LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS: PICTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN. ART by John Szarkowski. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from . Looking at Photographs has ratings and 21 reviews. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues.

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Christine rated it really liked it Jan 15, This archive o Originally published inthis survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.

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

The subjects of the discussion of each image is not identical for each one. One of the best books of photography criticism that I’ve ever read.

Discover 39 incredible artists who are creating monochrome images across different genres and in diverse cultures worldwide. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. You can read this book for the perceptive essays or you can just szaekowski at the pictures.

The Nature of Photographs: 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. Jan 26, Avis Black rated it liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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Open Preview See a Problem? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quite a remarkable book to own and admire from time to time. One page of text, and an adjoining page with an excellent reproduction of the subject photograph.

A list of the projects, articles and conversations that captivated our readers in Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image.

This is a basic text for anyone serious about photography. Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Chanelle Grace rated it it was amazing Nov 01, I was totally captivated by the photo on the cover when I visited a local library and was szsrkowski. If indeed I had had a long private tour of these images with Mr.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book has a wonderful selection of iconic photos and information about them. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

May 28, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: For decades photographs only came in black and white, but there have been years of tinted and color film photographs and none vy them were represented. This handsome book hints at the depth and breadth of the solutions to the question of what is significant in pictures.


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It’s an easy choice to include early photos taken af a new style of development, or the first aerial photos, or early attempts at photographic abstraction. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Included are some the of most recognizable pictures of the past years by acknowledged masters of their field such as Adamson, Cameron, Stieglitz, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Cunningham, Arbus and Frank.

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It is intriguing to evaluate and appreciate for ourselves never too far from the Szarkowski lens what he has seen as worthy to photograph and share with us. I expected something different.

The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye. Old and new photographs made by the legendary curator and critic. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.