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Szarkowski, John

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Most widely held works by John Szarkowski
The portfolios of Ansel Adams by Ansel Adams( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ninety photographs by Ansel Adams that were originally presented in seven limited edition portfolios produced between 1948 and 1976
Looking at photographs : 100 pictures from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

29 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of The Museum of Modern Art's Photography Collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social, and historical issues of one hundred photographs selected from 'the Modern's' collections
Mirrors and windows : American photography since 1960 by John Szarkowski( Book )

25 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and twenty-seven photographs from an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, organized to illustrate the development of the art since 1960
Ansel Adams : classic images by James Alinder( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces seventy-five black-and-white photographs selected by Ansel Adams during the last years of his life as the finest examples of his work, and includes a biographical essay
Photography until now by John Szarkowski( Book )

20 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Photography Until Now John Szarkowski, former Director of the Department of Photography of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, examines the interaction between photographic technology and aesthetic philosophy, presenting photography as the logical continuation of four centuries of visual experimentation. Szarkowski views the still photograph in relation to the technologies of today--such as television, video, and film. The photographs, made by both famous and anonymous photographers, provide a fascinating accompaniment to Szarkowski's surprising and provocative text
Walker Evans by Walker Evans( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A representative collection of Evans' photographs in which he records, in startling simplicity, the plight of the urban and rural poor over forty years." -- viewed August 17, 2020
The photographer's eye by John Szarkowski( Book )

23 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansel Adams at 100 by John Szarkowski( Book )

36 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorates the art of the late landscape photographer and accompanies an international exhibit by showcasing 114 photographic images complemented by a critical essay on Adams' contributions to modern art
Winogrand : figments from the real world by John Szarkowski( Book )

26 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a retrospective of work by twentieth-century American photographer Garry Winogrand, arranged thematically in nine categories, and includes an essay on the life and career of the artist, as well as a chronology
The work of Atget by John Szarkowski( Book )

in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Work of Atget: The Art of Old Paris will be published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title, on view in the West Wing Galleries of The Museum of Modern Art from October 14, 1982 through January 4, 1983. The book is the second of four exploring the art of the French photographer Eugene Atget. Support for The Work of Atget volumes has been generously provided by Springs Industries, Inc. During his lifetime, Atget was best known as a photographer of Old Paris, the subject of this volume. To create his portrait of Paris as it had appeared prior to the French Revolution, he photographed not only the famous sites and monuments--Notre Dame, the Pantheon, and the Luxembourg Palace--but also the little-noticed corners and artifacts that had escaped the urban renewal projects of the 19th century--the quiet courtyards, private town houses, and unexpected passageways. Perhaps no more intimate portrait of Old Paris exists than the one Atget painstakingly fashioned." "A biography of Atget by Mrs. Hambourg forms the text of the 192-page The Art of Old Paris. Drawing on new research, Mrs. Hambourg reveals more fully the life of this hitherto elusive and shadowy artist and offers new insights into his intellectual pursuits and his political and artistic associations. The 117 photographs in the exhibition are reproduced as full-page plates, printed in three color offset to insure the utmost fidelity to the original prints. The plates are fully annotated and accompanied by 95 reference illustrations."--Excerpt from the MoMA press release No. 31 (see link to PDF)
The idea of Louis Sullivan by John Szarkowski( Book )

44 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of photographs showing examples of the surviving work of the great American architect, Louis Sullivan
New Japanese photography by John Szarkowski( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys the major innovative figures in recent Japanese photography and reports on the most significant work being done by younger photographers in Japan today. Within the past twenty-five years the character of Japanese photography has changed radically, and its former dependence on the patterns and attitudes of the traditional Japanese media has been replaced by a sometimes harshly realistic objectivity. At the root of this change was a desire to find ways in which photography could deal directly with contemporary experience, rather than with the basically formalistic issues of picture structure. The work produced under this impetus has influenced photographic thinking throughout the world. The volume presents the distinctive work of fifteen photographers
Irving Penn by John Szarkowski( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most distinguished practitioners of portrait and fashion photography of the mid-twentieth century, Irving Penn's work is identified by its refinement of craft, by the wit and grace of its formal invention, and by its sensitivity to the quality and character of light. Backed by Vogue magazine, Penn brought a classic economy and concentration to the overblown world of fashion photography, to portraits of artists, writers, and theater people, and to ethnographic studies of style and ornament in little-known corners of West Africa, Nepal, Peru, and New Guinea. This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, is the first comprehensive retrospective of Penn's work. The essay by John Szarkowski follows a brilliant career, from its art-school beginnings to the provocative still lifes, photographs of cigarette butts and street detritus--works of eloquence and classical rectitude, made from the least consequential of subject matter.--From publisher description
Callahan by Harry M Callahan( Book )

