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

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

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This is a picture book, and its first purpose is to provide the material for simple delectation, wrote curator John Szarkowski in this first survey of The Museum of Modern Arts photography collection. Since 1930, when the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition. A visually splendid album, "Looking at Photographs" is both a treasury of remarkable photographs and a lively introduction to the aesthetics and the historical development of photography. This reissue, with new digital duotones, enhances a classic volume and makes it available to a new generation. Some of the photographs are familiar and well-loved favorites; many are surprising, little-known works by the masters of the art, and a number are hitherto unpublished works by unknown photographers of the past.

Among the outstanding figures represented here are Hill and Adamson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Timothy O'Sullivan, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, EdwardWeston, Andre Kertesz,Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Brassai, Ansel Adams, Shomei Tomatsu, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyPhotography & photographsPhotographs: collectionsTravel & MapsTravel & holiday guidesMuseum, historic sites, gallery & art guides Publisher: Museum of Modern Art Publication Date: 01/12/1973 ISBN-13: 9780870705151  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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A superb collection of photographs which gives an insight to many of the greatest photographers of all time. The accompanying text to each photograph adds to the enjoyment of looking and provides interesting background information to the photographer and the subject matter. The book has excellent print quality, paper and binding. Highly recommended.

- 15/01/2012
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