Elliot Erwitt- Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836626304


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[Authors: Dario Cimorelli, Alessandra Olivari]
The book presents a retrospective of the work of Elliott Erwitt, celebrated 20th-century photographer, through 136 black-and-white photographs. A member of Magnum Photos since 1953, Erwitt is distinguished by his ironic and comic flair for depicting human life, often with stolen shots and a predilection for dogs. This volume includes a critical contribution by Angela Madesani and offers a compelling look at the life and work of this extraordinary photographer.

This volume offers a retrospective of the work of Elliott Erwitt (Paris, 1928) through 136 black-and-white photographs, chosen from among those that established him as one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century.
Elliott Erwitt-invited by Rober Capa to join the Magnum Photos agency, of which he has been a member since 1953-has managed to emerge with originality in the panorama of photography thanks to a very personal flair given by a sharp, at times comic irony, with which he has succeeded in portraying humankind in all its manifestations. His gaze delicately emphasizes the comic, unusual or ridiculous character of certain aspects of life, with a predilection for stolen shots, taken on the street, often without the knowledge of the subjects filmed, as is evident in the series “museum whatchers” or in the shots dedicated to dogs – one of his favorite subjects – investigated in an often hilarious way. The volume welcomes a contribution by photo critic Angela Madesani.
Elliott Erwitt: Elio Romano Erwitt was born in 1928 in Paris to Russian parents of Jewish descent, spent his childhood in Milan until 1939, when his family emigrated to the United States because of fascism. In America he decided to change his name to Elliott (“Hello Elio” sounded like a tongue twister) and began to take an interest in photography by attending Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, while at the same time working in a lab making autographed prints for fans of movie stars. A member of Magnum Photos since 1953 – it was Robert Capa, a founding partner of the agency, who invited him to join – he has been chronicling everyday and mundane life with lucidity and wit for more than 60 years.

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Dimensions 23 × 28 cm

Paperback with flaps


Italian, French, English




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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.