In all my study of photography, I had somehow never heard of Lartigue.
Here's a little introduction.
Jacque Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was the best-known "amateur" in the history of photography. He made tens of thousands of images and was completely unknown as a photographer until he walked into the Museum of Modern Art when when he was in his sixties on a visit to New York and was offered an exhibition on the spot. He soon became famous for black-and-white work that was irresistibly warm and engaging.
By the 1950s when techniques had improved, Lartigue returned to color photography. His color photographs, reproduced in the book for the first time, present these images - fresh, charming, personal and vibrant - the French countryside, the women in his life, famous friends, and glimpses from his travels.
I fell in love with every page.