Part of the Phaidon 55s photography series.
A highly original artist, André Kertész (1894–1985), was one of the pioneers of ‘spontaneous’ photography. Eschewing the dogmatic positions of existing schools and movements he let himself be guided only by his intuition, drawing on his private life for inspiration. His quest for visual authenticity led to the invention of an innovative visual language.
Phaidon 55s photography series introduces you to 9 masters of the medium. The men and women who invented, changed and revolutionized the language of everyday communication. Celebrating and acknowledging all styles and aspects of photography, each volume focuses on the life's work of an individual master and contains an informative introductory essay, a detailed chronology and 55 tappable-and-enlargeable key works accompanied by extended captions.
The Phaidon 55s photography series includes many of the world's most influential photographers - Guy Bourdin, Larry Fink, Gabriela Iturbide, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Daido Moriyama, Eadweard Muybridge and László Moholy-Nagy.