Costa Martins & Victor Palla
Photographs: Costa Martins & Victor Palla
Text: Rodrigues Migueis, Alexadre O’Neill, Armindo Rodrigues, David Mourão-Ferreira, Eugénio de Andrade, Jorge de Sena and José Gomes Ferreira.
Publisher: Pierre von Kleist
Price: 90 €
Comments: Hardcover under dust jacket as issued. 279 x 225 mm. Black & white photographs. Third edition, 2015. Best books of 2009 for Le Monde ; Best book of the year for 5B4 by Jeffrey Ladd. Included in Martin Parr & Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol.1.
Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre originally published in 1959, is a symphony about Lisbon of the fifties, showing the city in its different aspects. The “graphic poem”, as Victor Palla and Costa Martins liked to call it, constructs a new city with (photographic and poetic) images, a city in the process of assimilating an international style.
The photos are very modern, grainy, taken in a fast way, choosing spontaneity and instinct to artifact and composition. According to Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, who included this book in The Photobook : A History, vol.1 : 'Lisboa is particularly notable for using many of the book-making ideas developed by William Klein, and Dutch photographers like Ed van der Elsken and Joan van der Keuken, and has a vibrant, cinematic feeling'.
This new edition follows exactly the first edition, including text and poems by Rodrigues Migueis, Alexadre O’Neill, Armindo Rodrigues, David Mourão-Ferreira, Eugénio de Andrade, Jorge de Sena and José Gomes Ferreira.
It also includes a supplement with an introduction by Gerry Badger and a full transcription into English of the book’s index, where the authors explain in detail the making of each image.
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