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The Big Book - a book by Smith, W. Eugene

The Big Book

Volumes One and Two

The Big Book( )
Author: Smith, W. Eugene
Foreword by: Martinez, Katharine
Introduction by: Johnson, William S.
Other Primary Creator: Berger, John
ISBN:978-0-292-75468-3
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:University of Texas Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $185.00
Book Description:

W. Eugene Smith, an icon in the field of twentieth-century photography, is best known as the master of the humanistic photographic essay. Smith's most expressive and frequently reproduced images--World War II combat, the country doctor and nurse-midwife, Pittsburgh, Albert Schweitzer in Africa, rural Spanish villagers, and the mentally ill in Haiti--have altered our perception and understanding of the world.

In 1959, Smith became obsessed with creating an extended photo-essay...
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Book Details
Pages:341
Detailed Subjects: Photography / Individual Photographers / General
Photography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.45 x 15 x 2.7 Inches
Book Weight:9.979 Pounds
Author Biography
Smith, W. Eugene (Author)
John Peter Berger was born in London, England on November 5, 1926. After serving in the British Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art. He began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. He then worked as an art critic for The New Statesman for a decade.

He wrote fiction and nonfiction including several volumes of art criticism. His novels include A Painter of Our Time, From A to X, and G., which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. His other works include an essay collection entitled Permanent Red, Into Their Labors, and a book and television series entitled Ways of Seeing.

In the 1970s, he collaborated with the director Alain Tanner on three films. He wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre, The Middle of the World, and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. He died on January 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

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