"When Roquette Rockers (Ken Pate) appeared in 1975, he opened the way to twenty years of publishing at Contrejour, but he also embodies the artistic agitation of a whole generation of young photographers, gallery owners and publishers, among which Claude Nori appears as a leader.
The Parisian gallery first, then the magazine and the editions of the same name crystallize a set of modernist aspirations that will lead to a catalog of graphically bold books, drawing paths between generations, territories and styles (Sabine Weiss , Bernard Plossu, William Klein, Pierre & Gilles, Mario Giacomelli, Edward Boubat, Anders Petersen, Jeanloup Sieff).
These paths, Jean-Marc Le Scouarnec borrows them again and, beyond artistic and friendly anecdotes, formulates photographic, graphic and technical, and particularly documented analysis that testify to the major role held by Contrejour in the history of photography and art publishing. "
The story of one of the first and most famous French publishing house specializing in Photobooks.
Text by Jean-Marc Le Scouarnec and interview with Claude Nori, founder of Contrejour (both texts in French only).
384 pages - Softcover
Les éditions de l'oeil, 2015
New - Mint condition
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Publisher's presentation : "J’avais 15 ans, 16 ans, 17 ans, je prenais un plaisir fou à faire mes diapositives couleur 6 x 6, à voir bouger le monde à la surface du dépoli, à contempler ensuite mes petits carrés transparents, empreintes brûlantes de ce que j’étais, de ce que j’aimais. Lueurs du couchant à travers les arbres, visages de Pierre, le petit...
Publisher's presentation : "I was 15, 16, 17 years old, I took a crazy pleasure making my 6 x 6 color slides, seeing the world moving on the surface of the focusing screen, then contemplating my little transparent squares, burning imprints of what I was, of what I loved, the glow of the setting sun through the trees, the faces of Pierre, the little...