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Galassi, Peter

Works: 108 works in 447 publications in 5 languages and 12,786 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works  Portraits  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Adapter, Other, Curator, Interviewee, Director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Secretary
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
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Most widely held works about Peter Galassi
Most widely held works by Peter Galassi
Before photography : painting and the invention of photography by Peter Galassi( Book )

22 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Cartier-Bresson : the early work by Peter Galassi( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans & company by Peter Galassi( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of this book lies the work of the great American photographer Walker Evans, who radically expanded the possibilities of photography as an art. Photographers before Evans had certainly conceived of their pictures as art, but in order to make that claim they had most often aimed at a cultivated visual style that would advertise its differences from the vast mass of reportorial and vernacular photography. Evan's work of the late 1920s and 1930s, however, was direct and plainspoken, conclusively demonstrating how richly articulate and challenging a photograph could become by affecting no more than a hard, clear, observant gaze at the world beyond the lens." "Evans is the moving force of Walker Evans & Company, but the book, which presents over 300 works, in photography and other mediums, by over 100 artists, has a larger subject: it is a generously expansive study of a diverse, long-lived visual tradition. Beginning with the great influences on Evans - American vernacular photography, and the work of the Europeans Eugene Atget and August Sander - Peter Galassi goes on to chart Evan's own influence on later generations of artists. That influence may be direct, or roundabout; it may also be a question less of a definite lineage than of a general inheritance, a shared focus of interest or mode of approach."--Jacket
Corot in Italy : open-air painting and the classical-landscape tradition by Peter Galassi( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy DeCarava, a retrospective by Roy DeCarava( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DeCarava is famous for his black and white photographs of jazz musicians and everyday people in New York City
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the modern century by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

26 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson--including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 chapters. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art
Making choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955 by Peter Galassi( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is published to accompany the second of three cycles of exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art. The first cycle, ModernStarts, explored the period from 1880 to 1920; Making Choices considers the years between 1920 and 1960; the third cycle, Open Ends, will concentrate on art since 1960." "More than 300 works are reproduced in Making Choices, representing all of the Museum's curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculpture, photography, and prints and illustrated books. By selecting four years from a span of four decades, the authors were able for each year to delve deeply into the Museum's rich collection, assembling many fascinating but unfamiliar works along with justly famous masterpieces. The resulting groupings and juxtapositions reflect the simultaneous convergence and divergence of a wide range of creative endeavors at any one moment. For example: Christina's World, an outstanding example of Andrew Wyeth's realist dissent from modernist innovation, and Number 1, 1948, Jackson Pollock's landmark experiment in abstraction, were both painted in 1948. In this lively book, they face each other on opposite pages, challenging the reader to grapple with the vital multiplicity of modern art."--Jacket
Pictures of the Times : a century of photography from the New York times( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underlying them all is the gripping immediacy that makes news photography not only an indispensable presence in the daily paper but a vital part of history
Jeff Wall by Jeff Wall( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeff Wall's large color transparencies set forth an imposing and seductive pictorial world. Ranging from the gritty realism of the city street to bizarre flights of fantasy, his photographs have won him wide recognition as one of the most adventurous and accomplished artists of the past three decades. This book accompanies a major retrospective jointly organized in 2007 by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Neal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Between showings in New York and San Francisco, the show visits The Art Institute of Chicago." "Born in 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he lives and works, Jeff Wall has charted an ambitious and unique path through the maze of contemporary art, drawing upon such diverse resources as Conceptual art, Neorealist cinema, philosophy, literature, critical theory, modernist photography, and the venerable tradition of European painting. The exhibition includes all of his major works to date, which are reproduced here along with several very recent pictures and a generous selection of artistic sources, cousins, and echoes. The latter are illustrations to Galassi's essay, which sketches the breadth and originality of Wall's artistic and intellectual universe and challenges conventional interpretations of his development and achievement. The book also includes an interview with the artist by James Rondeau, Frances & Thomas Dittmer Chairman, Department of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago."--Jacket
Philip-Lorca diCorcia by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in 1953 and lives in New York. His inventively staged and exquisitely crafted color photographs occupy a special place in contemporary art. Operating in the gap between postmodern fiction and documentary fact, between slick convention and fresh perception, they deliver a powerful emotional charge
Pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort by Peter Galassi( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces of Eden : travels in the desert Southwest by Mark Klett( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brown sisters by Nicholas Nixon( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North south east west by Richard Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Benson, former dean of the Yale School of Art and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, has been a photographer for more than four decades. This volume presents 100 photographs by Benson, highlighting the unique properties of his prints and exemplifying his fresh techniques for reproducing them for publication
Robert Frank in America by Peter Galassi( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry Frydlender : place and time by Barry Frydlender( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Tel Aviv in 1954, Barry Frydlender has been exploring the potential of digital technology for more than a decade. Each of his large photographs is assembled from dozens, sometimes hundreds, of shots that may have taken minutes or months to accumulate. Filled with detail and subtle clues to their own process of making, these works reward slow, patient looking. This publication, which accompanies a spring 2007 one-person exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on pictures that deal with life in contemporary Israel. Their subjects include young people strolling on a street in Tel Aviv; a group of men playing cards in a cafe in East Jerusalem; a gathering of devout Orthodox Jews on a pilgrimage; the interior of a convenience store bursting with products as diverse as the Israeli population; and a confrontation between Israeli police and Israeli settlers during the forced evacuation of the Gaza Strip. Dense with fact and symbol, the photographs register echoes of both Exodus and the evening news
Galassi, Peter: Art World Personality Files by Peter Galassi( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Alternative Names
Galassi, Peter J. 1951-

Johnston-Galassi, Peter 1951-

English (204)

German (21)

French (10)

Italian (6)

Spanish (5)

Walker Evans & companyRoy DeCarava, a retrospectiveHenri Cartier-Bresson : the modern centuryMaking choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955Pictures of the Times : a century of photography from the New York timesJeff WallPhilip-Lorca diCorciaThe Brown sisters