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Wood, John 1947 January 2-

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The gates of the elect kingdom : poems by John Wood( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The four parts of this highly accomplished collection showcase the different facets and wide breadth of John Wood's poetic talent. Displayed here are his ability to sustain a sequence, his adeptness with lyricism and the short form, and his sensuous feeling for this life and the life of the past." "In regard to the latter, Wood begins the book with his poetic account of the amazing life and adventures of the vigorous American utopianist Wilhelm Johannes Hoade. Wood's account reads like a novel as he weaves a fictional narrative out of lyric poetry, a narrative that is finally convincing and true in spite of its obvious impossibility." "The second section, "Homage to Dafydd ap Gwilym," is a free but artistically faithful translation after some of the medieval Welsh poet's major poems, arranged in a way to suggest in a natural/supernatural mode his remarkable character and biography. The third part is a group of finely tuned, mostly lyric poems dealing with family, friends, and intellectual concerns; the fourth is a group of contemporary and historical "revelations," quite striking in scope and variety. All combine to form a dazzling whole."--BOOK JACKET
In primary light : poems by John Wood( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wood is well known for his brilliant writing on the history of photography, but for many years he has also centered on his work as a poet, publishing in some of the very best magazines and gaining the deep admiration of many writers and poets. This book is testimony of his devotion to his craft - a fully realized, mature, and carefully constructed collection
America and the daguerreotype( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available in paperback, America and the Daguerreo-type brings together 200 previously unpublished images (28 in full color) as it examines the earliest photographic process and its effect on the way we view ourselves. For this collection, John Wood selected active images of ordinary Americans living and working: at weddings, river baptisms, band concerts, and political meetings, on farms and in factories
The art of the autochrome : the birth of color photography by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photo-historian John Wood (The Daguerreotype) here resonantly portrays a "more gracious naive" era in the art and craft of photography by focusing on turn-of-the-century photographers like Stieglitz, Steichen, Clarence White and Heinrich Kuhn, who employed autochrome, a particularly luminous starch-dye and glass-plate photographic color process. First presented in Paris in 1904 by the Lumiere brothers, autochrome has a nuance and fragility that seems to impose its own aesthetic on practitioners. In one example of the 75 included, Karl Struss's 1910 work, Boardwalk, L.I., has a charm that eludes today's more glaring standards, in part, perhaps, because the muted softness inherent in the process mitigates the bright sunlight indicated by the numerous raised parasols. Wood's smart text also explains how the Photo-Secessionists, in their artistic and literary ferment, later rejected autochrome. Factual and evocative "Notes on the Plates" (far removed from their subjects by the antic tyranny of picture book design) would have benefited from same-page placement, thus enlightening--without distracting--the fortunate viewer
The scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photography by John Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too often, photographic historians have given credit to the calotype for establishing our sense and standard of the photographic, when in reality it was the daguerreotype that first taught us how to see photographically, taking us beyond portraiture to a standard for scenic images that is still with us today. Here is the first study of scenic daguerreotypes from around the world and the largest assemblage of them ever to be presented in book form. Contending that L.J.M. Daguerre was at the forefront of the romantic revolution, Wood discusses Daguerre's work in the context of John Constable, J.M.W. Turner, and Caspar David Friedrich. He also draws parallels between early landscape photography, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and William Gilpin's notions of the picturesque, which influenced both travel and the way nineteenth-century men and women began to view the landscape around them. Wood's selection of more than a hundred images presents the best surviving examples of the scenic daguerreotype. They include views of the Acropolis, Egypt, and China, of mountains and Alpine scenery, of Pompeii, Venice, and the temples of Rome, of the California Gold Rush and other American scenes, plus daguerreotypes from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Martinique, and Brazil
The Daguerreotype : a sesquicentennial celebration by John Wood( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the dark chamber : the art of the American daguerreotype by Merry A Foresta( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographic arts by John Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood's fresh use of the diaries and journals of gold field miners and his penetrating vision of the near extermination of indigenous peoples - "the American holocaust"--Enable him to contrast between the reality and the mythology manifested in the faces of the photographed participants
