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Dog Dogs Paperback – October 15, 1998
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Robert Capa invited Erwitt to join Magnum Photos in 1953. A member of the prestigious agency ever since, Erwitt has functioned as its president for three terms beginning in 1968. In teh 1970s, Erwitt tried his hand at filmmaking. His documentaries have included: BEAUTY KNOWS NO PAIN (1971), RED WHITE AND BLUEGRASS (1973), which was made with the assistance of an American Film Institute grant, and the prize winning GLASS MAKERS OF HERAT (1977). Erwitt has also produced seventeen comedy and satire specials for Home Box Office. Erwitt has been creating books, essays, illustrations, and ads regularly featured in publications around the world for more than forty years.
Throughout his illustrious career, Eritt has captured everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Ronald Reagan on camera. And his historically grounded black-and-white prints are now legendary and have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums and galleries around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Zurich's Kunsthaus and Cologne's Photokina. At present, Elliott Erwitt is editing his archive and still working for various advertising and magazine clients.
Based in New York City, Elliott Erwitt likes to travel obsessively. He also likes children and dogs.
Top Customer Reviews
It appears to be wordless; the photographs begin on page one, and there is no text or even a frontispiece before them. If you dig a little, you will find that in fact, buried deep in the middle of this book are two choice bones: an essay, "My Dog Days," by Erwitt, and P. G. Wodehouse's "About My Friends," an appreciation of Elliott Erwitt and of dogs, in Erwitt's words, " easy, uncomplaining targets." Wodehouse traces his own colorful history of dog-owning with warmth and dry humor. Whereas Erwitt writes that "with dogs, as with love affairs, the first and the last are most vivid," Wodehouse seems to vividly remember many more than a couple of dogs.
Wodehouse is convincing, for example, in his assertion that Aberdeen terriers are so "full of the Calvinistic spirit that it is impossible for an ordinary erring human being not to feel ill at ease in their presence." He loves dogs, (some more than others), he doesn't apologize for it, and asks, finally, for "a standing ovation to all dogs," which is precisely what this terrific little book delivers.
For quality, try Conrad's "Les Chiens de Paris", 1/8th the size, but culled from a wide assortment of photographers (incl. Erwitt), though in just one (forgive the pun) spot.
Also, if you're gift-shopping for someone else's children, as I was, be aware that Erwitt includes some near-naked Frenchmen and Brazilians with his dogs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Humorous, touching, a slice of dog life which is irresistible. I bought it as a gift, but could not resist giving it a thorough lookover before passing it to my friend. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Karen G. White
This is a fine collection of Erwitt's dog photos. The reproduction quality of the photos is fine, especially considering this version is paperback. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert D. Rosinsky
I love Erwitt's work and have his earlier (and much better titled) 'Son of Bitch'. This book looked like a great bargain. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Read morePublished 18 months ago by DaveL
A picture is worth a thousand words. This collection of pictures is the most unique presentation of dogs your ever to likely see. Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by brian ritts
this was a large book of pics,..great ones though. I kept turning the pages for more. I'll always keep it.Published on January 23, 2013 by Timothy M. Wirth