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Ewing, William A.

Works: 241 works in 841 publications in 4 languages and 14,555 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Photobooks  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Other, Curator, win, Scribe, Director, Publishing director, Artist, wpr, wst, Interviewer
Classifications: TR817.5, 779.2
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Most widely held works about William A Ewing
Most widely held works by William A Ewing
Flora photographica : masterpieces of flower photography, 1835 to the present by William A Ewing( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of flower photography from Talbot to Mapplethorpe, showing a wide range of techniques and aesthetic choices
Face : the new photographic portrait by William A Ewing( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This groundbreaking publication announces the death of the conventional portrait. In an age when we are bombarded with flawless images of youthful beauty, when rejuvenation is available through a jar of cream or a scalpel, artists and photographers seek to portray the face in new ways. Through a variety of techniques, including computer manipulation, photomontage, and retouching, the artists present their new portraits. They replace clarity with blur, the split-second with the elastic moment, questioning the notion of a fixed identity, of universality of expression, of what constitutes beauty. Whether Cindy Sherman's disquieting disguises, Gillian Wearing's masked self-portrait, LawickMuller's composite portraits of couples, or Orlan's disturbing experiments with cosmetic surgery, these faces demand attention. 260 illustrations, 165 in color
Breaking bounds : the dance photography of Lois Greenfield by William A Ewing( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982 an event took place in the career of the New York photographer Lois Greenfield which was to lead to some of the most inventive representations of dance in the history of photography. Early that year, Greenfield met and decided to photograph two young dancers, David Parsons and Daniel Ezralow. She used for the initial session - and for the first time - a borrowed Hasselblad camera. Her excitement at the result was immediate. "I looked at the print," she says, "and knew I was on to something." What in fact this chance convergence of elements gave rise to was the archetypal Greenfield image: dynamic, witty, original and full of an energy so forceful that it seems contained only by the black lines of the camera frame. Breaking Bounds is a collection of 87 of these extraordinary images, taken between 1982 and 1991 and representing the best of Greenfield's mature personal work. That period saw her achieve her aim: to liberate the dancer from the dance
Edward Steichen : lives in photography by Todd Brandow( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, published to accompany the first posthumous European retrospective of Edward Steichen's work, traces Steichen's career trajectory from his early Pictorialist beginnings to his time working with Conde Nast and his directorship of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Hundreds of vintage photographs are accompanied by essays from a range of scholars who explore Steichen's most important subjects and weigh his legacy. With full bibliography and a chronology of his life and career, this is the most complete and wide-ranging volume on Edward Steichen ever published."--Jacket
The photographic art of Hoyningen-Huene by William A Ewing( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Franse fotograaf van Russische origine
Edward Steichen : in high fashion, the Condé Nast years, 1923-1937 by William A Ewing( Book )

