LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS: PICTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN. ART by John Szarkowski. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from . Looking at Photographs has ratings and 21 reviews. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues.

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MOMA produced exhibitions of photography under his leadership.

Some of the photos are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography. One Hundred images from MOMA’s collection are well selected and presented, one page each for reproduction opposite a one page essay response.

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Chanelle Grace rated it it was amazing Nov 01, This archive o Originally published inthis survey of The Museum of Photograhps Art’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.

Barn, Framing from Loft, ca. You want to take your time with this one – I’m reading it slowly, one photo per day, and enjoying the visions and inspiration.

This is a picture book, and its first purpose is to provide the material for simple delectation,” says Szarkowski in his introduction to this first survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s photography collection. This book was full of striking, impressive, or otherwise important photographs accompanied by a few paragraphs about why each photograph was selected to represent both the history of photography and the overall collection at the Museum of Modern Art.

For decades photographs only came in black and white, but there have been years of tinted and color film photographs and none photogrpahs them were represented. Old and photogeaphs photographs made by the legendary curator and critic.


Subhas Ghosh rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Treat yourself to some inspiration…. Szarkowsky manages to have something impressive photlgraphs say about each photographer’s approach to af or her subject matter, and the whole book left me feeling really good about my own work and potential.

Christine rated it really liked it Jan 15, The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting. English Choose a language for shopping.

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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. Or rather, think of it this way: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A brilliant writer, Szarkowski can be argued with, found lacking, but not ignored. Leon rated it liked it Jan 03, The photos are an interesting look at the evolution of photography over time but well before the advent of digital cameras.