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

If you notice an error, please contact us at digital moma. 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. Customers who bought this item also bought. John Szarkowski View Profile. The magical figures of the Los Panzudos Mercedarios become part of everyday life in these surreal family photos. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs.

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Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of photographs selected from the Modern’s collections. Mar 25, Mike Kleine rated it really liked it. It’s an easy choice to include early photos taken with a new style of development, or the first aerial photos, or early attempts at photographic abstraction.


This isn’t a detailed history of photography, or a sweeping critical work in the style of Sontag’s On Photography– but you walk away feeling like you’ve learned things about photography that you didn’t know before.

As the photos near the current day although the latest photo in the book szarkowskk taken in the late 60s, which is far from contemporary the explanations about their significance are often more convoluted or technical and, for me, less persuasive.

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More words are probably used to discuss each photographer’s history than anything else. Included are some the of most recognizable pictures of the past years by acknowledged masters of their field such as Adamson, Cameron, Stieglitz, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Cunningham, Arbus and Frank. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Please try again later. Preview — Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Or rather, think of it this way: Books by John Szarkowski. Not the best choice of photos, but the commentary is interesting. 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. Apr 11, Jolie rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Chanelle Grace rated it it was amazing Nov 01, This isn’t a detailed history of photography, or a sweeping critical work in the style of Sontag’s On Photography– but you walk One of the best books of photography criticism that I’ve ever read. 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.

May 28, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: Again, a large portion of this is a result of the history of photography itself. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image.

I’m not sure if that was on purpose, or just an example of a bias toward black and photogeaphs film as more formal or artistic