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Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018

50Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Disponibile
La moda ha Helmut Newton, l’architettura ha Julius Shulman e i gatti hanno Walter Chandoha, che ha fatto dell’incontro con un gattino una carriera in grado di elevare la ritrattistica felina a forma d’arte. Oltre che a queste seducenti creature, il volume è un tributo a un fotografo straordinario di cui si avverte l’empatia in ogni singolo scatto.
Copertina rigida9.3 x 12.4 in.5.09 lb296 pagine
Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018

Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018

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Purr-fect!

A career-spanning retrospective of the greatest cat photographer

On a winter’s night in 1949 in New York City, young marketing student and budding photographer Walter Chandoha spotted a stray kitten in the snow, bundled it into his coat, and brought it home. Little did he know he had just met the muse that would determine the course of his life. Chandoha turned his lens on his new feline friend—which he named Loco—and was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local shelter. These images marked the start of an extraordinary career that would span seven decades.

Long before the Internet and #catsofinstagram, Chandoha was enrapturing the public with his fuzzy subjects. From advertisements to greetings cards, jigsaw puzzles to pet-food packaging, his images combined a genuine affection for the creatures, a strong work ethic, and flawless technique. Chandoha’s trademark glamorous lighting, which made each cat’s fur stand out in sharp relief, would define the visual vocabulary of animal portraiture for generations and inspire such masters as Andy Warhol, who took cues from Chandoha’s charming portraits in his illustrated cat book.

Cats leaps into the archives of this genre-defining artist, spanning color studio and environmental portraits, black-and-white street photography, images from vintage cat shows, tender pictures that combine his children with cats and more. This is a fitting tribute not just to these beguiling creatures but also to a remarkable photographer who passed away in 2019 at the age of 98; and whose compassion can be felt in each and every frame.
Il fotografo

Walter Chandoha (1920–2019) è stato fotografo di guerra durante il secondo conflitto mondiale e art director nell’immediato dopoguerra, prima che un incontro casuale con un gatto lo portasse su una strada che avrebbe influenzato profondamente la sua carriera professionale. Le sue immagini sono comparse su oltre 300 copertine di riviste e in centinaia di pubblicità, dai manifesti alle T-shirt, fino al grande Colorama Kodak di 5,5 x 18 metri nella Grand Central Station di New York.

L'autore

Susan Michals è la fondatrice del CatCon di Los Angeles. Ex produttrice televisiva e giornalista, ha collaborato, tra gli altri, con The Wall Street Journal, artnet News, The Observer, e Vanity Fair.

L'editore

Reuel Golden è un ex redattore del British Journal of Photography. Per TASCHEN ha curato Capitol Records, Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, i due Portrait of a City dedicati a Londra e New York, Andy Warhol. Polaroids, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty e i volumi del National Geographic.

Walter Chandoha. Cats. Photographs 1942–2018
Copertina rigida23.7 x 31.6 cm2.31 kg296 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-7385-6

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
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Grandiose Cats-Aufnahmen des Meisters

Thomas F.,27 dicembre 2021
Umwerfend und fulminant die einzigartigen Aufnahmen von Walter Chandoha, dem Meister der Katzenfotografie! Perfekt inszeniert aber auch mit der notwendigen Ausdauer belohnt im richtigen Moment den Auslöser betätigt zu haben. Das Ergebnis sind Fotos der Samtpföter in allen Perspektiven und phänomenaler Aufmachung in dieser einmaligen Taschen-Ausgabe!

For cats lovers

Rogério,4 novembre 2021
Stunning photos

Gorgeous Book

Richard,29 ottobre 2021
Very excited to give this as a Xmas present.

CatCats

Alan,27 ottobre 2021
An excellent cat answer to Elliot Erwitt's DogDogs.

Beautiful book; Perfect Gift

Brandon,27 ottobre 2021
Gave this book to my girlfriend for Valentine's Day and 6 months later, she said it's still one of her favorite gifts.

A lovely book

Agostino,27 ottobre 2021
This is a lovely book full of excellent photographs. Of course, it is mainly for cat lovers -such as myself- but this must not prevent the reader from admiring the exquisite quality of the pictures. Well printed and bound, and sold at a fair price. Recommended.