Louis Stettner: Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets

ISBN: 9782080136732
Artist(s): Louis Stettner
Format: hardback
Year published: 2000
Publisher: Flammarion
Publisher Location: Paris
Total Pages: 320
Illustrations: Illustrated in B&W throughout


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My way of life, my very being is based on images capable of engraving themselves indelibly in our inner soul’s eye.

The photographs and visual documentaries of Louis Stettner have always attracted critical attention. Pupil and lifelong friend of Brassaï, Stettner has always sought to capture in his glimpses of daily life a profound connection to reality while casting light on human expression in all its facets.

Bringing together for the first time the full scope of his vision, a rich retrospective of his photographs taken from the late 1940s to the present, this magnificent book is both a catalogue of his work and a monument to his art. Punctuated by essays penned by the photographer himself, Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets traces the many phases of Stettner’s career in frank and lively prose. Beautifully reproduced photographs reveal images worthy of close imagination; for it is also in the details of his work that he is so highly regarded. A master at framing his subjects, Stettner captures the essence of form in seemingly simple still-lifes.

Destined to become a standard reference for Louis Stettner’s photographs, this book celebrates the art of one of America’s great photographers.


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