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Author Grenier, Roger, 1919-2017 author.

Title A box of photographs / Roger Grenier ; translated by Alice Kaplan.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.


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 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  848.9203 GR    Check Shelf
Description viii, 109 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Originally published as Dans le secret d'une photo, ©Éditions Gallimard, Paris, 2010"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Posing for Portraits -- Baby Box -- Agfa -- A Summer in the Lab -- Negative of a Nude -- All That's Left Is the Smile -- Because of a Leica -- A New Agfa -- Backlighting -- On the Telepherique -- A Photo of the Train Station at Tarbes -- The Poor Man's Rollei -- A Victim of Heidegger -- The Curse of the Voigtlander -- Another Woman and a Leica -- One of the Fine Arts -- Colors -- Forcing -- The Jar -- Charles Dullin's Bedroom -- Saint-Germain-des-Pres -- The Saxophonist -- Destinies -- One, Two, Three! -- The Canon and the Photographer -- Atrocities -- The Beach at Ostia -- An Angel of the Streets -- News Photos -- Gisele's Grudge -- Police Interference -- To Each His Photographer -- An Official Image -- A Source -- In Exile -- The Swan Song of the Olympus -- Of Dogs and Goats -- The Dialectic of the Portrait.
Summary Most attempts to generalize about photography as a medium run up against our experience of the photographs themselves. We live with photos and cameras every day, and philosophies of the photographic image do little to shake our intimate sense of how we produce photographs and what they mean to us. In this book that is equal parts memoir and intellectual and cultural history, French writer Roger Grenier contemplates the ways that photography can change the course of a life, reflecting along the way on the history of photography and its practitioners.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Grenier, Roger, 1919-2017
Grenier, Roger, 1919- (OCoLC)fst00102679
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
Photography -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, French. (OCoLC)fst00822016
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kaplan, Alice Yaeger, translator.
Added Title Dans le secret d'une photo. English
Translation Of: Grenier, Roger, 1919- Dans le secret d'une photo. [Paris] : Gallimard, ©2010 (OCoLC)501397179
ISBN 9780226308319 (cloth: alkaline paper)
0226308316 (cloth: alkaline paper)
Standard No. 40022059876
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