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"LOUIS FAURER" par Anne WILKES TUCKER. Editions Merrell Publishers Limited, Londres, en collaboration The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2002.

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LOUIS FAURER

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  • "LOUIS FAURER" par Anne WILKES TUCKER. Editions Merrell Publishers Limited, Londres, en collaboration The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2002. Imprimé en Italie. in-4 carré, couverture cartonnée anthracite sous jaquette photo. 208 pages. Texte en anglais de Anne Wilkes Tucker & Lisa Hostetler, avant-propos de Peter C. Marzio, illustré très nombreuses reproductions photographiques, 128 en noir & blanc et 11 en couleurs, pleine page pour la majorité, par Louis Faurer. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition itinérante "Louis Faurer Retrospective" au Museum of Fine Arts de Houston du 13 Janvier au 14 Avril 2002 ; Addison Gallery of American Art de Andovers du 04 Mai au 28 Juillet ; Museum of Photographic Arts de San Diego du 11 Août au 20 Octobre 2002 ; Art Institute of Chicago du 09 Novembre 2002 au 26 Janvier 2003. ; Philadelphia Museum of Art du 14 Juin au 07 Septembre 2003.

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    "Louis Faurer was one of America's "quiet" photographers. Known for his raw, melancholy, and psychologically charged pictures of life on the street, and in particular for his evocative shots of 1940s and 1950s Times Square, New York, Faurer frequently drew on the film noir idiom to create memorable images. Photographs of moviegoers, box-office lines, ushers, and cinemas advertising B movies such as Force of Evil, Edqe of Doom and Ace in the Role are recurrent themes. Much of Faurer's best work, though, is of ordinary people, and he frequently haunted the streets of New York, finding poetry amid the crackle of the city. ln an untitled picture taken in 1937 in Philadelphia, the trousers, jacket cuffs, and cane of a seated man are in sharp focus, as are a box of pencils and a sign announcing "l am totally blind." Hurrying past him are the blurred figures of pedestrians. Other shots such as I am Paralyzed, Daddy Warbucks, and Eddie combine a social and personal awareness that was rare for its time. Faurer also worked as a fashion photographer for nearly thirty years, producing work for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Flair, with a particular gift for highlighting his subject's ephemeral grace. He was a lasting influence on Robert Frank and Other members of the New York school of photography. This book, the first to examine Faurer's work in depth and bring it to a modern readership, draws together a great deal of previously unpublished material, as well as images not seen since they originally appeared in magazines in the 1940s and 1950s."

     

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