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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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I certainly came away knowing more than when I started this book. In a world nohn with amazing photo books, this is one of the best. See all 45 reviews. Trivia About Looking at Photog Mar 25, Mike Kleine rated it really liked it. A great book that breaks down different images to give you an idea of what the artist was thinking or trying to convey with their images.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. I can say I was not disappointed. This handsome book hints at the depth and breadth of the solutions to the question of what is significant in pictures. A book photogrxphs return to time and again. You might scoff at this book.


The Best Books of Szarkowski painstakingly wrote about each photograph. He championed the careers of many visionary photographers, including Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations.

Absolutely essential to becoming exposed to what makes a photograph “great. Preview — Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski. I expected something different. I had heard the name Szarkowski before but wasn’t familiar with his voice. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I enjoyed this book alot and it helped me in looking at photogrxphs peoples images and what to look for.

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Looking at Photographs : 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

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Black and White Photography: Access to photographic equipment and training was largely limited to affluent, or at least middle class, white males, especially in the early days of photography. This is a great explanation for the whiteness of early photographs and photographers, but doesn’t explain why later photographs weren’t more diverse in both szarkoqski and subject.


Page phptographs of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This record is a work in progress. Or rather, think of it this way: Not something you will enjoy, particularly, if what you are after, involves the basics of photography. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Some of the photos are extraordinary, others are mundane, but so is the chaotic field of photography. Read more Read less. Jan 22, Roniq rated it really liked it. Though they vary in subject and date, viewed together the prints present a remarkable and consistent vision. A survey of the MOMA’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.

Christine rated it really liked it Jan 15, John describes how each photographer and photograph is unique. This book has a wonderful selection of iconic photos and information about them.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition.

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