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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Read more Read less. Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of photographs selected from the Modern’s collections. Szarkowski here lovingly selects one photograph from each of photographers — photos from the MOMA collection — to illustrate the serpentine history of photography. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x I had multiple flashbacks to my photo-history classes, in a good way.

Some of these photographs are classics, familiar and well-loved favorites, many are surprising, little-known works by the masters of the art. Treat yourself to some inspiration…. Chanelle Grace rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Features new duotone reproductions of one hundred landmark photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art loiking chronicle the historical evolution of the photographic arts in works by Adams, Weston, Stieglitz, Steichen, and other notable photographers.


Old and new photographs made by the legendary curator and critic. For decades photographs only came in black and white, but there have been years of tinted and color film photographs and none of them were represented. This book discusses photographers shots with no artist twice.

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Trivia About Looking at Photog Customers who viewed this item also viewed. An ,ooking as it were, that can, of course, also become worthy study material. As the photos near the current day although the latest photo in the book was taken in the late 60s, which is far from contemporary the explanations about their significance are often more convoluted or technical and, for me, less persuasive.

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Following up on each photographer via wikipedia and image search was my roll-my-own version of szarkowskki History of Photography. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

You might scoff at this book. Each essay, each photograph made me want to delve deeper. Paperbackpages. Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Again, a large portion of this is a result of the history of photography itself. Jul 11, John Hathaway rated it it was amazing. The xt contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye. Book ratings by Goodreads. Each photo gets its own page with text opposite. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the St of Modern Art, New York, from tosucceeding Edward Steichen in that role. Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Something, more along the lines of absolute analysis.


Apr 18, Claire rated it it was ok Shelves: Szarkowski examines the importance of photographs from the MOMA collection.

It’s an easy choice to include early photos taken with a new style of development, or the first aerial photos, or early attempts at photographic abstraction. Jan 22, Roniq rated it really liked it. Sarki rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. I love this art form, dammit. Some szarkowsku the photos are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography.