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The Resource American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Peter Galassi ; with an essay by Luc Sante

American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Peter Galassi ; with an essay by Luc Sante

Label
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Title
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Statement of responsibility
Peter Galassi ; with an essay by Luc Sante
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American photography from the turn of the century through the mid-1960s offers one of the richest and most coherent traditions in the history of the medium. This book explores that tradition in depth through superb reproductions of 183 photographs from the outstanding collection of The Museum of Modern Art." "Toward the end of the nineteenth century photographs became radically easier to make and to reproduce. The result was a vast new range of audiences and applications for photography. From untutored snap-shooter to specialized professional, the swelling ranks of photographers produced a sprawling diversity of new pictures, which recorded and helped to create modern America. At the same time, there arose an elite movement that withdrew from the undisciplined bustle of the modern world and claimed for photography a position among the fine arts." "The first part of the introductory essay concisely outlines the evolution and interplay of photography's high-art and vernacular traditions. The second part traces the growth of the pioneering photography program at The Museum of Modern Art in which Ansel Adams, Edward Steichen, and other leading American photographers played decisive roles." "Luc Sante's essay, "A Nation of Pictures," places photography at the center of a lively reconsideration of modern American culture, which touches on music, the movies, the magazines, and a great deal more." "A splendid gallery of photographs follows the essays. American photography from Jacob Riis and Alfred Stieglitz to Richard Avedon and Diane Arbus is set forth through a carefully ordered sequence, in which groups of pictures conceived as works of fine art alternate with groups of pictures that served a myriad of worldly functions. Major figures, such as Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Harry Callahan, and Robert Frank, are each represented by six or more photographs. Dozens of other distinguished photographers are included as well, and many remarkable but unfamiliar pictures join the landmark works."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779/.0973/074
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR645.N532
LC item number
M838 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Galassi, Peter
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  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York, N.Y.)
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photograph collections
  • Berlin
  • Amsterdam
  • Edimbourg
  • Photograph collections
  • Photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • Foto's
  • Museum of Modern Art (N.Y.)
  • Photographie artistique
  • Photographie
  • Artistic photography
  • American photography
Label
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Peter Galassi ; with an essay by Luc Sante
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art ..."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33407649
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780870701405
Lccn
94073385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33407649
  • (OCoLC)33407649
Label
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Peter Galassi ; with an essay by Luc Sante
Publication
Note
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized under the auspices of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art ..."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33407649
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780870701405
Lccn
94073385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33407649
  • (OCoLC)33407649

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