9780500019078-050001907X-Eye to I: The Autobiography of a Photographer

Eye to I: The Autobiography of a Photographer

ISBN-13: 9780500019078
ISBN-10: 050001907X
Author: Blumenfeld, Erwin
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500019078
ISBN-10: 050001907X
Author: Blumenfeld, Erwin
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Blumenfeld, Erwin wrote Eye to I: The Autobiography of a Photographer comprising 384 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 050001907X and 9780500019078. Since then Eye to I: The Autobiography of a Photographer textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The life of Erwin Blumenfeld, one of the century's best-known photographers, was by no means conventional. By turns acerbic, self-mocking, playful, even absurd, his autobiography is a compelling, virtuoso account of an extraordinary man. All his subjects--his Jewish family, the Germans, the Vichy French, his models, New York publishers--are dealt equal measures of wit, mockery, and merciless irony. He spares himself least of all. Born in turn-of-the-century Berlin, Blumenfeld was drafted to serve in the First World War, first as an ambulance driver (although he couldn't drive) and then as a bookkeeper in a field brothel, and he was awarded the Iron Cross for giving his sergeant French lessons. Between the wars he was part of an avant-garde circle that included such artists as Else L?asker-Schler, George Grosz, and members of the Dada movement. During the Second World War, Blumenfeld was interned in a series of French camps but eventually arrived in New York, where he found work with Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, producing many of their most memorable covers and becoming fashion's highest-paid photographer. From the creator of some of the most striking and influential photographs ever taken, Blumenfeld's autobiography--published here in English for the first time--is a biting and iconoclastic take on the century, and the insightful, gripping story of an exceptional life.

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