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Painting Gender, Constructing Theory
Marcia Brennan
0262024888
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This is perhaps the breakthrough gender studies book in the arena of American art history. While initially off-putting and puzzling, with its amorphous critique of early theoretical formalism, Brennan's text coalesces into a powerful study. Topics include special gender-based investigations of the aesthetics of intimacy, humorous and playfully intended sexuality, and the "sexually unsettled" aspects of paintings. The artists discussed include Stieglitz himself, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as several critics. Whether one agrees with her conclusions, Brennan (formerly art history, Brown Univ. and the Coll. of the Holy Cross) speaks with authority, and the reader will find insights throughout the text. The volume requires...


Alfred Stieglitz: Aperture Masters of Photography
Aperture
0893817457
September 1997
Hardcover
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Review
"[Stieglitz's] photographs of things and people--of sun and cloud shapes--become equivalents of a deeply critical yet affirmative inquiry into a contemporary life. They are objective and beautiful conclusions of that inquiry."--Paul Strand


Still Looking: Essays on American Art
John Updike
1400044189
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Bookmarks Magazine
Published primarily in the New York Review of Books, the collected essays in Still Looking are less art criticism than finely honed art appreciations. Reviewers note Updike’s inquisitive tone and earnest interest in his subject matter. The often honored (an American Book Award, an O. Henry Prize, a National Medal for the Humanities) and prolific author once aspired for a career in cartooning and studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. The major complaint, if it can be registered as such, is that Updike is so effective at bringing these works to life that the book, though amply illustrated, provokes frustration that the exhibitions are no longer running.Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.

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Painting Gender, Constructing Theory
Marcia Brennan
0262523361
Sept 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is perhaps the breakthrough gender studies book in the arena of American art history. While initially off-putting and puzzling, with its amorphous critique of early theoretical formalism, Brennan's text coalesces into a powerful study. Topics include special gender-based investigations of the aesthetics of intimacy, humorous and playfully intended sexuality, and the "sexually unsettled" aspects of paintings. The artists discussed include Stieglitz himself, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as several critics. Whether one agrees with her conclusions, Brennan (formerly art history, Brown Univ. and the Coll. of the Holy Cross) speaks with authority, and the reader will find insights throughout the text. The volume requires...


The Ongoing Moment
Geoff Dyer
0375422153
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having already tackled jazz (But Beautiful) and D.H. Lawrence (Out of Sheer Rage), cultural critic Dyer now turns his intelligent and discriminating eye to photography. Essentially a fast-moving series of highly focused "close readings," his volume zeros in on the way "certain photographs serve as nodes, places where subjects initially considered distinct converge and merge." Thus Paul Strand's "Blind Woman, New York, 1916" leads Dyer not only to other photographs of the blind by Lewis Hine and Gary Winogrand, but also to a survey of different portraits of blind author Jorge Luis Borges and to a consideration of Walker Evans's SX-70 photographs. Like the great English critic John Berger (Ways of Seeing), whom Dyer wrote about in Ways of Telling, the author has a lively and dramatic sense of provocation. He...


Alfred Stieglitz
Graham Clarke
0714842559
Feb 2006
Hardcover
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Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George
John Szarkowski
087070138X
September 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
For more than a decade before World War I, Alfred Stieglitz lent much of his formidable energy to his public career as an editor, publisher, proselytizer, and art dealer. In the 1920s and 30s, he turned again to his own photography, exploring his personal world at Lake George, in the Adirondack mountains of New York, where he spent summers at a family farmhouse. He photographed the things around him--the landscape, the clouds overhead, the intimate life he led with family and friends, including Georgia O'Keefe, Waldo Frank, and Paul Rosenfeld. This body of work, radical and private, is the essential aspect of Stieglitz's achievement as a photographer, and has nowhere else been published as a coherent whole. Essay by John Szarkowski.

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Alfred Stieglitz
Sarah Greenough
0810935333
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Choice
"A must-have...it contains 'the finest print of every mounted photograph in Stieglitz's possession at the time of his death.'"

