David Lynch

David Lynch

David Lynch has always been in the spotlight as a filmmaker, directing some of the most iconic movies ever made, but as a visual artist, he is less widely known. Lynch delights in the physicality of painting and likes to stimulate all the senses in his work. This book brings together Lynch’s paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and installation, and stills from his films. Many of these works reveal the dark underpinnings behind Lynch’s often-macabre movies. Others explore his fascination with texture and collage. Throughout, Lynch’s characteristic style–surreal, stylish, and even humorous–shines through. An introduction by music journalist and Lynch biographer Kristine McKenna, along with a thought-provoking essay by curator Stijn Huijts, offers fascinating new information and perspectives on Lynch’s life and career. This book reveals an unexplored facet of Lynch’s oeuvre and affirms that he is as brilliant a visual artist as he is a filmmaker.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Reproduced in exquisite black and white, the images in this book range from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s earliest work in France, Spain, and Mexico through his postwar travels in Asia, the US, and Russia, and even include landscapes from the 1970s, when he retired his camera to pursue drawing. While his instinct for capturing what he called the decisive moments was unparalleled, as a photojournalist Cartier-Bresson was uniquely concerned with the human impact of historic events. In his photographs of the liberation of France from the Nazis, the death of Gandhi, and the creation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Cartier-Bresson focused on the reactions of the crowds rather than the subjects of the events. And while his portraits of Sartre, Giacometti, Faulkner, Capote, and other artists are iconic, he gave equal attention to those forgotten by history: a dead resistance fighter lying on the bank of the Rhine, children playing alongside the Berlin Wall, and a eunuch in Peking’s Imperial Court. Divided into six thematic sections, the book presents the photographs in spare double-page spreads. In a handwritten note included at the end of the book, Cartier-Bresson writes, ”In order to give meaning to the world, one must feel involved in what one singles out through the viewfinder.” His work shows how he has been able to capture the decisive moment with such extreme humility and profound humanity.

Review

“This is a must-have for art lovers and photographers alike.” —Publishers Weekly

If you have decided to invest in just one volume of work by Henri Cartier-Bresson this is the volume to buy. —Street Photography

Libor Fojtík

Libor Fojtík

Libor Fojtík

Libor Fojtík

Antonín Kratochvíl

Antonín Kratochvíl

Jizerska 50 | Vision of six

Jizerska 50 | Vision of six

Authors of photographs:

Lukáš Dvořák

Daniel Hušták

Jiří Langpaul

Markéta Navrátilová

Jan Šibík

Tomáš Vocelka

Petr Wolf

Petr Wolf

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400 ASA

Roman Burda

Roman Burda

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400 ASA

Jan Dobrovský

Jan Dobrovský

The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird