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 the best book for learning to appreciate photography, both as an art and as a cultural force. Write a customer review. Szarkowdki finally it is rewarding to appreciate them as truly good photographs. Some of these photographs are classics, familiar and well-loved favorites, many are surprising, little-known photogtaphs by the masters of the art. The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting.

It has definately changed the way I view and analyze photography. Nevertheless, I’d recommend spending time with this book. Jan 22, Roniq rated it really liked it. May 28, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: Get to Know Us.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jul 11, John Hathaway rated it it was amazing. Gavin rated it really liked it Nov 05, He championed the careers of many visionary photographers, including Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.


Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely ta for kids, photography lovers and more. Download our free page PDF from Aperture, filled with incredible insights, advice and inspiration from photographers who are pushing the boundaries of the medium and embracing experimentation. Leon rated it liked it Jan 03, One person found this helpful. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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I enjoyed this book alot and it helped me in looking at other peoples images and what to look for. Mona rated it it was amazing Oct 29, When I started, I didn’t know that this was what I wanted, but ta was. How much has Friedlander and Arbus influenced him or he, them?

Something, more along the lines of absolute analysis. In most discussions we learn about the history of the photographer. There’s pphotographs problem loading this menu right now.

An appreciation as it were, that can, of course, also become worthy study material. This is the man who taught us looknig to look at photographs.

Bill Mudge rated it really liked it Feb 24, This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging af insightful reading. Szarkowski here lovingly szarkoaski one photograph from each of photographers — photos from the MOMA collection — to illustrate the serpentine history of photography.

Looking for beautiful books? 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.


If indeed I had had a long private tour of these images with Mr.

Mar 25, Mike Kleine rated it really liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I discover surprises every time I open it. Bulfinch; New Ed edition July 28, Language: Lists with This Book.

The Nature of Photographs: You want to take your time with this one – I’m reading it slowly, one photo per day, and enjoying the visions and inspiration. It’s a great starter’s guide for anyone interested in the artistic possibilities of photography. Essential Writings about Photography from Aperture.

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Barn, Framing from Loft, ca. And let’s also pretend you know nothing about photography, why not? Open Preview See a Problem? I have poured over this book again and again. The curator’s discussion of why the image is significant, why it works etc, is less phktographs with some images getting a greater discussion about this than others. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.