Ernst Haas Hardcover by Ernst Haas, with a foreword by Alex Haas

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Ernst Haas Hardcover by Ernst Haas, with a foreword by Alex Haas

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  • Publisher: Prestel (2022-11-08)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9783791388250
  • Item Weight: 1496.88 grams
  • Dimensions: 11.75 x 9.88 x 0.94 cm

This collection of striking color images from the American West is both a moving national portrait as well as a celebration of analog color photography from an undisputed genius of the form.

The photographer behind Life magazine’s first ever all-color photographic essay, Ernst Haas made—and captured—history as an early adopter of Kodachrome film.
 
The Austrian-born artist had already established himself as a black and white photographer when he moved to America in 1951. But as a member of the renowned Magnum agency, he transformed the genre with his color-saturated images, the perfect medium for capturing America’s geographic and cultural landscapes.
 
From desert storms, Route 66 gas stations, and Las Vegas neon to rolling prairie, dilapidated farms, small-town parades, and city sidewalks, Haas’ perfectly composed images, contain a distinct pictorial language, suffused with poetry, pattern, and light. At the same time his pictures communicate a journalist’s point of view, whether the subject is rural poverty, suburban comfort, or the myth of the American West.
 
The remarkable book offers a vision of America that feels both poignantly distant and reassuringly familiar.

 

 

About the Author

PAUL LOWE is a senior lecturer in photography and an award-winning photographer. He teaches at the London College of Communication. His photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Observer, and the Independent, among others.


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