Perfect if you're looking for:
- Stunning photo's from the 20th century
- Thoughtful academic responses to photography
- One of our best photography books
Comprised of more than 300 superb photographic reproductions and six all-new essays, this publication gives the reader new insights into Brake, the man, and how he saw the world. Remembered for his rare images of communist China in the 1950s and photo essays such as Monsoon, this is the first time Brake’s work has been critically considered in its entirety.
This is a remarkable book, beautifully produced and meticulously researched to give a careful and fair portrait of the one landmark international photographer this country produced in the 20th century, Brian Brake. Te Papa’s photography curator Athol McCredie is to be congratulated on his careful editorial work and a very good choice of contributors.
Edited by Athol McCredie
Tapping into the knowledge of our curators, conservators and scientists, the Non Fiction books in our collection offer incredible insight into the academia behind our national museum. Perfect gifts for fellow kiwi's, or a great NZ souvenir of your time here!
“...worthy of a craftsman photographer who cared and followed through the nuts-and-bolts side of getting his work to fully express his meaning.” —Max Oettli, New Zealand Books, Autumn 2011
“Insightful essays examine Brake’s practice from a critical point of view for the first time, peeling back the myths that have accumulated around his name” —Artnews New Zealand, 01 December 2011
Extent: 344 pp