Book Description
Few individuals have exerted as profound an influence on 20th-century American art and culture as Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). This luxurious two-volume boxed set is the definitive catalogue of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the most complete Stieglitz holding in existence, donated to the gallery by his widow, artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Numbering 1,642 photographs, the collection represents the full range of the master photographer's work-from early studies made in Europe, to views of the majestic New York skyline, to incomparable intimate portraits of O'Keeffe. Coinciding with a major...


Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs and Writings
Based On Work by Alfred Stieglitz
0821225634
March 1999
Hardcover
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Alfred Stieglitz
Geraldine W. Kiefer
0815301146
Nov 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description


Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum
Weston J. Naef
0892363037
November 1995
Paperback
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From Booklist
It's hard to imagine what another book about Stieglitz, the most written-about figure in American photography, could contribute. Well, this one offers some unfamiliar images and, more notably, an essay arguing that Stieglitz did his best work late in life at his family retreat at Lake George, New York. Photographic curator and historian John Szarkowski is responsible for the latter, which advances a Stieglitz who in the late work turned from public themes and public life to personal symbols (clouds and dying poplar trees) and to sweetly human descriptions of friends, young women, and, of course, his fascinating wife, Georgia O'Keeffe. Whether these late pictures are Stieglitz's best is really still an open question. Contradicting the self-mythologizing of his earlier work, however, these 93 photographs, full of a...


My Dear Stieglitz: Letters of Marsden Hartley and Alfred Stieglitz, 1912-1915
James Timothy Voorhies (Editor)
1570034788
December 2002
Hardcover
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Townsend Ludington, University of North Carolina
"My Dear Stieglitz is an important contribution to Hartley/Stieglitz scholarship."

Jonathan Weinberg, Getty Research Institute
"My Dear Stieglitz charts a short, but key period in the careers of two extraordinary figures in American modernism."

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Stieglitz on Photography: His Selected Essays and Notes
Alfred Stieglitz
0893818046
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Stieglitz's most significant essays published together for the first time in a single volume.

Over the years, Alfred Stieglitz wrote extensively and authoritatively about many aspects of photography. In Stieglitz on Photography renowned Stieglitz expert Sarah Greenough and art historian Richard Whelan gather more than fifty of this master photographer's astute writings about the medium, along with their insightful and anecdotal commentary on each article.

Throughout his six-decade career, Stieglitz devoted himself almost entirely to the investigation of truth and integrity in artistic expression. With the pioneering exhibitions he mounted at Gallery 291, the pages of Camera Work he edited and produced, and his extensive writings on photography, Stieglitz tirelessly championed photography as a fine...


Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes
Christian A. Peterson
0393311260
September 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Near the end of the 19th century, enthusiasm for the nascent art of photography took root in the proliferation of camera clubs throughout the United States and Europe. In 1897 the Camera Club of New York began a quarterly, Camera Notes , under the editorship of Alfred Stieglitz to promote amateur photography. This short-lived journal was notable for its carefully selected photogravures--an expensive photographic printing process resulting in soft, placidly beautiful images. Besides Stieglitz, Camera Notes featured many other prominent amateurs, including F. Holland Day, Gertrude Kasebier, and Prescott Adamson. Reflecting the Romanticism of American painting, Stieglitz's notions of artistic merit rarely strayed beyond landscape, portraiture, and still life. Thus, this book's usefulness remains largely limited to its...


Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
Peter Cornell-Richter
3791335871
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Peter-Cornell Richter An illustrated portrait of a romance, partnership, and creative dialogue that continues to speak volumes today. Few creative alliances flourished as productively as that of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Author Peter-Cornell Richter examines the lives of these artists to reveal the roads they took together and independently. Alternating biographical chapters intertwine their stories. More than fifty exquisite reproductions of their paintings and photographs illustrate how the two artists inspired and influenced each other, producing masterpieces of lasting relevance.

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