'Delightful ... a testament to Lartigue’s intense love of the world and the pleasures it affords'
John Banville, Irish Times
'A vivid insight into early 20th-century France … has the quirky intimacy of a family album'
Best Art Books of 2020, Sunday Times
'A titan of 20th-century photography who captured the spirit of his age'
Royal Photographic Society Journal
'Proustian ... distils an era through a charmed, yearning but sharp and original eye'
'Brings a wonderful clarity to his formative years ... beautiful, blithe, strange, addictive'
World of Interiors
'Baring engagingly sets out the context of the Lartigue family and supplies pocket biographies for the figures ... who populate Lartigue’s photographs'
William Boyd, The Spectator
'Lartigue's snatched portraits, for all the period details they capture, seem, like his previous images of speed and movement, oddly contemporary'
'Details a golden age as seen through the lens of an unusual photographer'
'Gives a spotlight to an era often overlooked by the First World War'
'An affectionate memoir'
'Leafing through these pages is to experience the heyday of a bygone age'
'Captures the carefree, haute-bourgeois lifestyle of the young photographer'
'Draws on Lartigue’s diaries and photograph albums to create a vivid impression of the photographer’s childhood, years during which he would produce an extraordinary body of work that would, in time, become synonymous with that era’ '
The New European
'Baring's scholarly book on child prodigy Jacques Henri Lartigue locates his photographs within the extraordinary era that they were made'
British Journal of Photography