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Abbott, Brett 1978-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 2,383 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: TR820.5, 779
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Most widely held works by Brett Abbott
Engaged observers : documentary photography since the sixties by Brett Abbott ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: In the decades following World War II, an independently minded, critically engaged form of photojournalism began to flourish. It was not destined for the morning papers or exclusively for newsmagazines, and it did not attempt to be neutral. This kind of photojournalism was self-assigned. It declared its independence from the mainstream media's editorial control, and it was disseminated to the public through books, exhibitions, articles, and, more recently, the Web. Engaged Observers focuses on nine photographers who have participated in the development of this documentary approach. Surveyed are Leonard Freed (Black in White America), Philip Jones Griffiths (Vietnam Inc.), W. Eugene Smith (Minamata), Susan Meiselas (Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979), Mary Ellen Mark (Streetwise), Larry Towell (The Mennonites), Sebastiao Salgado (Migrations), Lauren Greenfield (Girl Culture), and James Nachtwey ("The Sacrifice"). Each section opens with an introductory essay that sets the work in its evolving historical context
Edward Weston's book of nudes by Edward Weston ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Weston : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Brett Abbott ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The biography of the photographer Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958) is full of colorful vignettes of the sort that enliven popular accounts of an artist's life. The singular pursuit of aesthetic ideals (and the resulting financial hardships); the marriages, divorces, and affairs; the early onset of a debilitating illness - all punctuate most Weston histories. However, what remains at the core of any examination of the photographer's career is his body of work, which includes signature images that are among the finest in the medium." "In 2003 the Getty Museum, which holds a collection of about 240 Weston prints, hosted a colloquium on the photographer. This volume in the In Focus series records remarks by the author, Brett Abbott, along with those of six other participants: William Clift, Amy Conger, David Featherstone, Weston Naef, David Travis, and Jennifer Watts. Context for their conversation is provided by the author's introduction, plate texts, and chronology. Approximately fifty of Weston's images demonstrate why his work continues to resonate with a contemporary public and serves as a model for a host of photographers active today."--BOOK JACKET
Abelardo Morell : the universe next door by Elizabeth Siegel ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past twenty-five years, Abelardo Morell (b. 1948) has earned international praise for his images that use the language of photography to explore visual surprise and wonder. Born in Havana, Cuba, Morell came to the United States as a teenager in 1962 and later studied photography, earning an MFA from Yale University. He gained attention for intimate, black-and-white pictures of domestic objects from a child's point of view, inspired by the birth of his son in 1986, as well as images in which he turns a room into a giant camera obscura, projecting exterior views onto interior spaces; and photographs of books that revel in their sensory materiality. In more recent years, he has turned to color, exploring the camera obscura with a painterly delight and innovating a tent camera that projects outdoor scenes onto a textured ground. Across his career, Morell has approached photography with remarkable wit and creativity, examining everyday objects with childlike curiosity. The first in-depth treatment in fifteen years, this handsome and important book examines Morell's career to the present day, including his earlier works in black-and-white and never before published color photographs from the past decade. An essay by Elizabeth Siegel, along with a recent interview with the artist and an illustrated chronology of his life and works, offers a riveting portrait of this contemporary photographer and his ongoing artistic endeavors"--Publisher's website
Landscape in photographs by Karen Hellman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wynn Bullock : revelations by Brett Abbott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No substitute for amazement : Edward Weston's book of nudes : based on the original mock-up by Edward Weston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Weston's Book of Nudes : Photographien by Edward Weston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black in white America by Leonard Freed ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foto's van Afro-Amerikaanse burgers uit de jaren zestig van de twintigste eeuw, tijdens de strijd voor gelijke rechten voor zwarten in de Verenigde Staten
Quartet : Ralph Gibson : photographs from the Kuniansky collection : November 12, 2011-January 22, 2012, High Museum of Art by Ralph Gibson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Weston, enduring vision : [exhibition] July 31-November 25, 2007 by Edward Weston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictures for the press : September 20, 2005-January 22, 2006 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Weston's book of nudes : based on the orginal unpublished book by Nancy Wynne Newhall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Engaged observers : documentary photography since the sixties, June 29 - November 14, 2010, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles by Brett Abbott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Can improved grazing land management reduce sediment yields delivered to the Great Barrier Reef? final report ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Enduring vision Edward Weston audio guide tour ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This DVD shows, with narration, part of an exhibition of Edward Westion photographs held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Edward Weston's book of nudes nach der originalen von Nancy Newhall und Edward Weston zusammengestellten Maquette by Edward Weston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Not enough cement : lawyer jokes and their folkloric significance by Brett Abbott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection of jokes about lawyers. Abbott suggests that often people's frustration with lawyers presents itself in tangible form through jokes. He states that lawyer jokes are traditional, variable, and can be classified into different groups. Abbott comes to the conclusion that jokes are modern folk tales, and that lawyer jokes are both funny and educational
Engaged observers : documentary photography since the sixties, June 19 - November 14, 2010, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles by Brett Abbott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (47)
German (3)
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