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Author Hill, Jason E., author.

Title Artist as reporter : Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM news picture / Jason E. Hill.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    070.49 HIL    Available
Description xviii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "Active from 1940 to 1948, PM was a progressive New York City daily tabloid newspaper committed to the politics of labor, social justice, and antifascism--and it prioritized the intelligent and critical deployment of both pictures and their perception as paramount in these campaigns. With PM as its main focus, Artist as Reporter offers a substantial intervention into the literature on American journalism, photography, and modern art. The book considers the journalistic contributions to PM of such signal American modernists as the curator Holger Cahill, the abstract painter Ad Reinhardt, the photographers Weegee and Lisette Model, and the filmmaker, photographer, and editor Ralph Steiner. Each of its five chapters explores one dimension of the tabloid's complex journalistic activation of modernism's potential, showing how PM inserted into daily print journalism the most innovative critical thinking in the fields of painting, illustration, cartooning, and the lens-based arts."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The artist as reporter at the Museum of Modern Art -- Drawing on newsprint -- Ralph Steiner's editorial model -- Weegee's corpus -- How to look at news pictures in America.
Subject PM (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
Weegee, 1899-1968 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Model, Lisette, 1901-1983 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Photojournalism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Arts -- Press coverage -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
ISBN 9780520291430 jacketed hardcover ; alkaline paper
0520291433 jacketed hardcover ; alkaline paper

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