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Corporate Author Hallmark Photographic Collection.

Title An American century of photography : from dry-plate to digital / The Hallmark Photographic Collection ; Keith F. Davis ; foreword by Donald J. Hall.

Imprint New York : Hallmark Cards, Inc. in association with H.N. Abrams, c1995.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.0973 HAL    Available
Description 423 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Note "Exhibition accompanying this volume will be shown at a number of major museums in 1994-96, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri"--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary An American Century of Photography represents the first comprehensive study of this vast and important subject from the mid-1880s to the present. Lavishly illustrated, and printed to the highest technical standards in both tritone and color, this authoritative volume presents a significantly new perspective on the history of American photography that will be of interest to general audiences and scholars alike. Based largely on photography's own literature and supplemented with detailed source notes, this book emphasizes the relationships between individuals and aesthetic movements, and the intellectual and cultural climate in which artists work. Together, the images and text of this volume constitute both an introduction to, and an exploration of, the most vital age of American photography. This era began just over a century ago with the advent of the dry-plate and the hand camera; now, in the mid-1990s photography is in the midst of another revolution, one brought on by the impact of the computer. An American Century of Photography documents this remarkable evolution through a detailed discussion of leading photographers and the reproduction of a great variety of images, from such famous works as Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother to many that were previously little known or unpublished. The variety of this selection will greatly expand understanding of the complexities and riches of American photography. In addition, this volume takes a broad view of its subject by including important European artists who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, such as Andre Kertesz, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and others.
Subject Hallmark Photographic Collection -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Davis, Keith F., 1952-
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
ISBN 0810919648
0875297013 (pbk.)
9780875297019 (pbk.)

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