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

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

Originally published in 1973, this survey of The Museum of Modern Art's photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of 100 photographs selected from the Modern's collections. This archive of pictures contains a vast range of works from familiar and not-so-familiar photographers. Included are some the of most recognizable pictures of the past 150 years by acknowledged masters of their field such as Adamson, Cameron, Stieglitz, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Cunningham, Arbus and Frank.

Title:Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780821226230
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    Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art Reviews

  • Narjes Dorzade

    .بی نظیر...

  • Parisa Hoseini

    همانطور که در آپدیتها هم اشاره کردم این کتاب برای دانشجویان و کسانی که به عکاسی علاقهممند هستند بسیار مفید است...

  • John  Hathaway

    A must read for the burgeoning photographer. Szarkowski examines the importance of 100 photographs from the MOMA collection. I think this is the 5th time I have read this cover to cover, and each time...

  • Ray Dunsmore

    A fascinating overview of the first hundred years of photographic history, guided by the persuasive pen of famed MoMA curator John Szarkowski. It's a great starter's guide for anyone interested in the...

  • Jolie

    A fascinating look at some of the photographs that helped shape the art. Great history and facts although the author's personal commentary was a little dated at times....

  • Meagan

    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 t...

  • Mike Kleine

    I expected something different.Something, more along the lines of absolute analysis. I had heard the name Szarkowski before but wasn't familiar with his voice.I can say I was not disappointed. A tome ...

  • Claire

    I enjoyed the photographs, all black and white, taken from 1845 to 1969. The accompanying text to the photos was a bit hit or miss so I dinged it a star for that.Each photo gets its own page with text...

  • Jake

    One of the best books of photography criticism that I've ever read. Organized as a series of 100 sets of facing pages, Szarkowski's meditations are just as interesting when they're about a photographe...

  • Anita

    In a world filled with amazing photo books, this is one of the best. The writing is entertaining and informative, and the photographs themselves are both well-selected and gorgeously printed. Szarkows...