Saul Leiter, Early Color

Saul Leiter, Early Color

Saul Leiter

Early Color

STEIDL Publishers

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Saul Leiter

Early Color

STEIDL Publishers

Essay by Martin Harrison

100 color plates

ISBN-10: 3865211399
ISBN-13: 978-3865211392

 


Although Edward Steichen exhibited some of Saul Leiter's color photographs at The Museum of Modern Art in 1953, for 40 years afterward they remained virtually unknown to the art world. Saul Leiter: Early Color provides the first opportunity to see a comprehensive presentation of images by one of photography's great originals. Leiter moved to New York in 1946 intending to be a painter, but through his friendship with the Abstract Expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart, he quickly recognized the creative potential of photography. Though he continued to paint, exhibiting alongside Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, Leiter's camera became--like an extension of his arm and mind--an ever-present interpreter of life in the metropolis. He sought out moments of quiet humanity in the Manhattan maelstrom, forging a unique urban pastoral from the most unlikely of circumstances. The lyricism and intensity of his vision come into fullest play in his eloquent handling of color unequaled by his contemporaries. Leiter's visual language of fragmentation, ambiguity and contingency is evoked by these 100 subtle, painterly images that stretched the boundaries of photography in the second half of the twentieth century.

  • Author Saul Leiter
  • Width 20 cm
  • Height 20 cm
  • original packaging Yes
  • Pages 186
  • Cover Hardcover
  • Published September 2008, STEIDL publishers
  • Language English
  • Condition sealed
  • ISBN-10 3865211399
  • ISBN-13 978-3865211392