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Alexey Brodovitch

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Original languageEnglish
Issue number31
JournalBaseline Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Abstract

As the revolutionary art director of Harper’s Bazaar at its zenith (1934–58), as an educator of some of the most renowned and respected photographers in recent history, and as a photographer who, with one book, set free the expressive potential of this medium, Alexey Brodovitch was one of the most important influences on visual culture in the second half of the 20th century. In the 25 years he spent at Harper’s Bazaar he became the archetypal modernist, charged with a restlessness that never permitted him to stand still. During these years he simultaneously revolutionized the concept of the magazine layout and introduced many photographers such as Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Brassaï and Bill Brandt to an American audience

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