Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Photography & Photographs , Individual Photographers, Entertainment , Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 11/08/2022
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Vivian Maier
A comprehensive and beautifully put together collection of Vivian Maier’s photography released to coincide with the first major exhibition of her work in t... READ MORE
Simon At Newcastle
Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier
This absolutely stunning book is a retrospective on the work of Vivian Maier, with a selection of her photographs throughout her life. I did not know a lot... READ MORE
Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee
Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier!
This book is absolutely stunning! I'm obsessed with Vivian Maier and the photographs are so beautiful that it's hard not to spend hours looking through the... READ MORE
Dominika at Waterstones West End
Vivian Maier
This is a gorgeous, fascinating overview of the work of photographer Vivan Maier. Beautifully bound and printed, with insightful passages on her ideas, ins... READ MORE
Benny Duverge-Pryce
Vivian Maier
Stunning book
A stunningly gorgeous introduction to the fascinating world of amateur photographer Vivian Maier. It's as much a time capsule of a period in time as well a... READ MORE
Emma at East Grinstead
Vivian Maier
A Great Introduction to Maier
Given that Maier took thousands of photographs during her long life time, this is just a taste of the work she created, but it is well curated and thought ... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Vivian Maier
an absolute pleasure
This book is a treat from end to end. A beautiful object in itself. The essays are interesting and the selection of photos is just wonderful. It is just ev... READ MORE


A full-career retrospective on the work of Vivian Maier, bringing together a selection of key works from throughout her life and career. When Vivian Maier’s archive was discovered in Chicago in 2007, the photography community gained an immense and singular talent. Maier lived in relative obscurity until her death in 2009, but is now the subject of films and books, and recognized as one of the great American photographers of the 20th century. Born in New York in 1926, she worked as a nanny in New York and Chicago for much of her adult life. It was during her years as a nanny that she took many of the photographs that have made her posthumously famous. Maier’s incredible body of work consists of more than 150,000 photographic images, Super 8 and 16 mm films, various recordings and a multitude of undeveloped films. Working primarily as a street photographer, Maier’s work has been compared with such luminaries as Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus and Joel Meyerowitz. Drawing on previously unpublished archives and recent scientific analyses, this retrospective sheds new light on Maier’s work. With texts by Anne Morin and Christa Blümlinger, this thorough look at Maier’s entire archive is organized thematically in sections that cover self-portraits, the street, portraits, gestures, cinematography, children, colour work and forms. A valuable addition to the continuing assessment of Maier’s work, this book is a one-volume compendium of her most enduring images.

  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780500025703
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 1210g
  • Dimensions: 288 x 216 mm

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