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Photo Trouvée Hardcover – November 14, 2006

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; Bilingual edition (November 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714845795
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714845791
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,369,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


'images chosen for their atmosphere and sense of humanity as well as for their quality as pictures.' Sunday Herald 'Reading this book is like walking past houses at night time and watching through the brightly lit windows of other people's homes ... It is like a small anthropology of the 'ordinary' ... The beauty of this publication is the fact that each picture has its own history, and stands almost as a chapter in itself. The proverbial one thousand words, perhaps.' 8 Ei8ht Photojournalism 'This book is a treasure trove that includes 285 pictures.' Ready Made 'A unique collection.' Photo District News 'The unatributed Cartier-Bresson-like amateur snapshots in Photo Trouvee (Phaidon), edited by Michael Frizot and Cedric de Veigy, are all the more inspiring to seasonal shutterbugs for their anonymous immediacy.' Vogue Magazine

About the Author

Michel Frizot is one of the most important photographic historians working today. Research Director at CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris) and at EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), he currently teaches courses in the History of Photography at L'Ecole du Louvre. He is the author of numerous books on photography and the history of photography, including J.H. Lartigue, le passe compose (CNP, 1984); Histoire de Voir (Photo Poche, 1989); and the reknown Nouvelle Histoire de la Photographie (Bordas, 1994, new ed. Larousse, 1998), which has been translated into English and German, The New History of Photography, and Neue Geschichte der Photographie (Konemann, 1998). Cedric de Veigy is a colleague of Michel Frizot at L'Ecole du Louvree. He is a photographic researcher and a film teacher. He is also the co-author of Documentation photographique, La Documentation francaise, June 2001. Author's residence Michel Frizot: Paris Cedric de Veigy: Issarles (South of France)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Stander on April 21, 2011
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while working on my mfa, i grew very interested in vernacular photography. while this volume has a few outstanding vernacular photos, i feel i have collected a better collection myself than most of what was presented here. I was similarly disappointed with the lack of text from the authors. i would look first to The Art of the American Snapshot 1888-1978. It is a far superior text, with essays about the collection and a more interesting lot of photos.
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By flashman on April 7, 2013
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I agree with the first reviewer. The collection is too loose, with too many innocuous and unnecessary images. A better book all round is "Talking Pictures" by Ransom Riggs, and yes, many collectors would probably agree they have more interesting photos in their own collections.
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