Alfred Stieglitz New York

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Iconic images of the city from one of the masters of photography collected for the first time in a charming homage to lost New York. Here is "The City of Ambition"—the New York that inspires dreams, the Gotham of the early twentieth century, when grand skyscrapers sprouted everywhere amid columns of steam. Alfred Stieglitz—the legendary art impresario and husband of Georgia O’Keeffe—forged a paean to his native city, finding inspiration on the streets, from the harbor ferry, and in the high-rise views. In her ...
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Overview

Iconic images of the city from one of the masters of photography collected for the first time in a charming homage to lost New York. Here is "The City of Ambition"—the New York that inspires dreams, the Gotham of the early twentieth century, when grand skyscrapers sprouted everywhere amid columns of steam. Alfred Stieglitz—the legendary art impresario and husband of Georgia O’Keeffe—forged a paean to his native city, finding inspiration on the streets, from the harbor ferry, and in the high-rise views. In her essay, respected art historian Bonnie Yochelson places Stieglitz’s work within the context of the burgeoning commercial world around him and other artists of the period. Stieglitz witnessed a key period in New York’s history when the city suddenly transformed into a modern metropolis. As a child, he grew up in an upper Fifth Avenue brownstone still surrounded by empty lots and dirt roads. Naturally, he was fascinated by the monumental buildings rising around him, and you can sense his wonder in these images. Among the classic buildings he so artfully captured here are the (now demolished) Madison Square Gardens, the Flatiron, Rockefeller Center, the Waldorf Astoria, the Chrysler, and the Empire State. His images formed archetypes that would go on to shape the imagination of generations. This intimate volume makes for a beautiful souvenir of timeless New York, a city of striving and dreaming.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...the book bring[s] together Stieglitz's photographs of New York City for the first time since 1932, when he showcased his own New York photographs at his midtown gallery, An American Place... selections of these works are brought together again and discussed for the first time to show the rise of a modern city from the personal perspective of one of the twentieth century's greatest photographers." ~The Huffington Post, "Social News"

"In a new book by Bonnie Yochelson... Stieglitz’s photos are put into a contemporary context. At the time, the young photographer sought to produce romantic imagery that channelled his own fascination with the city." ~The Wall Street Journal

"Alfred Stieglitz does not need the Lens blog to enhance his reputation. So there is no real point in urging readers to see the exhibition “Alfred Stieglitz New York” at the Seaport Museum, whose curator describes it as the first show of the master’s collected New York photographs in 78 years. We know that if you can see this show, you will. And if you can’t see the show in person, you can buy the accompanying book, written by Bonnie Yochelson, the curator of the exhibition, and published by Skira Rizzoli at the attractive price of $25." ~New York Times, "Lens Blog"

“By way of an elegantly mapped visual experience, Alfred Stieglizt New York successfully presents a coherent, essential theme through all three sections—a sense of Stieglizt the man, as he saw himself through all the facets of the city of New York.” ~ArtsEditor
 
“Throughout, Stieglitz’s love for New York is obvious. So is his genius for composition—the unfailing knack he had for balancing lines, forms and tones.” ~Planet
 
“…a crisp view into life in turn of the century Manhattan.” ~The New York Observer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847834907
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 500,418
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Yochelson, formerly the curator of prints and photographs at the Museum of the City of New York, has authored many books, including Berenice Abbott: Changing New York.

The Seaport Museum
is located on the East River in lower Manhattan and hosts more than 250,000 visitors each year. Its mission is to tell the story of how New York City’s great natural harbor became the gateway to America.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Alfred Stieglitz New York 9

Notes 34

Plates

I Picturesque New York, 1892-1906 38

II Old and New New York, 1907-1917 52

III From My Window-New York, 1930-1937 68

Description of Plates 84

Further Reading 94

Exhibition Checklist 95

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