VU: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era


VU: The Story of a Magazine that Made an Era

MICHEL FRIZOT & C. DE VEIGY    Book Number: 87952    Product format: Hardback

The French weekly magazine 'Vu' ran over 600 issues between 21st March 1928 and 29th May 1940. It spearheaded the media revolution of the 20s, with its extensive use of photography like a cinema newsreel on paper. Its aim was 'illustrated reporting on world affairs' including political and current events, social issues, discoveries, disasters, the arts, sport, entertainment and anything that would surprise or delight its readers. Its pages were crammed with photographs as it made use of photo montage as a vehicle for pointed political or social criticism, in particular through the work of Alexander Liberman the Art Director who worked with Cassandre. The printing technique known as rotogravure gave Vu's layout more creative leeway and a new quality and power to the photographs themselves. Photographers included Kertész, Man Ray, Krull, Lotar and Brassaï. This immense lavish large coffee table volume incorporates striking page layouts, fascinating photo stories, cover designs, chilling images from Nazi Germany, fashion, theatre, film and articles in French of course on Hitler, invasion and 'La Grande Misèe des Juifs Allemands' accompanied by very grim, poignant, on-the-scene photography. Modern history at its very best in this very visual collection of hundreds of original facsimiles of images and superb printing and graphic design. 320 fully illustrated pages, 10¼" x 12½". Quality Thames & Hudson art publication.
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ISBN 9780500543832
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