Robert Capa

The Work 1932-1954

  • Edited by Gabriel Bauret
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 304
  • Illustrations 250
  • Language Italian, English, French
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836653430
  • Price € 34,00  € 32,30
Add to cart Add to cart Add to cart
Book Preview Book Preview Book Preview

Abstract

The chronology of Capa’s oeuvre, a real monument in the history of photography, marks the pages of this book extremely rich in images, giving on the one hand the idea of its vastness and on the other outlining how the photographer works in the field. The book traces the main stages of a path whose brightness is almost unparalleled, and gives way to various “icons” emerging from this exceptional corpus. His war reports have shaped his legend, as Michel Lefebvre states in his essay, but Capa, although often the first and closest, shows us reality also from other angles: his images describe moments that refer us to him as a man, to his sensitivity towards victims and migrants, thus evoking his journey from his native Hungary. It is said that music reveals itself among its notes: this book lets us glimpse some facets of a complex, enterprising and undoubtedly never completely satisfied character, who does not hesitate to risk his career as his life. If Capa has shown a gamer’s personality, his work takes on an epic dimension that will not escape the tragic ending.

Contents

A certain Capa
Gabriel Bauret

Robert Capa is the greatest war photographer in the World

First photographs
1932–1935

The hope for a more just society
1936–1939

Spain: engagement
1936-1939

China under fire from Japan
1938

Alongside the American Army
1943-1945

Peace restored
1944-1954

Journeys to the East
1947-1948

Israel, the promised land
1948-1950

Return to Asia: a fight that is not his
1954

Chronology

Reviews