Face of the Twentieth Century

Alberto Manguel. (Author)
Ara Güler. (Photographer )
Benoît Heimermann. (Author)

29.50

  • Text in French
  • 247 x 172 mm - 240 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-141-3

The book “Faces of the Twentieth Century” is more than just a photography book. It’s a fascinating visual chronicle of the 20th century through the lens of Ara Güler, a renowned photographer.

 

A captivating cultural chronicle

For culture and photography enthusiasts, “Faces of the Twentieth Century” is a must-read. Throughout the decades of the 20th century, this work provides a visual chronicle and an intimate look at our cultural heritage. Ara Güler’s striking photographs introduce us to iconic faces of artists. Writers, musicians, and many others who have shaped our imagination through their art.

 

Ara Güler’s eye and the words of renowned writers

Ara Güler, a renowned photographer, has captured the essence of numerous famous personalities. From Churchill to Picasso, from Dalí to Hitchcock, his skillful eye and talent shine through in every photograph. This work takes us back in time. It reminds us of the writers who taught us to see, the artists and thinkers who helped us reflect on the world. The words of Alberto Manguel and Benoît Heimermann complement this journey and guide us in this discovery. Dive into the history of the 20th century by ordering your copy today.

Alberto Manguel.

Born in Argentina, Alberto Manguel was, in his youth, the secretary of Jorge Luis Borges. As a writer in both Spanish and English, his essays and novels have been frequently recognized with awards, including the Médicis Prize for “A History of Reading” (Actes Sud, 1998) and the France Culture Prize for “In the Forest of the Mirror” (Actes Sud, 2000). Residing in France since the 2000s, he was appointed an Officer of Arts and Letters in 2004, one of the highest cultural distinctions in France.

Ara Güler.

Ara Güler was born in 1928. In 1958, he became a photojournalist for Time Life, Paris Match, and Der Stern. After his meeting with Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1961, he joined the Magnum agency. In the same year, the English magazine Photography Annual named him one of the world’s seven best photographers. In 1962, he received the prestigious title of ‘Master of Leica,’ and in 1979, the first prize for reporting from the Turkish Journalists Association. In 1999, he was awarded the title of ‘Photographer of the Century’ in Turkey. Ara Güler is also known for having photographed numerous personalities such as Churchill, Chagall, Dalí, Picasso, Hitchcock…

Benoît Heimermann.

Benoît Heimermann equally appreciates cluttered libraries and empty spaces, adventure tales, and long journeys. As a senior reporter at L’Équipe Magazine, author of about fifteen books, and contributor to half a dozen television documentaries, he was awarded the Mumm Foundation Prize for a series of reports dedicated to Muhammad Ali and currently presides over the Sports Writers Association.

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