LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS: PICTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN. ART by John Szarkowski. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from . Looking at Photographs has ratings and 21 reviews. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. John Szarkowski View Profile. Something, more along the lines of absolute analysis. Szarkowski’s comments on each of the photographs are marvelous.

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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. Originally published inthis marvelous collection of photographs with accompanying texts by the revered late Museum of Modern Art photography curator John Szarkowski has long been recognized as a classic.

It’s a great starter’s guide for anyone interested in the artistic possibilities of photography. Occasionally Szarkowski’s narrative seems to veer from the topic, as if he has trouble in identifying what he has to say about the image.

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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 Szarkowski was born in Ashland, Wisconsin in Read reviews that mention john szarkowski museum of modern modern art looking at photographs history of photography short essay online photographer photography collection book is like great book photography book image images page photographers subject photo essays photographic photos.

Dec 09, Anita rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. Published September 1st by Bulfinch Press first published January 1st Other editions – View all Looking at photographs: Szarkowski examines the importance of photographs from the MOMA collection.

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I certainly came away knowing more than when I started this book. To ask other readers questions about Looking at Photographsplease sign up. Bob rated szarkodski it lookijg amazing Feb 22, Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of photographs selected from the Modern’s collections. Leon rated it liked it Jan 03, This book satisfies on both counts. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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John Szarkowski was an influential photographer, curator, historian, and critic. Lists with This Book. Both extend our understanding and knowledge of art. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. First, the photographers included aren’t generally diverse, which the author addresses directly.

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

Sarki rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Old and new af made by the legendary curator and critic. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It does a very good job of providing an overview of photography as an art form.

Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers.