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by David Travis,Yousuk Karsh,Yousuf Karsh

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  • ISBN 1567923593
  • ISBN13 978-1567923599
  • Language English
  • Author David Travis,Yousuk Karsh,Yousuf Karsh
  • Publisher David R Godine; Limited Edition edition (May 1, 2009)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats doc lrf azw lit
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1845 kb
  • Size Fb2 1321 kb
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Yousuf Karsh's lifelong ambition was to search for a form within a face, one that could become a symbol for a life that was purposeful, meaningful, and generally virtuous. 'I speak with some experience when I say that I have rarely left the company of accomplished men and women without feeling that they had in them real sincerity, integrity yes, and sometimes vanity of course and always a sense of high purpose.' In his sixty-year career, he seldom wavered from this goal, even when fame and fortune came his way. Nor did he discard his trademark variations in lighting style that he perfected in the late 1940s. Unchanging, too, was his genius at capturing the ephemeral expressions that would reveal his sitter's psychology, those fleeting disclosures of character and purpose his famous sitters trusted him to expose.He was the preferred photographer of kings, queens, princes, presidents, prime ministers and generals because he rendered them with an unbiased and unfailing regard for their dignity. With musicians, artists, writers, scientists, actors, and other creative intellectuals, he shared a similiar ambition: to create works of art of lasting value. In making what now seem singular, monumental statements honoring those he considered his contemporary heroes, he stood alone in his field, so much so that it could be argued he was the last of his kind.This large-format volume, printed in tritone, collects many highlights of Karsh's career one hundred iconic portraits in all. Ranging from the famous 1941 Roaring Lion image of Churchill, through the un­forgettable photographs of Anita Ekberg and the Kennedys from the 1950s, to his sittings with Kurt Vonnegut and Jessye Norman in 1990, Regarding Heroes is a dazzling re­minder of the breadth of Karsh's vision and the brilliance of his technique. The introductory essay by David Travis takes serious critical stock of the importance of Karsh's work and his place in the pantheon of major portrait artists. Rounding out the volume are brief biographical essays on each subject that include Karsh's own perceptive comments about his experience.

Regarding Heroes" is a stunningly beautiful book with classic pictures of notable people from the 20th century (such as the famous WWII photo of Winston Churchill)

ISBN-13: 978-1567923599. Regarding Heroes" is a stunningly beautiful book with classic pictures of notable people from the 20th century (such as the famous WWII photo of Winston Churchill). The seller wrapped it meticulously to ensure the book wouldn't be damaged and sent it so that it arrived quickly. It was a gift to my husband; we're both loving the book and give our highest praise to the seller!

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2009.

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes. It may be said that Karsh, through his portraits, owns our collective visual memory of Winston Churchill, Marian Anderson, Albert Schweitzer, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, and many others. Yousuf Karsh learned photographic portraiture in the late 1920s, the way 19th century practitioners had: as an apprentice. Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada, 2010. This exhibition has been organized by The Art Institute of Chicago and curated by David Travis, former Chair and Curator of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago. If you were anybody in the 20th century, eventually you were photographed by Yousuf Karsh. He eventually settled in Ottawa in the early 1930s, where he established a photographic portrait studio.

Regarding Heroes book

Regarding Heroes book. The first part of the book is a lengthy essay of more than 40 pages by David Travis that places Karsh's photography in the context of the art criticism of his time and afterward, pointing out why his work has not remained popular in critical circles even as it remains very well-loved by the general public, including people such as myself.

Karsh: Regarding Heroes. David Travis Former Chair and Curator of Photography The Art Institute of Chicago. USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 2010. His concern for the sitter’s character and worth, along with his exquisite manners, at first brought him modest success in the studio in Ottawa, Canada, which he operated from 1932 to 1992.

Yousuf Karsh CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002), was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century

Yousuf Karsh CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002), was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of notable individuals. He has been described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20th century. An Armenian Genocide survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee. By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most of his adult life, though he traveled extensively for work

It is this notion of heroism and its stylistic rendition that this book examines and illuminates.

Publisher's Description. I speak with some experience when I say that I have rarely left the company of accomplished men and women without feeling that they had in them real sincerity, integrity – yes, and sometimes vanity of course – and always a sense of high purpose. It is this notion of heroism and its stylistic rendition that this book examines and illuminates.

I speak with some experience when I say that I have rarely left the company of accomplished men and women without feeling that they had in them real sincerity, integrity yes, and sometimes vanity of course and always a sense of high purpose.

Yousuf Karsh, Self-Portrait By Ken Tanaka Once upon a time in the last century the world had "heroes. Perspective: during his 60-year career Karsh had more than 15,000 portrait sittings and produced more than 150,000 negatives. The 20th century was a period of turbulence, of innovation, and of jarring technical and social changes. A monumental exhibition now at the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates Karsh’s enormous body of work by displaying 100 of his portraits drawn from the more than 200 master prints gifted to the museum by Karsh’s widow.

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"Regarding Heroes" is a stunningly beautiful book with classic pictures of notable people from the 20th century (such as the famous WWII photo of Winston Churchill). The seller wrapped it meticulously to ensure the book wouldn't be damaged and sent it so that it arrived quickly. It was a gift to my husband; we're both loving the book and give our highest praise to the seller!
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Oveley
Yousuf Karsh (December 23, 1908 - July 13, 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage who managed to photograph some of the most illustrious people of his time. Yet whether or not the 'models' were scientists (Einstein), politicians (the Kennedy Clan, Churchill, Indira Gandhi, Eisenhower, Fidel Castro), Actors (Audrey Hepburn, Sir Laurence Olivier, Joan Crawford, Anita Eckberg, Humphrey Bogart), Artists (Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, Picasso), Poets (Robert Frost, WH Auden), Writers (Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut)), Singers (Marian Anderson, Joan Baez, Paul Robeson), Royalty (Princess Elizabeth, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier), Composers (Jean Sibelius), Scientists (Schweitzer, Einstein) or Philosophers (Carl Jung, Nelson Mandela), Karsh's approach was to first see them as living breathing human beings whose catapult to fame was outside his need to portray. Perhaps that is why his portraits are so sensitive and even vulnerable. The quality of these images is so powerful that the faces stay with the viewer long after the book is closed.

This is a treasure chest of famous faces, many of which will be familiar as Karsh's work and many will be surprises. It is a fine collection. Grady Harp, September 10