♥ Book Title : Stieglitz on Photography
☯ Full Synopsis : "Stieglitz's most significant essays published together for the first time in a single volume. Over the years, Alfred Stieglitz wrote extensively and authoritatively about many aspects of photography. In Stieglitz on Photography renowned Stieglitz expert Sarah Greenough and art historian Richard Whelan gather more than fifty of this master photographer's astute writings about the medium, along with their insightful and anecdotal commentary on each article. Throughout his six-decade career, Stieglitz devoted himself almost entirely to the investigation of truth and integrity in artistic expression. With the pioneering exhibitions he mounted at Gallery 291, the pages of Camera Work he edited and produced, and his extensive writings on photography, Stieglitz tirelessly championed photography as a fine art-a legacy that continues to influence thinking on photography today. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs by Stieglitz and his contemporaries, as well as with selections of his articles in their original layouts, this volume contains reproductions of many of Stieglitz's photographs that are otherwise unknown today."Article| Alfred Stieglitz| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Collection of Alfred
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♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography
☯ Full Synopsis : "Collects entries on photography up to the beginning of the twentieth century with topics that include processes, equipment, styles, and debates."Article| John Hannavy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alfred Stieglitz
☯ Full Synopsis : "Showcases the museum's collection of the avant-garde photographer's work"Article| Alfred Stieglitz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Steerage and Alfred Stieglitz
☯ Full Synopsis : "When, in 1907, Alfred Stieglitz took a simple picture of passengers on a ship bound for Europe, he could not have known that The Steerage, as it was soon called, would become a modernist icon and, from today’s vantage, arguably the most famous photograph made by an American photographer. In complementary essays, a photo historian and a photographer reassess this important picture, rediscovering the complex social and aesthetic ideas that informed it and explaining how over the years it has achieved its status as a masterpiece. What aspects of Stieglitz’s ideas and sometimes-murky ambitions help us understand the picture’s achievements? How should we assess the photograph in relation to Stieglitz’s many writings about it? The authors of this book explore what The Steerage might mean in at least two senses—by itself, as a grand and self-sufficient work, and also ineluctably bound up with the many stories told about it. They make the photograph, today, what Stieglitz himself made it over the years—a photo-text work."Article| Jason Francisco| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The 20th Century O-Z
☯ Full Synopsis : "Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography."Article| Frank N. Magill| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand
☯ Full Synopsis : "Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), Edward Steichen (1879–1973), and Paul Strand (1890–1976) are among the most famous photographers of the 20th century. This handsome volume showcases for the first time the Metropolitan Museum’s extraordinarily rich holdings of works by these diverse and groundbreaking masters. A passionate advocate for photography and modern art promoted through his “Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession” (also known as “291”) and his journal Camera Work, Stieglitz was also a photographer of supreme accomplishment. Featured works by Stieglitz include portraits, landscapes, city views, and cloud studies, along with photographs from his composite portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe (selected by O’Keeffe herself for the Museum). Steichen—perhaps best known as a fashion photographer, celebrity portraitist, and MoMA curator—was Stieglitz’s man in Paris, gallery collaborator, and most talented exemplar of Photo-Secessionist photography. His three large variant prints of The Flatiron and his moonlit photographs of Rodin’s Balzac are highlighted here. Marking a pivotal moment in the course of photography, the final double issue of Camera Work (1915–17) was devoted to the young Paul Strand, whose photographs from 1915 and 1916 treated three principal themes—movement in the city, abstractions, and street portraits—and pioneered a shift from the soft-focus Pictorialist aesthetic to the straight approach and graphic power of an emerging modernism. Represented are Strand’s rare large platinum prints—most of them unique exhibition prints of images popularly known only as Camera Work photogravures. The rarely exhibited photographs gathered in Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand are among the crown jewels of the Metropolitan’s collection."Article| Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : From Adams to Stieglitz
☯ Full Synopsis : "A collection of essays on photographers who were pioneers in the medium."Article| Nancy Wynne Newhall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Stieglitz and His Artists
☯ Full Synopsis : "A master photographer, Alfred Stieglitz was also a visionary promoter and avid collector of modern American and European art from the first half of the 20th century. This book is the first fully-illustrated catalogue of works in the unparalleled 'Alfred Stieglitz Collection', which was given to the Metropolitan Museum after Stieglitz's death."Article| Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes
☯ Full Synopsis : "This striking volume details the history of Camera Notes, the most significant and influential American photographic periodical of its time."Article| Christian A. Peterson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alfred Stieglitz
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Dorothy Norman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Stieglitz
☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume weaves together biographical, historical, and artistic strands to present a colorful tapestry of the American photographer Alfred Stieglitz's (1864-1946) early life and work, concentrating on his formative years and photographic works before 1917. This work includes photographs Stieglitz took in Europe, his first works in the United States, and Katherine Hoffman's new photographs of important sites in young Stieglitz's life. The author traces the lasting influences of European culture on his work, as well as the impact of American democratic traditions. The book also recounts his tireless and often lonely efforts as a young photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director to gain recognition for the Modernist cause and for photography as a fine art."Article| Katherine Hoffman| Statement ..."