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Saul Leiter: Early Color

Introduction by Martin Harrison.

"Harlem" (1960) is reproduced from 'Saul Leiter: Early Color.'This is a reprint of the immensely successful Early Color (2008), which presented Saul Leiter's remarkable body of color work to the public for the first time in book form. Although Edward Steichen had exhibited some of Leiter's color photography at The Museum of Modern Art in 1953, it remained virtually unknown to the world thereafter. Leiter moved to New York in 1946 to become a painter, but through his friendship with Richard Pousette-Dart he quickly recognized the creative potential of photography. Leiter continued to paint, exhibiting with Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, but the camera remained his ever-present means of recording life in the metropolis. None of Leiter's contemporaries, with the partial exception of Helen Levitt, assembled a comparable body of work: subtle, often abstract compositions of lyrical, eloquent color.

"Harlem" (1960) is reproduced from 'Saul Leiter: Early Color.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New York Review of Books

Michael Greenberg

Leiter's color photography offers its own version of chance: an attunement to the visual masterpieces that can be found in almost every urban instant.

Feature Shoot

Miss Rosen

Nothing short of spectacular...every image presented here is a mesmerizing masterpiece of light, shape, color, and form.

Saul Leiter: Early Color

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/8/2018

Saul Leiter, offbeat chronicler of metropolitan scenes

Saul Leiter, offbeat chronicler of metropolitan scenes

The son of an internationally renowned Talmudic scholar, "New York School" photographer Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. Intended for the Rabbinate, Leiter left theological college in 1946 and moved to New York to become a painter. Although he never ceased painting, "Leiter's camera became—like an extension of his arm and mind—an ever present tool, the offbeat chronicler of metropolitan scenes," according to Saul Leiter: Early Color essayist Martin Harrison. Featured image is "Phone Call" (1957). continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/9/2018

Fluid and improvisational, 'Saul Leiter: Early Color'

Fluid and improvisational, 'Saul Leiter: Early Color'

"Walking" (1956) is reproduced from Saul Leiter: Early Color, back in stock from Steidl. (Also releasing this week, Steidl's long-awaited Saul Leiter: In My Room.) According to essayist Martin Harrison, this image, like most of the images in Early Color, renders "color and motion in semi-abstract form—fluid, improvisational. Reflected figures dissolve into elegiac blur, shifting in focus, intangible, lost in time. The evocative, painterly images on these pages vividly demonstrate that in the second half of the twentieth-century Saul Leiter's photographic language of fragmentation and contingency was extending the boundaries of the medium." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/7/2018

In 'Saul Leiter: Early Color,' urban visual poetry that is by turns deeply affectionate, edgy and breathtakingly poignant

In 'Saul Leiter: Early Color,' urban visual poetry that is by turns deeply affectionate, edgy and breathtakingly poignant

"Don't Walk" (1952) is reproduced from Saul Leiter: Early Color, back in stock from Steidl. (Also releasing this week, Steidl's long-awaited Saul Leiter: In My Room.) "Saul Leiter's vision is founded on a rapid eye for absorbing spontaneous events," Martin Harrison writes in Early Color. "Confronted by a dense web of data, fleeting moments in space and time, he employs an array of strategies—oblique framings, complex intersecting planes and ambiguous reflections—to distil an urban visual poetry that is by turns deeply affectionate, edgy and breathtakingly poignant. He takes risks—flouting conventions of camera technique and apparently indifferent to the limits of the light-gathering capacity of emulsions." continue to blog


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