jump out from the page, yet stay vibrant for many years.
Edition size 100
Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light is the first full-scale examination of Brandt's oeuvre that attempts to trace a coherent trajectory across the photographers multifaceted career.
With 162 rich duotone reproductions made from the finest of the photographers vintage prints, this book seeks to lay out Brandt's career in all its unruly splendour, as Sarah Hermanson Meister writes in her introductory essay. Meister's fresh scholarship and keen attention to the chronological developments of Brandt's career including, for the first time, an analysis of the dramatic evolution of Brandt's printing techniques shed new light on an artist long considered an enigma by art historians.
A comprehensive survey of the work Brandt published during World War II in a number of popular illustrated magazines reveals the origins of some of his most remarkable postwar work, while a technical examination of the photographers often painstaking retouching techniques, accompanied by detailed illustrations, offers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the process that was critical to the ultimate impact of Brandt's extraordinary photographs.
The year 2004 marked the centenary of Bill Brandt, one of the foremost photographers of the 20th century. In celebration, the Victoria and Albert Museum held a major retrospective exhibition of Brandt's work.
This small gift book, Brandt Icons, is published by the Bill Brandt Archive as its own centenary tribute to the work of a great artist. Containing thirty of the most famous of Brandt's images, beautifully presented, this book will be the best possible way to be introduced to his work and enjoy and understand the artistry Brandt employed in every genre: photojournalism, the nude, landscape, the urban scene and the portrait. Each selected photograph is beautifully displayed and printed in this gem of a publication, a fitting tribute to a master photographer.
Few photographers have spanned the genres from photojournalism to true artistic endeavour as completely as Bill Brandt. Yet Brandt's journalism was never strictly reportage: all his work reflected a clear artistic purpose. His qualities as an artist, recognized by all his peers as outstanding, were never better expressed than in his series of nudes, photographed in the studio and on location over a period of thirty-five years.
He published that work in two famous books: Perspective of Nudes (1961) and Bill Brandt Nudes (1980). Now, for the first time, the oeuvre has been brought together within a single volume in this beautifully presented book: Brandt Nudes: A New Perspective, previously published only as a limited edition.
£45 UK -- $68 USA
A comprehensive study of the work of photographer Bill Brandt, and a catalogue to an exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London in 1993. Brandt's work falls across a number of categories. He created odd, surrealist compositions, stemming from his early work in Man Ray's Paris studio, as well as telling images conveying social comment on Britain in the 1930s.
His intensely dark portrayals of London and the industrial towns of northern England contrast with his softer, even lyrical evocations of landscape. He is perhaps best known for his sequence of ever more abstracted studies of the nude, but his telling portrayals of artists from the same period remain immediate and perceptive decades later. This book explores, on a large scale, all the different aspects of Brandt's work.