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Galassi, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Galassi
Before photography : painting and the invention of photography by Peter Galassi( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 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 )

34 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Walker Evans & company by Peter Galassi( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 831 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 )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Gursky by Peter Galassi( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andreas Gursky' s large color photographs vividly encapsulate our world of high-tech industry, global markets, easy travel, and slick commerce. Gursky has tracked the contemporary zeitgeist from his native Germany to such far-flung places as Hong Kong, Brasilia, Cairo, New York, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, and Los Angeles. His subjects include international stock exchanges, vast hotels and apartment buildings, sporting championships and parliaments, and midnight raves attended by casts of thousands." "This large-format book is published to accompany the first American retrospective of Gursky's work, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the spring of 2001. Its full-page plates and generous details survey the artist's career from 1984 to the present. Peter Galassi's richly illustrated essay provides the first in-depth study of the artistic contexts, working methods, and evolution of Gursky's photography. The book concludes with a detailed Exhibition Chronology and Bibliography."--Jacket
Roy DeCarava, a retrospective by Roy DeCarava( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DeCarava is famous for his black and white photographs of jazz musicians and everyday people in New York City
Aleksandr Rodchenko by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is published to accompany the first major American retrospective of Rodchenko's work, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the summer of 1998. The essays in Aleksandr Rodchenko explore both phases of his career, drawing out the formal ideas that he developed as well as the social and artistic context in which he moved. The book's plate section, reproducing over 300 works carefully selected from collections in Russia and throughout the West, for the first time presents a full and coherent overview of his diverse achievement. An illustrated chronology outlines the story of the artist's life."--Jacket
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the modern century by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

25 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 733 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 )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 667 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
Friedlander by Lee Friedlander( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hipster wit and graphic verve of Lee Friedlander's irreverent glimpses of the city street and tongue-in-cheek self-portraits of the 1960s delivered a bracing jolt to American photography. Since the early 1970s his mastery of craft, playful affection for tradition, and voracious curiosity have transformed that early style into a fluid stream of observation, ever more capacious, nimble, and sensuous. Working in extended series that he often makes into books - some two dozen so far - Friedlander has become one of the most prolific artists in photography's history. The considerable range of his work over the past five decades - including portraits, nudes, still lifes, and studies of people at work - is anchored in a uniquely vivid and far-reaching vision of the American scene." "Friedlander, published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, generously surveys the entire range of the photographer's work to date in 764 plates presented as a unfolding series of family groups. Some groups are devoted to major projects - including Self Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Portraits (1985), Nudes (1991), and Sticks & Stones: Architectural America (2004) - while others, rigorously organized by date, theme, and style, further enable readers to chart the evolution of an extraordinary rich career. The book's large pages accommodate telling juxtapositions as well as ample reproductions of Friedlander's square-format photographs of the past decade, when a change of cameras made all of his old problems new again and opened fresh paths of discovery. The plates conclude with a suite of landscapes made in the American West, published for the first time. At once magisterial and bizarre, these pictures attest to the undiminished vitality of Friedlander's eye." "In the book's main essay, Peter Galassi, the Museum's Chief Curator of Photography, offers the first in-depth account of Friedlander's career. Richard Benson, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, contributes a second essay telling the story of his own role in making Friedlander's books. The first detailed catalogue of Friedlander's books, special editions, and portfolios, along with a chronology and bibliography, conclude the volume."--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 )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 491 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 )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nixon : pictures of people by Nicholas Nixon( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 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 : thirty-three years by Nicholas Nixon( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August of 1974, the photographer Nicholas Nixon made a group portrait of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters, Heather, Mimi and Laurie; the Brown sisters. In 1999, when the resulting series of photographs reached its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Museum of Modern Art published The Brown Sisters, presenting all of the portraits in sequence. That edition is out of print. Now, as the family's 'annual rite of passage,' as Nixon has called it, hits year 33-a third of a century,the Museum is publishing a second edition, including eight new photographs that bring the series up to date
North south east west by Richard Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 154 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 143 WorldCat member libraries 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 (279)

German (29)

French (10)

Italian (6)

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Walker Evans & companyAndreas GurskyRoy DeCarava, a retrospectiveAleksandr RodchenkoHenri Cartier-Bresson : the modern centuryMaking choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955FriedlanderPictures of the Times : a century of photography from the New York times