Robert Doisneau – Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836649747


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[Author: Gabriel Bauret]
This photographic collection celebrates the legacy of Robert Doisneau, master of French humanist photography, through 130 black-and-white images that capture the daily life of Paris and its suburbs. With irony and deep humanity, Doisneau was able to capture moments of happiness and tenderness, offering an authentic and poetic look at city life.

Robert Doisneau (Gentilly, 1912 – Montrouge, 1994) is considered one of the founding fathers of French humanist photography and street photojournalism. With his lens he was able to capture the daily lives of the men and women who populate Paris and its banlieue, recounting the city and its inhabitants with an ironic and light touch but also with deep humanity and participation.
The volume brings together 130 black-and-white images from the Atelier Robert Doisneau in Montrouge, which holds his photographic archive.
Whether they are photographs made on commission or the result of his free wandering around Paris, the artist’s personal style is outlined through these shots, which mix charm and fantasy, but also a freedom of expression not far from surrealism. They are images that capture moments of everyday happiness among ordinary people – such as the famous Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville, or “The Kiss” – and in which tenderness, sometimes veiled in melancholy, but also notes of humor, always present in his work, are mixed.

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Dimensions 24 × 28 cm



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.