Rudy Burckhardt

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Harry N. Abrams, Jul 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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One of the great New York street photographers, Rudolph (Rudy) Burckhardt (19141999) was an astonishingly versatile artist, working not only as a photographer but also as a filmmaker and a painter. Yet his work has remained largely unknown outside a small circle of enthusiasts. Now, with this comprehensive monograph, the full range and brilliance of Burckhardt's photography is revealed: not only his telling street scenes, which capture the energy and chaotic beauty of the city, and his penetrating portraits of artists in their studios, but also his views of European cities, studies of children and the female nude, and views of the natural world.With a thoughtful text by the well-known essayist and novelist Phillip Lopate, this volume dedicated to the multitalented Burckhardt, whom poet John Ashbery hailed as a subterranean monument

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Several monographs have been published on Swiss-born photographer/filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt (1914-99), but few remain in print, which makes this retrospective especially welcome. Novelist Lopate ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

Phillip Lopate is the author of many books, including the essay collections "Getting Personal" (Basic), "Against Joie de Vivre" (Simon & Schuster), "Portrait of My Body" (Doubleday), and "Bachelorhood" (Little, Brown), as well as the anthology, "The Art of the Personal Essay" (Doubleday). Among his other books is "Waterfront: A Walk around Manhattan" (Crown). He teaches writing at Columbia University, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Katz is a poet and art critic.

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