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Travis, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 5,329 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Interviews  Photobooks  Illustrated works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: TR140.K4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Travis
André Kertész : of Paris and New York by Sandra S Phillips( Book )

18 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstelling en studie gewijd aan het werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf van Hongaarse origine André Kertśz (1894-1985)
At the edge of the light : thoughts on photography & photographers, talent & genius by David Travis( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these seven essays, revised, rewritten, and expanded from his lectures, David Travis presents his thoughts on some of his favorite subjects: Weston, Stieglitz, Kertesz, Brassai, and Strand. His knowledge is such (often enriched by firsthand acquaintance) that he can, and does, discuss more than images or personalities; he understands what informs the work, from what milieu it derives, under what influences it matured, how it evolved, and how it succeeded. He is an art historian willing to venture far beyond the periphery of traditional academic fences; to discuss number theory (quite literally), the mathematics of G.H. Hardy, the poetry of Rimbaud Valery, Rilke, and Goethe, the philosophy of Nietzsche, the extravagance of Henry Miller." --
Edward Weston, the last years in Carmel by Edward Weston( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1938 and 1948, Edward Weston took the last photographs of his distinguished career. In 1938 he returned to scenic Carmel, California, after a twenty-five-thousand-mile, two-year journey through the American West on Guggenheim fellowships. He and his young wife, Charis, built a pine-wood home and studio overlooking the Pacific and only one mile from Point Lobos, the unspoiled headland that, over the years, had become the artist's favorite site for testing ideas and finding new approaches to advance his art. But in the decade following his return to Carmel, Weston photographed Point Lobos and the Big Sur with different eyes. Where he had previously focused on details and still lifes, he now found himself drawn to horizons, vistas, and moody atmospheres." "Photographs of this late period reveal a greater psychological component than do the more formalist images that preceded them. Weston's work became both a release and receptacle, as he battled with Parkinson's disease, experienced a failing marriage, and saw his sons leave for military service during World War II. No longer the brash adventurer nor satisfied with technical virtuosity and innovative composition, Weston, in a more somber state of mind, drew out the elemental power of his coastal environment. These landscapes - many previously unpublished - show us a new aspect of Weston's artistry and will surprise even those most familiar with his work. Touching portraits of Weston's family and domestic scenes in and around his home - all from this late period - have also been included here by curator and author David Travis, to give readers an in-depth view of the man behind the camera in the final years of his career." "This late body of work has never before been extensively researched or exhibited, in part because it is so markedly different from the earlier images that made Weston famous. The majority of the seventy-six photographs featured in this book is drawn from private and public collections, but most especially those of The Art Institute of Chicago and the University of California at Santa Cruz."--Jacket
Taken by design : photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karsh : beyond the camera by Yousuf Karsh( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from the newly rediscovered 1988 recordings, Karsh: Beyond the Camera reestablishes the original presentation of Karsh's work, pairing each photograph with the story of its making on the facing page. Published in an affordable small format paperback with flaps, Karsh's portraits are elucidated and complemented both by his own recollections and by the text of veteran curator David Travis. The resulting book, with its chronological rather than thematic arrangement of portraits, is a study of Karsh's artistic and stylistic development, offering the reader an unparalleled tour through the greatest images of the photographer's life work
Paris : photographs from a time that was by David Travis( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These photographers, in focusing on Paris, followed in the footsteps of Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the boulevard flâneurs of the late 19th century who made walking and observing city life a philosophical and aesthetic experience. The new generation's acceptance and celebration of the fluidity of the city's street life focused on time as a new element in making photographs. This became one of the chief virtues of their profession as photojournalists for new illustrated magazines that would eventually make them famous. Masterworks from these now-famous visionaries of photography form the core of a selection of 100 images of Paris from the 1850s to the 1950s drawn from the Art Institute's impressive collection
River of colour : the India of Raghubir Singh by Raghubir Singh( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last 30 years Raghubir Singh has roamed far and wide across the vast expanses of India, resulting in this collection of vibrant photographs capturing the exuberant spirit and reckless activity of the subcontinent
Yousuf Karsh : regarding heroes by Yousuf Karsh( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects many highlights of Karsh's career, one hundred iconic portraits in all. The introductory essay by David Travis takes serious critical stock of the importance of Karsh's work and his place in the pantheon of major portrait artists. Rounding out the volume are brief biographical essays on each subject that include Karsh's own perceptive comments about his experience. From publisher description
Photography rediscovered : American photographs, 1900-1930 by David Travis( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs from the Julien Levy collection starting with Atget : the Art Institute of Chicago, December 11, 1976-February 20, 1976 by David Travis( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs from the Julien Levy Collection
L'Art des Etats-Unis by Jennifer Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvrage magistral, solidement documenté, sur l'histoire des arts aux Etats-Unis. Appuyé par plus de mille documents iconographiques illustrant les diverses manifestations artistiques: architecture, peinture, sculpture, arts décoratifs, photographie
Niepce to Atget : the first century of photography. by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photography in Chicago collections : selected to illustrate the history of the art of photography and to inaugurate the new galleries and facilities of the Department of Photography by David Travis( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of adolescence : Joseph Sterling photographs, 1959-1964 by Joseph Sterling( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solitude of ravens : a photographic narrative by Masahisa Fukase( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Solitude of Ravens Masahisa Fukase's work can be deemd to have reached its supreme height; it can also be said to have fallen to its greatest depth...If we attempted to peek any further into the abyss of solitude revealed...we would probably end up being abstracted in to a side-sweeping storm or else into a flock of ravens covering the sky."--Akira Hasegawa
Bill Brandt : vintage photographs by Bill Brandt( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East coast-West coast by Alfred Seiland( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski by Michel Szulc Krzyzanowski( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men in America : photographs, 1973-1987 by Thomas Frederick Arndt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry E. McPherson : the Cows by Larry E McPherson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1970s, Larry McPherson made a series of photographs of cows grazing at a Midwestern farm, in the natural oak savannahs on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The images, some made in daytime and some at night, capture a range of bovine activities and moods, and a classic landscape. They became the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and traveled with several group shows. Thirty years later, this distinctive and insightful series is in book form for the first time
 
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At the edge of the light : thoughts on photography & photographers, talent & genius
Alternative Names
David Travis Amerikaans politicus

David Travis personnalité politique américaine

David Travis político estadounidense

David Travis politico statunitense

David Travis yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

دیوید تراویز سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

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Languages
English (126)

French (2)

Covers
Edward Weston, the last years in CarmelTaken by design : photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971Paris : photographs from a time that wasRiver of colour : the India of Raghubir SinghYousuf Karsh : regarding heroesThe age of adolescence : Joseph Sterling photographs, 1959-1964East coast-West coastLarry E. McPherson : the Cows