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David Hamilton was born in London in 1933. In 2016, he celebrated his 83rd birthday and his 53 years of photography.

 

The inventor of a photographic language, David Hamilton became part of the history of art. His numerous works, known throughout the world, make him an exceptional creator, a master in his field and an artist of unrivalled talent.

 

Portraits, nudes, young girls, classical dance, still life and landscapes gave rise to magical images that leave no one unmoved. His work is universal.

 

The word authenticity well reflects the feelings aroused by an image of the artist. Photographs of young girls, in colour of black and white, are the artist’s principal subject of inspiration. Simplicity, purity, romanticism, nostalgia and eroticism are sources of depiction.

 

Through his language, David Hamilton pays homage to the Sacred Feminine, to the transition from child to woman, and to innocence.

 

 

 

Martin Cardell, a friend of David Hamilton, publisher, collector (see Collection Cardell), benefactor and art lover, is particularly fond of this photographer’s work. In 2009, he offered David Hamilton the opportunity of creating, with the artist’s collaboration, the first catalogue raisonné of his photographic work.

 

A ‘catalogue raisonné’ is an inventory of the works, revealing and highlighting the complete works of an artist.

This catalogue, the culmination of the collaboration between Martin Cardell and David Hamilton, is the apogee of the remarkable works created by the photographer.

 

Thanks to this volume, future generations will be able to see the photos that represent it in optimum conditions, both with respect to both the colours and the diversity of subjects.

The choice of images, made by David Hamilton himself, provides a guarantee of quality and added value, as well as an inestimable record of the artist.

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Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
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The catalogue raisonné of David Hamilton

 

Recently the library received from the collector, benefactor and publisher Martin Cardell the catalogue raisonné of the photographer David Hamilton, published in 2014 in only one hundred copies.

 This magnificent book is the fruit of richly documented research on Hamilton’s artistic creation, and contains a vignette of each of his photographs.

 

 

 

 

Through the quality of its printing, choice of paper and its setting, the exceptional form of this book will be of interest to all readers, lovers of fine books and scientists of art and history museums.

 

© musée d'art et d'histoire

Ce Catalogue raisonné fait

parti des collections

Musée de la photographie à Lausanne, Suisse

Musée de la photographie

 18, avenue de l'Elysée

CH-1014 Lausanne

 

Musée d’art et d’histoire Rue Charles-Galland 2

1206 Geneve, Suisse

Bibliothèque nationale de France Quai François Mauriac

75013 Paris, France

 

Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse

Bibliothèque nationale Suisse Hallwylstrasse 15

CH-3003 Berne, Suisse

British Library

96 Euston Rd

 London NW1 2DB, England

isbn 978-2-8399-1563-2

David Hamilton gave the Cardell Collection the exclusive and permanent rights to design, produce, update and market the catalogue raisonné of his work.

 

This first version in 100 copies, stamped, signed and numbered from 1 to 100, was printed in Geneva, Switzerland, in the first quarter of 2014.

 

The catalogue raisonné is reserved for major institutions (libraries and museums) as well as for important collectors.

David Hamilton was born in London in 1933. In 2016, he celebrated his 83rd birthday and his 53 years of photography.

 

The inventor of a photographic language, David Hamilton became part of the history of art. His numerous works, known throughout the world, make him an exceptional creator, a master in his field and an artist of unrivalled talent.

 

Portraits, nudes, young girls, classical dance, still life and landscapes gave rise to magical images that leave no one unmoved. His work is universal.

 

The word authenticity well reflects the feelings aroused by an image of the artist. Photographs of young girls, in colour of black and white, are the artist’s principal subject of inspiration. Simplicity, purity, romanticism, nostalgia and eroticism are sources of depiction.

Through his language, David Hamilton pays homage to the Sacred Feminine, to the transition from child to woman, and to innocence.

Martin Cardell, a friend of David Hamilton, publisher, collector (see Collection Cardell), benefactor and art lover, is particularly fond of this photographer’s work. In 2009, he offered David Hamilton the opportunity of creating, with the artist’s collaboration, the first catalogue raisonné of his photographic work.

 

A ‘catalogue raisonné’ is an inventory of the works, revealing and highlighting the complete works of an artist.

This catalogue, the culmination of the collaboration between Martin Cardell and David Hamilton, is the apogee of the remarkable works created by the photographer.

 

Thanks to this volume, future generations will be able to see the photos that represent it in optimum conditions, both with respect to both the colours and the diversity of subjects.

The choice of images, made by David Hamilton himself, provides a guarantee of quality and added value, as well as an inestimable record of the artist.

Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Musée de la photographie à Lausanne, Suisse Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Photographie du catalogue raisonné
Musée de la photographie à Lausanne, Suisse Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse Photographie de la Bilbiothéque Nationale Suisse