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PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 544 pgs / 720 color / 30 bw.

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Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2004

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ISBN 9783775713962 TRADE
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Snapshots: The Eye Of the Century

Edited by Christian Skrein. Essays by Carl Aigner, Christian Skrein and Vince Aletti. Preface by Peter Noever.

“You press the button, we do the rest.” Kodak used this slogan in ads for the first box cameras, introduced by George Eastman in 1888. From then on, virtually anyone could take pictures--the snapshot was born! Without exception, the amateur photos presented in Snapshots: The Eye of the Century capture what are essentially ordinary moments--yet every trace of banality disappears once they are removed from the context of personal biography. Sometimes the moment is right, and art just “happens,” in the form of double or multiple exposures, slipped horizons, or curious details that enter the picture frame because the camera moved just as the shutter was released. Christian R. Skrein-Bumballa, an artist and a former professional photographer, has tracked down and collected thousands of these treasures, which can be viewed as part of our visual heritage. His impressive selection of photographs is here arranged thematically, and at its heart we find the essentials of the human condition: joy and pain, visualized in the decisive moment in which history stands still for a fraction of a second. Snapshots features the most aesthetically notable and otherwise curious photographs from the S.A.S. Snapshots Archiv Skrein, a collection of nearly one million snapshots from all over the world.
Snapshots: The Eye Of the Century

STATUS: Out of print | 11/25/2008

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By Claudia Fini, Francesca Lazzarini. Edited by Filippo Maggia.

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Text by Michele Primi.

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By Donatella Sartorio.

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