February 1–May 15, John Szarkowski: Photographs is the first retrospective of the esteemed photographer’s work. The exhibition features Szarkowski’s. Looking at Photographs. Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Edited with text by John Szarkowski. Museum of Modern Art, New York. John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. New York, The Museum of Modern.

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An Introduction to Understanding Images Paperback. I can only echo some of the reviews already written about this important book, such as the review written by Vladimir Belomestnov and Damon Webster. Then the johh becomes more szarkoqski the photographers, and then the author rambles into highly speculative and assumptive territory when it seems he doesn’t know much about the photographer or the particular photo.

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It does a very good job of providing an photographz of photography as an art form. Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Occasionally Szarkowski’s narrative seems to veer from the topic, as if he has trouble in identifying what he has to say about the image.

A visually splendid album, the book is both a treasury of remarkable photographs and a lively introduction to the aesthetics and the lioking development of photography. Preview — Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski. Szarkowski examines the importance of photographs from the MOMA collection.


It is interesting to hear what Szarkowski thinks about a given photograph. Jan 12, M. This record is a work in progress.

Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

This book of photos covers the days when you could have been the first to photograph something. Want to Read saving…. In most discussions we learn about the history of the photographer.

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Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition.

Refresh and try again. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The results are poetic, stunningly beautiful, and sometimes quite humorous. After looking at Evans in the very best light over time, how has his work influenced Szarkowski’s own photographic sight? I think this is the 5th time I have read this cover to cover, and each time i discover something new and insightful.

Mn rated it really liked it Jul 22, The accompanying text to the photos was a bit hit or miss so I dinged it a star for that. Book ratings by Goodreads. This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. This is a great explanation for the whiteness of early photographs and photographers, but doesn’t explain why later photographs weren’t more diverse in both photographer and subject. Each essay, each photograph made me want to delve deeper. The other issues I have may be more a symptom of larger issues involving photography in general and the collection of the museum: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


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Features new duotone reproductions of one hundred landmark photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art that chronicle the historical evolution of the photographic arts in works by Adams, Weston, Stieglitz, Steichen, and other notable photographers. Access to photographic equipment and training was largely limited to affluent, or at least middle class, white males, especially in the early days of photography.

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The photos are an interesting look at the evolution of photography over time but well before the advent of digital cameras. Christine rated it really liked it Jan 15, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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