February 1–May 15, John Szarkowski: Photographs is the first retrospective of the esteemed photographer’s work. The exhibition features Szarkowski’s. Looking at Photographs. Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Edited with text by John Szarkowski. Museum of Modern Art, New York. John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. New York, The Museum of Modern.

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This is an amazing book, less for the quality of the photographs Which are remarkable and marvelous! Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I had heard the name Szarkowski before but wasn’t familiar with his voice.

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More words are probably used to discuss each photographer’s history than anything else. Mona rated it it was amazing Oct 29, An Introduction to Understanding Images Paperback. This isn’t a detailed history of photography, or a sweeping critical work in the style of Sontag’s On Photography– but you walk away feeling like you’ve learned things about photography that you didn’t know before. Bulfinch; New Ed edition July 28, Language: Treat yourself to some inspiration….


The curator’s discussion of why the image is significant, why it works etc, is less even with some images getting a greater discussion about this than others.

Paperbackpages. Then the text becomes more about the photographers, and then the author rambles into highly speculative and assumptive territory when it seems he doesn’t know much about the photographer or the particular photo.

loo,ing Again, a large portion of this is a result of the history of photography itself. I enjoyed the photographs, all black and white, taken from to Though they vary in subject and date, viewed together the prints present a remarkable and consistent vision. The Nature of Photographs: The Photographer’s Eye Paperback.

Szarkowski’s comments on each of the photographs are marvelous.

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It is intriguing to evaluate and appreciate for ourselves never too far from the Szarkowski lens what he has seen as worthy to photograph and share with us. It has definately changed the way I view and analyze photography.

Szxrkowski 39 incredible artists who are creating monochrome images across different genres and in diverse cultures worldwide. A fascinating overview of the first hundred years of photographic history, guided by the persuasive pen of famed Szarkoowski curator John Szarkowski. It is a book to savor slowly, taking in Szarkowski’s essays and viewing the photographs individually as well as a collection.


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The other issues I have may be more a symptom of larger issues involving photography in general and the collection of the museum: Sarki rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Following up 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

Dec 09, Anita rated it it was amazing. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Phitographs, New York, from tosucceeding Edward Steichen in that role. See all 45 reviews.

Next, I would read John Szarkowski’s discussion of the piece, and I would see aspects of the photograph that I had not previously seen.