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Corporate Author Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), issuing body.

Title Photography at MoMA. 1920-1960 / edited by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, Sarah Hermannson Meister ; foreword, Glenn D. Lowry.

Publication Info. New York, New York : MoMA, [2016]


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Description 415 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Summary The history of photography has been told many times, but never before through the incomparable collection of photographs at The Museum of Modern Art. As the second volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works from MoMA's collection, this publication charts the medium during the height of the modernist period, from 1920 to 1960. Only one other volume--Looking at Photographs, published in 1973--highlights the photographic treasures of MoMA's collection; neither Beaumont Newhall's classic History of Photography nor John Szarkowski's Photography Until Now used the Museum collection as a springboard to approach photography's distinctive history. The Museum's significant role in the development of this history, and in the construction of a canon that championed photography as an art form (but also eclipsed certain alternative or unfamiliar practices) requires a reconsidered history for the 21st century. This publication offers a fresh critical lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise and influence, encouraging creative new readings.
Contents American modernism. Experience with reality / Quentin Bajac -- The new photographer : propositions for the future / Roxana Marcoci -- Surrealism and the everyday. Photograpy between reality and dream / Pepper Stetler -- America and the documentary style. "This new spirit of realism" / Drew Sawyer -- Public stories. The best of life / Douglas Coupland -- The studio and the snapshot. Control and chaos and points between / Kevin Moore -- Subjective experiments. A subjective eye : the postwar photographer's vision / Lucy Gallun -- Creative photography. Modern at midcentury / Sarah Hermanson Meister.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Photograph collections.
Photography, Artistic.
Photography -- History -- 20th century.
Photograph collections -- New York (State) -- New York.
Added Author Bajac, Quentin, editor.
Gallun, Lucy, editor.
Marcoci, Roxana, editor.
Meister, Sarah Hermanson, editor.
Lowry, Glenn D, writer of foreword.
Added Title Photography at Museum of Modern Art. 1920-1960
ISBN 9781633450134 (hardcover)
1633450139 (hardcover)

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