21 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early 1923, Edward Steichen was offered the prestigious position of chief photographer for "Vogue" and "Vanity Fair." This work features iconic images--including Gary Cooper, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplin--that represent the high point in Steichen's career
The century of the body : 100 photoworks, 1900-2000 by William A Ewing( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Century of the Body presents chronologically one hundred works that illustrate all the significant genres of body-centred photography, in both art and science. Dance, sport, fashion, glamour, anatomy, medicine, criminology, political propaganda, erotic imagery, Body Art, and all the varied currents of what is called 'art photography' are featured, each represented by the most innovative photographers of their day. The greats of scientific and technological imagemaking, notably Lennart Nilsson and Ralph T. Hutchings, are included. So, too, are the leading art photographers of the century, among them Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, Brassai, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Bill Brandt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon and Joel-Peter Witkin. Well known Body Artists, such as Claude Cahun, Carolee Schneemann and Chris Burden, who used the camera to record the performances, are also acknowledged." "The Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, one of the world's foremost photography museums, has selected these landmark images to celebrate some of modern photography's finest achievements. An introduction by William A. Ewing, and full commentaries on every photograph, survey the entire range of twentieth-century imagery, focusing on the radical shifts in attitudes to the body that have taken place since 1900. The images, magnificently reproduced in duotone and colour, stand as a lasting memorial to the finest photographic artists and scientists of the past one hundred years."--Jacket
The body : photographs of the human form by William A Ewing( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through thoughtful essays, Ewing transforms a fantastic collection of photographs into a history of photography itself. With careful arrangement and stylish writing free of art-critic blather, Ewing has rendered accessible an almost intimidatingly wide range of works. The introduction covers attitudes toward photographed nudity (and therefore toward sexuality), beginning with a photograph of two topless Zulu women published in a British magazine circa 1879. Setting a pattern for the remainder of the book, Ewing discusses how these photographs reproduced their subjects and simultaneously served as a mirror for contemporary British culture. Chapters carry vague titles like 'Probes' and 'Metamorphosis,'' which are pithily defined (in these cases as 'the realm of scientific exploration'' and 'the body transformed,'' respectively). Each section starts with a mini-essay expounding a basic principle and tying together the photos. For example, 'Flesh' links Regina DeLuise's nude woman gripping the heavy, knotted rope of a tire swing and Robert Davies's close- up of a navel. 'Eros' ponders the personal nature of sexuality, and an 1865 photograph of one woman inserting an umbrella in a second, tuba-playing model's behind is grouped with some squeaky clean, pin-up-style shots from the 1950s. The shocking chapter entitled 'Estrangement' contains a range of striking, often disturbing images, including a servant crucified for killing his boss's son and a grotesquely obese sideshow man with a relatively tiny towel placed over his behind, as well as a series showing 'the Hilton Siamese Twins of Texas' cheerfully swimming, playing tennis, dancing, and flirting in tandem. Some ground is covered twice, and there is an occasional oversight (the essay on 'Estrangement' brings up the 19th-century popularity of photographs of corpses of loved ones, but no examples are offered)."--Kirkus Reviews
ReGeneration : 50 photographers of tomorrow, 2005-2025 by William A Ewing( Book )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... book ... showcases the creativity, ingenuity, and inspiration of ... up-and-coming photographic artists ... Curators at the world-renowned Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne selected the photographers from hundreds of candidates submitted by more than sixty of the world's top photography schools. The panel's choice was made with one key quesiton in mind: are these images likely to be known in twenty years' time?"--Cover
Landmark : the fields of landscape photography by William A Ewing( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape photography has traveled far from its origins in the picturesque or pastoral. It is at the cutting edge of contemporary image-making with leading photographers creating work that transcends definitions of art or documentary. This is the first truly international survey of a vibrant, burgeoning field of photography, its masterful image-makers, and their work. William A. Ewing has selected more than 230 photographs by over 100 photographers, ranging from renowned figures such as Susan Derges, Edward Burtynsky, and Simon Norfolk, to younger rising stars including Pieter Hugo, Olaf Otto Becker, and Penelope Umbrico. Each of them represents an individual viewpoint of a shared concern for our changing landscape and environment. Organized into ten themes, Landmark is an intelligent and poetic survey which captures a genre of photography to perfection
Italian modern, a design heritage by Giovanni Albera( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airborne : the new dance photography of Lois Greenfield by Lois Greenfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fugitive gesture : masterpieces of dance photography by William A Ewing( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and French and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's van o.a.: George Platt Lynes, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Lois Greenfield, Edward Steichen, Barbara Morgan, Charlotte Rudolph, Arnold Genthe en Adolf de Meyer. Foto's over o.a.: Matha Graham,Mary Wigman, Bolshoi Ballet School, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan enTed Shawn. - Boek n.a.v. tentoonstelling New York, Center of Photography, 1978
America worked : the 1950s photographs of Dan Weiner by William A Ewing( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupied territory by Lynne Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the?70s and?80s, Cohen turned her view-camera toward classrooms, science laboratories, testing facilities, waiting rooms, and other interior spaces where function triumphs over aesthetics. In cool, functional offices, futuristic reception areas, lifeless party rooms, and escapist motel rooms, Cohen surveys a society of surface, contradiction, and social engineering. The occasional decoration added in attempts at individualism only serve to amplify their uniformity. In her hands, clouds peel off walls and forest glades invade indoor tennis courts. Cohen records the world?s ready-made sculptures, waiting to be framed by the photograph"--Publisher's website
William Wegman : being human by William Wegman( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive, unearthing previously unseen gems alongside the iconic images that have made Wegman--along with dressed-up dogs Man Ray, Fay Ray, and others--beloved worldwide. Presented in sixteen thematic chapters, William Wegman: Being Human foregrounds the photographer's penchant for play and his evergreen ability to create images that are at once funny, striking, and surreal. Audiences of all ages will fall in love--for the first time, or all over again--with Wegman and his friends"--
Blumenfeld photographs : a passion for beauty by William A Ewing( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a career that took him from pre-1914 Berlin to Amsterdam, Paris, and New York, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) was one of the outstanding figures in the history of twentieth-century photography. From the late 1930s to the 1960s, at such influential magazines as Harpers' Bazaar and Vogue, he transformed fashion into high art, and his pictures were in such demand that by the mid-1950s he had become the most highly paid fashion photographer in the world. He photographed
Dance and photography by William A Ewing( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body : photoworks of the human form by William A Ewing( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 19th-century erotica to the sexual politics of the 1990s, this collection of hundreds of images provides a rich archive of bodily forms, both male and female, featuring the work of some of the world's most outstanding photographers
ReGeneration² : tomorrow's photographers today by William A Ewing( Book )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcasing the creativity, ingenuity and inspiration of 50 up-and-coming photographic artists, this book presents the winning entries of a competition organised by the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne. The book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in photography, art or contemporary culture
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Face : the new photographic portrait
Face : the new photographic portraitBreaking bounds : the dance photography of Lois GreenfieldEdward Steichen : lives in photographyThe photographic art of Hoyningen-HueneEdward Steichen : in high fashion, the Condé Nast years, 1923-1937The century of the body : 100 photoworks, 1900-2000The body : photographs of the human formReGeneration : 50 photographers of tomorrow, 2005-2025
Alternative Names
Ewing, Bill

Ewing, Bill 1944-

Ewing, W. A.

Ewing, W. A.‏ 1944-

Ewing William 1944-....

Ewing, William A.

Ewing William E. 1944-....

Ewing, William (William A.), 1944-

William A. Ewing Art historian, curator

William A. Ewing kunsthistoricus

William A. Ewing Kunsthistoriker, Kurator

어윙, 월리엄 A. 1944-

유잉, 윌리엄 1944-

アーウィング, ウィリアム・A

アーウィング, ウィリアム・A‏. 1944-

ユーイング, ウィリアム・A