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Inhaltsangabe: A noted American historian of photography provides first-hand accounts of important events in the history of 20th-century photography and personal experiences of ways in which world-renowned photographs were created. Starting with his childhood in Massachusetts, Newhall goes on to recall his education in art history at Harvard, his early days with Alfred H. Barr at the Museum of Modern Art, and the creation and directorship of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in New York. In doing so, he provides anecdotes of friendships with personalities such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and Edward West.
From Kirkus Reviews: A graceful, lively memoir by photography's first historian, with accounts of his friendships with many of the century's great photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Newhall (1908-93) wrote the now-standard History of Photography (1937) and founded the photo collection at the Museum of Modern Art; as much as anyone, he helped photography gain acceptance as art. This memoir, finished shortly before his death, includes an account of his boyhood in Lynn, Massachusetts; of his training in art history at Harvard; the important early exhibits he organized at the MOMA; and the contributions of his wife, Nancy, to both the field and his own accomplishments. A long section describing his work as a photoreconnaisance expert in Egypt and Italy during WW II, though not closely related to his career, is also highly interesting. In addition, Newhall offers detailed accounts of various important photographers' working methods, as well as of discussions carried on among them about their work. Unanticipated delights include a description of eccentric Chicago collector Alden Boyer; of Western travel with Ansel Adams; and of three days the author spent with Margaret Bourke-White. Less persuasive are an exchange of letters between Newhall and his wife describing machinations of MOMA trustees and Edward Steichen, Newhall's successor at the museum. While the changes that brought on Newhall's departure at MOMA seem unfair, the author's insistence that the museum show only the "greatest" photographic art, along with his apparent conviction that only a select few can possibly know such greatness when they see it, arouses sympathy for Steichen's desire to lure museum-goers by exhibiting a wider variety of photographic work. Overall: a pleasurable, informative, and unique glimpse into the lives of many of photography's great figures. (Seventy-five b&w photographs, some by Newhall--not seen) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Pr, 1993. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP81228938
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Pr, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89937501
Buchbeschreibung Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821219049I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Pr. Buchzustand: Very Good. . Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A04F-00421
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003061086
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Press, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. Hardcover, with DJ (now in protective plastic sleeve.) Small 'remaindered' mark on textblock bottom page edges, spine tips barely bumped, else book tight, bright, clean. DJ lightly rubbed.w/Photography Dark red cloth binding, 264 pages, b/w photos throughout. "a warm, witty, and wise book look back, a lookat the development of the practice and appreciation of photography in this century." Size: 4to, 10" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014942
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Pr. Buchzustand: Very Good. Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 125371
Buchbeschreibung LITTLE BROWN & CO, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Photographers. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978082121904111. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978082121904111
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Clean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22511
Buchbeschreibung Bulfinch Press, Boston, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. Stated First Edition. A very nice copy. 264 pages "on a life of exploration and discovery in the world of art". Illustrated. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 062437