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Siskind, Aaron

Overview
Works: 243 works in 430 publications in 3 languages and 6,621 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits  History  Biography  Photographs  Illustrated works  Poetry  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Recipient, Editor
Classifications: TR140.S54, 779.997471
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Harlem photographs, 1932-1940 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind, photographer by Aaron Siskind( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind : photographs by Aaron Siskind( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind : pleasures and terrors by Carl Chiarenza( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucks County : photographs of early architecture by Aaron Siskind( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem document : photographs 1932-1940 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete architecture of Adler & Sullivan by Adler and Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) was a giant of architecture, the father of architectural modernism, and one of the earliest builders of the skyscraper. Along with Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) he designed many of the buildings that defined nineteenth-century architecture not only in Chicago but in cities across America - and continue to be admired today. Among their iconic designs are the former Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago's Auditorium Building and Carson Pirie Scott flagship store, the Wain-wright Building in St. Louis, and the Guaranty Building in Buffalo. This first-of-its-kind catalogue raisonne of the work of Adler and Sullivan - both as a team and individual architects - is a lavish celebration of the designs of these two seminal architects who paved the way for the modern skylines that continue to inspire city dwellers today. The quest to pull together a complete catalogue was first undertaken in 1952 by photographers Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel, and this intense, decades-long labor of love has resulted in an extensive and unique resource that includes a complete listing of all of the buildings and projects undertaken by Adler and Sullivan. Each listing contains historic photographs, architectural plans (when available), and a description of each project. Alongside over 250 essays are eight hundred photographs of their buildings - many of which have since been demolished - including images by Nickel, Siskind, and other noted photographers. This rich, incomparable reference will be treasured by readers interested in architecture, photography, and Chicago's rich history as an architectural mecca
That was then by Isabella Gardner( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Crossroads of American Photography examines the aesthetic and personal interrelationships of three photographers who helped define the course of American photography after Steiglitz: Frederick Sommer (1905-1999), Harry Callahan (1912-1999) and Aaron Siskind (1903-1991). Although each member of this "holy trinity" (as they were dubbed by photographer and publisher Jonathan Williams) has been honored with individual museum retrospectives, this is the first full comparison of their work, as well as an exploration of their robust, prescient exchange of ideas about photography, abstraction and metaphor over the course of their 25 years as colleagues and friends. Self-taught as photographers, this trio helped shape a national community of peers and the evolution of photography as an art form, creating a bridge between the purity of Group f/64-era photography at midcentury and the hybrid approaches to the medium seen today." "This exquisitely produced exhibition catalogue highlights the powerful role of such camaraderie in shaping photography at this seminal time, before the emergence of a market for photography and before widespread artistic acceptance of the medium. It brings to light contrasting philosophies of the artist/photographer's role (influenced by Existentialism for Siskind and by the writings of Spinoza for Sommer), the interest in chance as an artistic process, the expressive potential of photographic found objects and collage, experimental abstraction, close affiliations with fine art movements (New Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism), and changing attitudes toward the fine-print tradition."--Jacket
Road trip : photographs, 1980-1988 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind by James Louis Rhem( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind by Ted Haimes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Aaron Siskind sought to demonstrate the expressive potential of a medium often thought to be limited to mere description, although he began his career as a documentarian. His mature work, consisting of close-up details of both natural and cultural artifacts firmly negate the camera's customary perspectival depth. In Mexico and South America in the 1970's and 80's, he focused on remnants of scrawled political slogans that had been repainted to obliterate their original messages
Spaces by Diana L Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers works by Michael Bishop, Barbara Blondeau, Joseph D. Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, William G. Larson, Ray K. Metzker, and John Wood
Aaron Siskind and his critics, 1946-1966 by Carl Chiarenza( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 black and white images by reknowed American photographer Aaron Siskind with commentary by Professor Carl Chiarenza
Photographs by Aaron Siskind in homage to Franz Kline : October 9-November 23, 1975, the David and Alfred Smart Gallery, the University of Chicago by Aaron Siskind( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern artists in America by Robert Motherwell( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of the open road by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places : Aaron Siskind photographs by Aaron Siskind( Book )

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

Harlem : the 30s by Aaron Siskind( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind 100 by Aaron Siskind( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important and influential artists working with photography during the twentieth century, Aaron Siskind is being celebrated on the occasion of his 100th birthday with publication of this comprehensive monograph, bringing together both well-known and never-before-published images. Siskind's prolific career spanned six decades and left its mark on both photography and painting." "In 1932, at age twenty-nine, Siskind began his career as a photographer and spent the next nine years under the auspices of the New York Photo League, working on social documentary photography. Around 1940, Siskind made a shift toward abstraction and entered an art world populated by painters and sculptors. During the course of the decade, Siskind began to explore a vision that depended on the shallow plane, and utilized delicate, minimal designs. "For the first time in my life subject matter, as such, had ceased to be of primary importance," Siskind explained. "Instead I found myself involved in the relationships of these objects, so much so that the pictures turned out to be deeply moving and personal experiences." The photograph had become the object." "Siskind's style of gesture and nuance, a new form of visual calligraphy, dominated his work for the next forty years, and ran parallel to the developments of his colleagues, the abstract expressionists. Siskind was not only a critical figure in modern photography, but also influenced the work of painters of that period, including Willem De Kooning, Franz Kline, and Robert Rauschenberg. Aaron Siskind 100, book and exhibition, honors the legacy of this legendary artist through six decades of an incredible photographic journey."--Jacket
 
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The complete architecture of Adler & Sullivan
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Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photographyAaron SiskindAaron Siskind 100The last photographic heroes : American photographers of the sixties and seventies
Alternative Names
Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind Amerikaans fotograaf (1903-1991)

Aaron Siskind fotógrafo estadounidense

Aaron Siskind photographe américain

Aaron Siskind US-amerikanischer Fotograf

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Languages
English (182)

French (4)

German (1)