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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My review from September 30, Szarkowski examines the importance of photographs from the MOMA collection. Mar 06, Joseph added it. Jan 26, Avis Black rated it liked it Shelves: An Art of Our Own: A photogrphs splendid album, the book is both a treasury of remarkable photographs and a lively introduction to the aesthetics and the historical development of photography.

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I was totally captivated by the photo on the cover when I visited a local library and was browsing. John describes how each photographer and photograph is unique. They are in approximately chronological order. It does a very good job of providing an overview of photography as an art form. You ssarkowski scoff at this book.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? 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.


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Some is head-scratching sentimentalism, some dead-on perfect in a frame. This book satisfies on both counts. The other issues I have may be more a symptom of larger issues involving photography in general and the collection of the museum: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation In most discussions we learn about the history of the photographer.

When I started, I didn’t know that this was what I wanted, but it was. Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers. The accompanying text to the photos was a bit hit or miss so I dinged it a star for that. Leon rated it liked it Jan 03, Discover 39 incredible artists who are creating monochrome images across different genres and in diverse cultures worldwide.

That critism aside, and it is a minor one, this book provides a marvellous insight into the creative photogaphic process, and has no real peers. John Szarkowski’s brief essay about each photograph truly opened my eyes to kooking subject photograph. Quite a remarkable book to own and admire from time to time. An eclectic photogaphs of personal favorites—specialists from all over the world name their top photobook picks fromspanning everything from classical forms to experimental objects.

Originally published inthis survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. First, the photographers included aren’t generally diverse, which the author addresses directly. Jan 22, Roniq rated it really liked it.


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This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. He also oversaw the publication of more than 30 books and catalogues, the inauguration of the Museum’s first photography collection azarkowski in and their expansion in and the establishment of endowments to support the department’s programs.

Refresh and try again. Organized as a series of sets of facing pages, Szarkowski’s meditations are just as interesting when they’re about a photographer from the s as they are when he’s dealing with photographers from the s, whose careers he personally created during his tenure as the lead photo curator at Llooking.