Poems of sorrow by Luis González Palma( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemalan artist Luis Gonzalez Palma has gained widespread recognition over the past decade for his photo-based portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism, and humanity. The figures that inhabit Gonzalez Palma's mythic world-angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters-transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. He has said, 'I live in a country where there is mysticism and violence at the same time- where you are enjoying nature and the helicopters are flying overhead to bomb some region; where you know that as you are working, someone is being killed or someone is being baptized.' Yet Palma's landscape is not that of Guatemalan politics, but that of the soul, portrayed in both its beauty and its sorrow. --Publisher's Description
Holding Venus by Keith Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most recent series, Holding Venus, Keith Carter continues to explore what he has referred to as the poetry of the ordinary, that moment of transcendence when the commonplace becomes the extraordinary. Myth and metaphor form the foundation of Carters imagery, which transforms the literal into the symbolic. In this sense, the notion of holding Venus remarks upon the connection between the earthly and the celestial at the same time that it attests to the fundamental human aspiration to realize that which is seemingly unattainable. While his early work concentrated on evoking a sense of place and spirit in his native East Texas, Carter has more recently turned his distinct perspective outward, photographing in Italy, France, England, and elsewhere. Yet, he approaches his subject matter with humor and celebration and with a probing eye for the human spirit, regardless of time and place. Often, his subjects are merely apparitions, whose forms are slightly obscured by optical distortions. The imagery of Carter's enigmatic world explores the mythological, the surreal, and the intangible that infuse everyday rituals and moments
Animalerie by Jayne Hinds Bidaut( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Animalerie" is French for "animal shop." For three years between 1991-94, American photographer Jayne Hinds Bidaut sought out pet shops in Europe and North America, quietly witnessing and photographing what she saw."
Selected poems, 1968-1998 by John Wood( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected Poems, 1968-1998, represents thirty years of John Wood's work, offering his readers a most comprehensive view of an unusual mind and spirit that is at once eloquent and humorous. In poems that range from narratives, lyrics, and elegies, to odes, satires, and even a mini-epic, his work whips language into intense emotion." "The prospering genius of these poems is that they seek not so much to redeem or reclaim what is lost, but to redirect perspectives with a generous sweep of possibilities."--BOOK JACKET
Cowboy code by Wouter Deruytter( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing : the new collectible art photography by Eyemazing Susan( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyemazing magazine' has been at the vanguard of art photography journals for the past decade. Under the singular vision of its founder, Susan Zadeh, the award-winning magazine has championed the most collectible and daringly original art photography today. This book brings together work by 130 photographers that has appeared in 'Eyemazing' over the last ten years, including images by Michael Ackerman, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann, and Roger Ballen, and by emerging talents whose first international exposure has been in the magazine
Reflections : 25 years of photography by Connie Imboden( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections examines 25 years of work from one of the world's most preeminent surrealist and figurative photographers. Known for her experiments with light and underwater photography, Imbodens images observe the human body in otherwordly instances: distortions caught between the reflected light on the glassy surface of water, submerged and weightless forms emerging from dark depths, or wrapped bodies repelled outward freeing themselves from static surroundings. Imbodens strange and beautiful images are amazing works of skill, craftsmanship, and vision. Using only real settings and darkroom development, her work seems impossible without the augmentative measures of digital post-production, but as Imboden put it, her 'intention has always been to explore the body, not alter it.' Avoiding a didactic approach, Imboden leaves interpretation of her images to the individual. Imbodens most pivotal and defining photographs have been selected by the artist herself from an immense canon of work for Reflections
The Clandestine mind : photographs by John Dugdale by John Dugdale( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of innocence and experience by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gardens of DeCosse by Cy DeCosse( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of contemporary photography by John Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st : the journal of contemporary photography( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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America and the daguerreotype
In primary light : poemsAmerica and the daguerreotypeThe art of the autochrome : the birth of color photographyThe scenic daguerreotype : Romanticism and early photographyThe photographic artsPoems of sorrowHolding VenusAnimalerie
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Wood, John 1947 Jan. 2-

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