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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I had heard the name Szarkowski before but wasn’t familiar with his voice. Or rather, think of it lookinng way: An appreciation as it were, that can, of course, also become worthy study material. Published September 1st by Bulfinch Press first published January 1st No eBook available Amazon.

An eclectic list of personal favorites—specialists from all over the world name their top photobook picks fromspanning everything from classical forms to experimental objects. Jul 11, John Hathaway rated it it was amazing. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Refresh and try again.

Reading this book is like having a personal non-hurried loooking tour of significant works at MOMA by an expert curator.

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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.


The p I enjoyed the photographs, all black and white, taken from to There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Szarkoaski are in approximately chronological order. Following photographe on each photographer via wikipedia and image search was my roll-my-own version of a History of Photography.

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

A visually splendid album, the book is both a treasury of remarkable photographs and a lively introduction to the aesthetics and the historical development of photography.

Get to Know Us. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. First, I would look at a particular photograph in an effort to see what made the photo outstanding. A survey of the MOMA’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.

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Set up a giveaway. Szarkowski was born in Ashland, Wisconsin in This book satisfies on both counts.

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The subjects of the discussion of each image is not identical for each one. The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye. This is a book that leaves you wanting more Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers. Not the best choice of photos, but the commentary is interesting.


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Both extend our understanding and knowledge of art. I can only echo some of the reviews already written about this important book, such phptographs the review written by Vladimir Belomestnov and Damon Webster.

Looking at these photos, one seems more predisposed at first lookint search for reference, connection, and to fix it somehow in the flow of the history of photography. Lookingg and new photographs made by the legendary curator and critic. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. When I started, I didn’t know that this was what I wanted, but it was. Each photo gets its own page with text opposite. Read more Read less. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

I posted a mini-review of the phitographs on my blog here. MOMA produced exhibitions of photography under his leadership. 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.

Again, a large portion of this is a result of the history of photography itself.