16 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Callahan's work embodies thirty-five years of investigation into the expressive and structural potential of photography--an investigation that has been both uncompromisingly rigorous and intensely personal. HIs photographs reproduced here in the most complete selection ever published, reveal new dimensions of the medium's creative possibilities. Whether photographing his family, pedestrians on Chicago streets, or the beaches of Cape Cod, his vision has always been precise, defining the subject, and culminating with images of eloquent strength and balance."--Jacket
E.J. Bellocq : Storyville portraits : photographs from the New Orleans red-light district, circa 1912 by E. J Bellocq( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"E. J. Bellocq's photographs of Storyville prostitutes became famous in 1970, when they were shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Bellocq was more or less unknown before that, but with the show and the accompanying book, his mysterious, hauntingly beautiful portraits reached a wide audience, and Bellocq became a celebrated figure in the history of photography." "The Storyville portraits, which were made around 1912, constitute the only work of Bellocq's that is known to have survived. Eighty-nine glass plates were found some years after his death, and were eventually bought by the American photographer Lee Friedlander, who printed them for the show and book sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art. The book has long been out of print, and for this new edition Friedlander has expanded the number of images from thirty-four to fifty-two, and they have been reproduced in a larger format, the size of the glass plates themselves. The text from the original edition by John Szarkowski, the former director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, is reprinted here. It is based on interviews Friedlander conducted with people who knew Bellocq - a fellow photographer, several musicians, a writer, and a former prostitute who was one of Bellocq's subjects."--Jacket
Dorothea Lange : American photographs by Therese Thau Heyman( Book )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Lange's career with over 150 photographs, from her early work documenting the Depression to her photo-essays of the 1940s and 1950s depicting a changing American society--Cover
American landscapes : photographs from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art by New York Museum of Modern Art( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Photographer and the American landscape by John Szarkowski( Book )

14 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George by Alfred Stieglitz( Book )

21 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of this century, Alfred Stieglitz was celebrated as a writer, a publisher, a photographer, an art dealer, a proselytizer for photography and modern art, and a visionary. Then, after giving much of his formidable energy to his public career, Stieglitz turned again to his own photography, exploring throughout the twenties and thirties his personal world at Lake George in the Adirondacks, where he spent summers at a farmhouse that had been part of his father's estate. He photographed the place and the things around him - the farm, the landscape, the sky, and details of the intimate life he led with family and friends, especially his young wife, the painter Georgia O'Keeffe. This body of work, both radical and private, constitutes the essence of Stieglitz's achievement as a photographer, and has never before been presented as a coherent whole. Stieglitz has always been famous, but his late work is little known. In this book, a selection of sixty-four of the best of the Lake George photographs is splendidly reproduced: over half of these works have never been published anywhere. They represent prints originally given to public collections by Georgia O'Keeffe, and will be shown in September 1995 in an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, which this volume accompanies
William Eggleston's Guide by William Eggleston( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of colour photographs ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum's first publication of colour photography. The reception was divided and passionate. The book and show unabashedly forced the art world to deal with colour photography, a medium scarcely taken seriously at the time, and with the vernacular content of a body of photographs that could have been but definitely weren't some average person's Instamatic pictures from the family album. These photographs heralded a new mastery of the use of colour as an integral element of photographic composition. Bound in a textured cover inset with a photograph of a tricycle and stamped with yearbook-style gold lettering, the Guide contained 48 images edited down from 375 shot between 1969 and 1971 and displayed a deceptively casual, actually superrefined look at the surrounding world. Here are people, landscapes and odd little moments in and around Eggleston's home town of Memphis - an anonymous woman in a loudly patterned dress and cat's eye glasses sitting, left leg slightly raised, on an equally loud outdoor sofa; a coal-fired barbecue shooting up in flames, framed by a shiny silver tricycle; the curves of a gleaming black car fender, and someone's torso; a tiny, grey-haired lady in a faded, flowered housecoat, standing expectant, and dwarfed in the huge dark doorway of a mint-green room whose only visible furniture is a shaded lamp on an end table
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The portfolios of Ansel Adams
Looking at photographs : 100 pictures from the collection of the Museum of Modern ArtAnsel Adams : classic imagesAnsel Adams at 100The idea of Louis SullivanDorothea Lange : American photographsAlfred Stieglitz at Lake George
Alternative Names
John Szarkowski

John Szarkowski americký fotograf, kurátor, historik a kritik

John Szarkowski Amerikaans fotograaf (1925-2007)

John Szarkowski amerikansk fotograf och historiker

John Szarkowski US-amerikanischer Fotografie-Kunsthistoriker, Kunstkritiker, Kurator und Fotograf

Szarkowski, J. 1925-2007

Szarkowski, John 1925-2007

Szarkowski, John T. 1925-2007

Szarkowski, John Thaddeus

Szarkowski, John Thaddeus 1925-2007

Szarkowski, Thaddeus John

Szarkowski, Thaddeus John 1925-2007

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