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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The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting. Christine rated it really liked it Jan 15, Included are some the of most recognizable pictures of the past years by acknowledged masters of their field such as Adamson, Cameron, Stieglitz, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Cunningham, Arbus and Frank.

Mar 13, Meagan rated it liked it Shelves: Mn rated it really liked it Jul 22, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Bob rated it it was amazing Feb 22, A fascinating look at some of the photographs that helped shape the art.

A must read for the burgeoning photographer. Paperbackpages.

This book has a wonderful selection of iconic photos and information about them. This isn’t a detailed looknig of szarkowsko, 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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Open Preview See a Problem? For decades photographs only came in black and white, but there have been years of tinted and color film photographs and none of them were represented.


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

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. The writing is entertaining and informative, and the photographs themselves are both well-selected and gorgeously printed. A fascinating overview of the first hundred years of photographic history, guided by the persuasive pen of famed MoMA szarkowskii John Szarkowski.

This book satisfies on both counts.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Would you like to tell us about a lower lokking Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Organized as a series of sets of facing photographhs, 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 MoMA.

I can potographs echo some of the reviews already written about this important book, such as the review written by Vladimir Belomestnov and Damon Webster. The other issues I have may be more a symptom of larger issues involving photography in general and the collection of the museum: Return to Book Page.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign photgraphs. Looking at these photos, one seems more predisposed at first to search for reference, connection, and to fix it somehow in the flow of the history of photography.

I think this is the 5th time I have read this cover to cover, and each time i discover something new and insightful. Dec 31, Jeff Youngstrom added it Shelves: Read more Read less. See all 45 reviews. A book a return to time and again.

I certainly came away knowing more than when I started this book. I was totally captivated by the photo on the cover when I visited a local library and was browsing.

A survey of the MOMA’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.