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Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist Hardcover – October 10, 2004

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"Moore delves revealingly into the personal and cultural context of
Lartigue's work and its 'rediscovery,' and he writes well enough to make this complex story engrossing."--Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

"This is not a dry scholarly text, but an interesting account of the shaping of an art career and the strong influences of the artist's visual culture."--Cheryl Shugars, Philadelphia Inquirerer

"An enthralling construction and deconstruction of an artist's life."--Choice

"A sophisticated, clearly written and argumentative book. . . . As Moore convincingly argues, Szarkowski's promotion of Lartigue coincided with the curator's early attempts to validate photography as an art whose formal qualities were derived not from painting or other 'synthetic' mediums but from its own 'analytic' traditions of vernacular and commercial practice."--Andy Grundberg, Art in America

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"This book places Lartigue's work in a context that is unknown to the English-speaking world. The breadth of sources and their use is most impressive. Jacques Henri Lartigue makes an important contribution to the history of photography and will bring about a complete reassessment of Lartigue and his work."--Marta Braun, Ryerson University

"Moore's ideas are well expressed and well documented. He has combed through sports, fashion and camera magazines and come up with the original sources for Lartigue's supposedly naïve, primitive, childlike vision. Interesting and often amusing, this book adds much to our knowledge of this artist and our own visual culture . . . and it is also a good read."--Shelley Rice, New York University

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691120021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691120027
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,145,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Ausman on August 10, 2011
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I first saw Lartigue's pictures in the library when I was a boy. Ever since I have wanted to know more about him. Wow, was I surprised when I bought this book. Lartique's early work wasn't that of a boy genius, like we have been led to belief, but really the result of serious, planned, effort. And Lartique documented just about every picture he took.

But the best part about this book is that the author, Kevin Moore, really helped me to improve my own photography so much. His descriptions of how early photographers learned how to place things like horizon lines, or positioning the camera just downhill from the action, or using a blurred foreground instead of a blurred background to emphasize the subject (as in cinema) really opened my eyes. I started taking better pictures the very next day!

I actually found this book to be a bit of a page turner. Well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By giannakos simos on December 11, 2012
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Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist
is a nice book with fine quality and nice print.
the book has several sections and is quite full of information related to the artist and more.
the illustrations in this book are not as much as expected for the size of the book but are fair enough.
nice book.
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