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Aperture, Inc

Works: 49 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 15,976 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Diaries  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biographies  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Records and correspondence  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: TR654, 779.0924
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Most widely held works about Inc Aperture
Most widely held works by Inc Aperture
Diane Arbus by Diane Arbus( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published just after her untimely death in 1971, this book--whether or not aided by the artist's notoriety--has achieved massive sales for a volume of such uncompromising photographs. Edited by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel, its titled implies a mere trawl through her best-known images. It is that, but it also a brilliant exposé of American life. ... While it is true that she often photographed those outside society's norms, a more pertinent observation is that if she made 'normals' look like 'freaks', she also made 'freaks' look like 'normals'. Furthermore, her exploration of normalcy was complicated by gender issues. In her aggressive, full frontal 'exploitation' of her subjects, Arbus appropriated an essentially male convention: that of staring. Indeed, it may well be her assumption of this prerogative of masculine domination that has attracted much of the negative comment, compounded by her undercutting of gender stereotypes. She was a great feminist photographer. Her women and girls are invariably strong--like the confident twins [on the cover of the book]--and her men are frequently damaged or uncomfortable in their surroundings."--The Photobook : A History Volume I / Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London : Phaidon, 2004
The North American Indians : a selection of photographs by Edward S. Curtis by Edward S Curtis( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Curtis' photographs taken during the thirty five years he spent documenting Native American life
W. Eugene Smith, His Photographs and Notes by W. Eugene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Museum of Modern Art edition
P.H. Emerson : the fight for photography as a fine art by Nancy Wynne Newhall( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera work : a critical anthology by Jonathan Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Included in this Anthology are beautifully reproduced photographs by Coburn, Demachy, Eugene, Frederick Evans, Kasebier, Seeley, Steichen, Stieglitz, Strand, and Clarence White; drawings by Matisse, Picasso, DeZayas, Rodin, and Walkowitz; a watercolor by Marin. The text contains essays on photography by Maeterlinck and George Bernard Shaw; articles by Djuna Barnes, De Casseres, Mabel Dodge, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Sadakichi Hartmann, Man Ray, Alfred Kreymborg and Picabia; Gertrude Stein's essay on Picasso and her Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia, H.G. Wells on Beauty, William Murrell Fisher on Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Coffin on Isadora Duncan; and poetry by Max Weber and Marsden Hartley"--Jacket
Edward Weston : fifty years : the definitive volume of his photographic work by Edward Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Margaret Cameron : her life and photographic work by Helmut Gernsheim( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frank by Robert Frank( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick H. Evans : photographer of the majesty, light, and space of the medieval cathedrals of England and France by Beaumont Newhall( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence John Laughlin : the personal eye by Clarence John Laughlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daybooks of Edward Weston by Edward Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was as though the things of everyday experience had been transformed . . . into organic sculptures, the forms of which were both the expression and the justification of the life within . . . He had freed his eyes of conventional expectation, and had taught them to see the statement of intent that resides in natural form." --John Szarkowski
Voyage of the eye by Brett Weston( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness and the light by Doris Ulmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Strand : a retrospective monograph by Paul Strand( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The snap-shot by Jonathan Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugène Atget by Eugène Atget( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Weston : the flame of recognition : his photographs accompanied by excerpts from the daybooks & letters by Edward Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years since Edward Weston passed away in Carmel, California, he remains in memory as a man of great spirit, integrity, and power. To me he was a profound artist and friend in the deepest sense of the word. Living, as I do now, within a mile of his last home, sensing the same scents of the sea and the pine forests, the grayness of the same fogs, the glory of the same triumphal storms, and the ageless presence of the Point Lobos stone, I find it very difficult to realize he is no longer with us in actuality. Edward understood thoughts and concepts which dwell on simple mystical levels. His work--direct and honest as it is--leaped from a deep intuition and belief in forces beyond the apparent and the factual. He accepted these forces as completely real and part of the total world of man and nature, only a small portion of which most of us experience directly. As with any great artist or imaginative scientist, the concept is immediate and clear, but the "working out" takes time, effort, and conscious evaluations. Edward Weston's work stood for him as a complete statement of the man and his art. He favored the grand sweep of creative projects. He was aware of the loneliness of the artist, especially the artist in photography, photography where out of the uncounted thousands of photographers only a handful of workers support the best photojournalism, illustration, documentation, and poetic expression. And it was Weston who accomplished more than anyone, with the possible exception of Alfred Stieglit, to elevate photography to the status of fine-art expression. His approach bypassed the vast currents of pictorial photography, photojournalism, scientific-technical photography, and what is generally lumped together as "professional photography" (portraits of the usual "studio" kind, illustrations, and advertising). Through his kind of photography he opened up wonderful world of seeing an doing. Many were the students and experts whose lives and concepts were profoundly modified by Edward's non-aggressive, non-preaching, but ever-comprehending approach. "Seeing" the Point Lobos Rocks was one thing, making wondrous pictures of them another thing, but encouraging another person to "see" something in his own way was the most important thing of all. Edward's works need no evaluation here. I would prefer to join Edward in avoiding verbal or written explanations and definitions of creative work. Who can talk or write about the Bach Partitas? You just play them or listen to them. They exist only in the world of music. Likewise, Edward's photographs exist only as original prints, or, as in this Aperture monograph, in superb reproductions. Look at his photographs, look at them carefully, then look at yourselves--not critically, or with self-deprecation, or any sense of inferiority. Read the material from his Daybook and letters so carefully compiled, edited, and associated with the photographs by Nancy Newhall. You might discover through Edward Weston's work how basically good you are, or might become. This is the way Edward would want it to be--Ansel Adams.--From jacket flap
Carrie Mae Weems : the Hampton Project by Vivian Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Hundred Years of Difference brings together photographs from Frances B. Johnston's stunning Hampton Album of 1900 with a related series of new images by renowned contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems. Johnston's portrayal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, founded in 1868 in Virginia for the education of "selected Negro youths" and displaced Native Americans, is a thought-provoking historical album. Weems, known for her savvy and ironic view of race struggle in America, illustrates the "one hundred years of difference" with a new series of photographic banners, shaped in direct response to Johnston's images and to life at Hampton University today. This remarkable book examines the work of two women, distanced by time and race yet joined by their shared interest in a unique educational experience. One Hundred Years of Difference includes an interview with Weems, as well as essays by Deborah Willis (curator for the Center for African-American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution) and Jeanne Zeidler (director of the Museum of Art at Hampton University), among others. An accompanying exhibition opened at the Williams College Museum of Art in March 2000 and will travel to venues throughout the United States
America & Alfred Stieglitz : a collective portrait( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Diane Arbus
The North American Indians : a selection of photographs by Edward S. CurtisW. Eugene Smith, His Photographs and NotesThe Golden age of British photography, 1839-1900 : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, the Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Science Museum, London, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, EdinburghCarrie Mae Weems : the Hampton Project
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