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Photography at MoMA 1840-1920 /. / edited by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, Sarah Hermanson Meister. [Variant title:Photography at MoMA. 1840 to 1920] [Variant title:Photography at Museum of Modern Art. 1840 to 1920]
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Q 770.74 MOM
"Quentin Bajac's essays were translated from the French by Jeanine Herman. Michel Frizot's essay was translated from the French by Sharon Bowman"--page 373.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry -- "Background material" : nineteenth-century photography at MoMA / Quentin Bajac -- The pencil of nature: Great Britain. Entirely modern : early British photography / Geoffrey Batchen -- Early photography in France. "The black clothing of things" : French photography under the Second Empire / Quentin Bajac -- Armchair travelers: around the world. Far away, so close : photography in the age of colonial expansion / Roxana Marcoci -- The new frontier: exploring America. Impressions of America / Lucy Gallun -- American vernacular. Not necessarily art : nineteenth-century American photographs / Sarah Hermanson Meister -- European applied photography. Photographic rigor and truth : the document / Michel Frizot -- Pursuing the ideal: the artist and the amateur. Expectations of meaning (or, The house that Alfred built) / Shelley Rice -- Pictorialism into modernism. Becoming modern / Bonnie Yochelson.
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New York : New York Museum of Modern Art
375 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 32 cm.
9781633450288 1633450287;
Photography at MoMA. 1840 to 1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in The Museum of Modern Art's collection. Illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book
charts the photographic medium from early examples in the 1840s through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. An in-depth introduction is followed by eight chapters of full-color plates, each introduced by a short essay, offering a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise and influence, and encouraging creative new readings. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography.
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