Leica by Alessandro Pasi
Witness to a Century

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The fascinating history of a twentieth-century icon—the first handheld camera—and the people who use it.

The Leica is both a product of the twentieth century's inventive spirit and the means by which that spirit could be documented for posterity. As the first handheld camera, the Leica made possible a new kind of documentary photography, and included among its devoted fans are many of the century's greatest photographers. Its combined qualities of precision and compactness made it an essential tool for photographers everywhere, and today more than ever the Leica is prized by collectors. 120 color illustrations and photographs

About Alessandro Pasi

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Alessandro Pasi is the author of Beetle Mania. He lives in Milan, Italy.
Published May 17, 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company. 159 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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While the selection of smaller photographs is extensive and varied, the unpredictable sizings and intrusion into large photographs by small photographs and information boxes often detract from the photographs' impact.

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