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Friday, December 16, 2005
  André Kertész: The Early Years

If you're looking for an inexpensive little stocking-stuffer of a book, André Kertész: The Early Years may be just the right solution. This title is newly arrived and is a jewel of a book. Published by Silverstein Photography (representatives for the Kertész Estate) and distributed through W.W. Norton, this book reproduces for the first time a series of early Kertész photos, alternately known to the photo-collecting world as the Hungarian Contacts. Sixty-six images culled from thousands of contact sheets are reproduced at actual size. Kertész maintained that despite the photos of early twentieth century Europe for which he was known, it was Hungary that really informed his artistic vision. These photos illuminate the bugeoning genius of André Kertész, one of the masters of modern photography. (Image illustrating post is My Brother As Icarus, 1920, Estate of André Kertész©) Price: $17.95 ISBN 0393061604.
Hey, Pat, I think this new blog thing of yours is great! I imagine it will eventually improve sales, esp. from those of us far away. Good job!

Is there any way, I suppose w/o infringing on copyrights, to post and image or two from the Kertesz book?

Al Herrmann
Truthfully, the way I understand the law is that I could use one or two images to support a review and it might be considered fair use. The problem is that I don't have a scanner at the store and I'd be relegated to trying a Google image search to find an imagae from this book. I tried that and couldn't find anything yet.
Thanks, anyway, for trying, Pat!
I found an image from Silverstein Photography, the gallery and publisher.
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