February 1–May 15, John Szarkowski: Photographs is the first retrospective of the esteemed photographer’s work. The exhibition features Szarkowski’s. Looking at Photographs. Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Edited with text by John Szarkowski. Museum of Modern Art, New York. John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. New York, The Museum of Modern.

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It is a book to savor slowly, taking in Szarkowski’s essays and viewing the photographs individually as well as a collection.

Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

A fascinating overview of the first hundred years of photographic history, guided by the persuasive pen of famed MoMA curator John Szarkowski. The text is by John S; the photos are by the best photographers. This book of photos covers the days when you could have been the first to photograph something. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I can only echo some of the reviews already written about this important book, such as the review written by Vladimir Belomestnov and Damon Webster.

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Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from tosucceeding Edward Steichen in that role. If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. Apr 18, Claire rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 09, Anita rated it it was amazing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. American Photography since Sincewhen the Museum phottographs its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The szakowski of reproduction is also good. The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye.

Organized as a series of sets of facing pages, Szarkowski’s meditations are just as interesting when they’re about a photographer from the s as they are when he’s dealing with photographers from the s, whose careers he personally created during his tenure as the lead photo curator at MoMA.

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This is a great explanation for the whiteness of early photographs and photographers, but doesn’t explain why later photographs weren’t more diverse in both photographer and subject. I enjoyed the photographs, all black and white, taken from to Mn rated it really liked it Jul 22, The accompanying text to the photos was a bit hit or miss so I dinged it a star for that.

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Mona rated it it was amazing Oct 29, It does a very good job of providing an overview of photography as an art form. Refresh and try again. Access to photographic equipment and training was largely limited to affluent, or at least middle class, white males, especially in the early days of photography. Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of photographs selected from the Modern’s collections. The other issues I have may be more a symptom of larger issues involving photography in general and the collection of the museum: I will say that the accompanying This book was full of striking, impressive, or otherwise important photographs accompanied by a few paragraphs about why each photograph was selected to represent both the history of photography and the overall collection at the Museum of Modern Art.


Preview — Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski. Each photo gets its own page with text opposite. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

The writing is entertaining and informative, and the photographs themselves are both well-selected and gorgeously printed. In a world filled with amazing photo books, this is one of the best. Customers who bought this item also bought. Some of the photos are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography. Szarkowski here lovingly selects one photograph from each of photographers — photos from the MOMA collection — to illustrate the serpentine history of photography.

Download our free page PDF from Aperture, filled with incredible insights, advice and inspiration from photographers who are pushing the boundaries of the medium and embracing experimentation. Something, more along the lines of absolute analysis.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. When I started, I didn’t know that this was what I wanted, but it was. This archive of pictures contains a vast range of works from familiar and not-so-familiar photographers.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Originally published inthis survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Looking at these photos, one seems more predisposed at first to search for reference, connection, and to fix it somehow in the flow of the history of photography.

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