Agnès Varda: Cuba

Agnès Varda: Cuba

Hardback Publication Date: 24/11/2015

 
In December 1962, just two months after the missile crisis, Agn s Varda (born 1928) traveled to Cuba. Like many French intellectuals, she was fascinated by this island and its charismatic leader and wanted to make a film to understand this particular mix of pure socialism, sensuality and cha-cha-cha. In order to preserve her freedom of movement, she traded film for still photography, with the idea of subsequently filming and reanimating her photographs with a rostrum camera. Although they had not been devised as art photographs, the shots from Salut les cubains (1964), presented for the first time in this French-language-only book, are of exceptionally high quality, an example of unhindered street photography. We recognize the sharp but always warm-hearted style for which Varda is known, as well as the tension between still and animated images. Agnes Varda: Cuba also compiles Varda's archives--notebooks, sketches and editing notes--along with four illuminating essays. Please note that this title is in the French language only.
ISBN:
9782365110853
9782365110853
Category:
Places & peoples: general & pictorial works
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
24-11-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Xavier\Barral#Editions
Country of origin:
France
Dimensions (mm):
285.75x209.55mm
Weight:
0kg

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