Photographs by Lisette Model.
Fundacion Mapfre, 2009. 230 pp., 150 black & white illustrations, 10x12¼".
One of Lisette Model’s enduring legacies was to illustrate that photography can be a simple yet precise instrument when the user knows how to place it at the service of reality. One of the few woman photographers of her generation, Model took to the streets armed with her camera to provide us with pure and vibrant fragments of life. Well-dressed ladies and gentleman at glamorous gala openings and fundraisers, the down and destitute, musicians, bathers, café and street scenes from New York and Paris – all captured with a consistent honesty – fill the pages of this captivating book. Published in a solid, bound edition, the high quality, black and white images reproduced here are printed one to a page on thick paper and are accompanied by an introductory essay, an extensive chronology, and select bibliographic and biographic information.
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