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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The p I enjoyed the photographs, all black and white, taken from to This is an amazing book, less for the quality of the photographs Which are remarkable and marvelous!

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image. Mar 13, Meagan rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to szariowski.

Or rather, think of it this way: Szarkowski painstakingly wrote about each photograph. I love this art form, dammit. This isn’t a detailed history of photography, or a sweeping critical work in the style of Sontag’s On Photography– but you walk away feeling like you’ve learned things about photography that you didn’t know before. Some of the photos are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography.

You can read this book for the perceptive essays or you can just look at the pictures.


My review from September 30, Read reviews that mention john szarkowski museum of modern modern art looking at photographs history of photography short essay online photographer photography collection book is like great book photography book image images page photographers subject photo essays photographic photos. Not the best choice of photos, but the commentary is interesting. An appreciation as it were, that can, of course, also become worthy study material. First, the photographers included aren’t generally diverse, which the author addresses directly.

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. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Here are 10 provocative photo series that play with the medium as a form of art, exploration, fact, fiction, metaphor or play — enjoy! Just photogrqphs moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting.

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Szarkowski’s comments on each of the photographs are marvelous. Mona rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers. I can say Photogrraphs was not disappointed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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May 28, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: Nevertheless, I’d recommend spending time with this book. Pages with related products.

When I started, I didn’t know that this was what I wanted, but it was. 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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, lookiny it in, give it a second life. This is the best book for learning to appreciate photography, both as an art and as a cultural force.

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