- Gebundene Ausgabe: 192 Seiten
- Verlag: Atria Books (3. Juni 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1476752699
- ISBN-13: 978-1476752693
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,5 x 1,8 x 27,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 85.395 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000 (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 3. Juni 2014
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“Interesting… Insightful…Will feel nostalgic for those who were a part of the action; for outsiders, it will both confirm and explode perceptions of what really took place during a strange and exciting time.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Instructive... Interesting... A vital piece of photographic history." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Doug Menuez is an award-winning documentary photographer whose varied career over thirty years began in 1981 at The Washington Post, then as a freelancer for Time, Newsweek, Life, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, and many more publications. His many awards include honors from Communication Arts, the Kelly Awards, AOP London, and Photo District News, among others. He has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the US and Europe. Stanford University Library acquired his extensive archive of more than 1 million photographs and created the Douglas Menuez Photography Collection at Stanford University Library. He is based in New York City.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
Master photographer Elliot Erwitt asked the right question in his foreword, “How does one photograph genius?” He had the answer, “. . . call on Doug Menuez.”
Erwitt did not understate the case. Menuez’s remarkable opening photograph of a high-powered lunch held in the middle of an empty warehouse with Steve Jobs and H. Ross Perot signified the beginning of a vision, and recorded a ground zero moment that was the start of the Silicon Valley gold rush. Menuez’s overhead angle provided a unique perspective that made me feel like I was a bird on a wire observing real drama unfolding. The last shot in the book, an exact opposite from the first, is a bleak scene of office furniture for sale that illustrated the end of other dreams when the dot.com bubble burst. Throughout that crucial period from 1985 to 2000 Menuez, who had been granted incredible access by the titans of the nascent industry, was there to chronicle one of the most remarkable periods in U.S. business history.
As a photographer who has spent the better part of my career behind the scenes of history documenting political power players, I understand the degree of difficulty required to gain the trust and access to honestly and accurately portray real people making big decisions. But getting in the door doesn’t mean anything unless you know what to do with your camera, and Menuez is a fearless photo genius when it comes to taking pictures. I was simply blown away by what he achieved in his 15-year project. It is one for the centuries.
The beauty of this kind of photography is that it takes you to a world you would never see otherwise. I was reminded of a quote from Alice in Wonderland when I saw this book, “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Menuez didn’t stop until he finished his mission.
The exclusive and rare photos of Steve Jobs in action starting NeXT, his resurrection after being ousted from Apple, (he would return with a vengeance), are by themselves worth the price of the book. Menuez also documented the beginning of Adobe (Photoshop), and Intel and Sun. His sense of humor is also evident in a double-page spread titled, “Evolution of the Species.” It should be a poster.
Like any good Lewis Carroll tale or Shakespeare play, “Fearless Genius,” has a beginning, middle, and an end. Through the photos we see the rise of the digital era, the triumph of success, and the agony of failure. It is a real story, an important story, extraordinarily well told and shot by Doug Menuez.
David Hume Kennerly
Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief White House photographer for President Ford
The sheer intimacy of the images is enough to recommend this book, but taken all together with the accompanying text it's a fascinating-- and balanced-- story. This is not the story of lazy genius-- the kind that we, the un-rich, assume is the most prevalent. This is a story of hard, all-encompassing work-- the kind with no guarantee of success (and sometimes none comes), but a total belief in mission.
Bonus: There's proof that there were (at least a few) women in tech in the 80's.