Lucien Clergue: Brasilia

Lucien Clergue: Brasilia
Library Shelf Location 18.CLER
Publication Date 2013
Description Lucien Clergue (*1934 in Arles) is one of the most notable photographers of our time. The themes of his pictures—traveling artists, gypsies, war ruins and graves, plants in the swamps of the Camargue, tracks in the sand, bullfighting scenes—testify to his deep connection to his homeland. He became famous for his photographs of nudes, whose aesthetic, sensual play of light and water enthralled Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau so much that they remained Clergue’s mentors until their deaths. This is the first book to feature Clergue’s architectural photographs of Brazil’s newly built capital of Brasilia, taken in 1962–63, which until just recently were believed to be lost. Blinded by the cool beauty of this metropolis, the eye is seduced into following the curves of a confident, optimistic type of architecture.
ISBN 9783775733137
Quantity 1
Pages 204
Authors Eva-Monika Turck, Paul Andreu
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Lucien Clergue
Category Photography
Keywords Modernism, Architecture (subject)
Related Country/Global Region Brazil
Artist's Nationality French
Language English

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