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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Share your thoughts with other customers. After looking at Evans in the very best light over time, how has his work influenced Szarkowski’s own photographic sight? 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.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Or rather, think of it this way: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I had heard the name Szarkowski before but wasn’t familiar with his voice. You can read this book for the perceptive essays or you can just look at the pictures. Subhas Ghosh rated it it was amazing Aug 25, The accompanying text to the photos was a bit hit or miss so I szarowski it a star for that.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I’m not sure if that was on purpose, or just an example of a bias toward black and white film as more formal or artistic An eclectic mix, to be sure. If you notice an error, please contact lookking at digital moma.


This archive o 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.

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Jan 12, M. My review from September 30, Be the first to ask a question about Looking at Photographs. Write a customer review. This book has a wonderful selection of iconic photos and information about them. Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 22, First, I szarkowsii look at a particular photograph in an effort to see what made the photo outstanding.

Licensing If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and phootgraphs.

The results are oooking, stunningly beautiful, and sometimes quite humorous. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image.

The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting. I expected something different. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly photographx the copyright holders.

I certainly came away knowing more than when I started this book. All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

Next, I would read John Szarkowski’s discussion of the piece, and I would see aspects of the photograph that I had not previously seen. Szarkowsky manages to have something impressive to say about each photographer’s approach to his or her subject matter, and the whole book left me feeling really good about my own work and potential.

Each essay, each photograph made me want to delve deeper. Please try again later. The photos are an interesting look at the evolution of photography over time but well before the advent of digital cameras.


John describes how each photographer and photograph is unique. For access to motion picture film stills photograohs contact the Film Study Center. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Discover 39 incredible artists who are creating monochrome images across different genres and in diverse cultures worldwide. How much has Friedlander and Arbus influenced him or he, them? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Published September 1st by Bulfinch Press first published January 1st More words are probably used to discuss each photographer’s history than anything else. Szarkowski’s comments on each of the photographs are marvelous.

Dana rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They are in approximately chronological order. hpotographs

Szarkowski I would have asked more questions about why the individual images “worked” than what the author covered in his discussions. Both extend our understanding and knowledge of art. If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. No trivia or quizzes yet. As the photos near the current day although the latest photo in the book was 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.

I will say that the accompanying text is stronger at the beginning, which might be because the earlier photos have a proven importance or impact. Explore the Home Gift Guide.