American Photographs: 1900/2000

American Photographs: 1900/2000

by James N. Danziger
     
 
American Photographs 1900/2000 is the first book to comprehensively survey fine art photography in America throughout the twentieth century. Featuring 226 photographs by over 150 different artists, this groundbreaking book highlights photographic work from the greatest acknowledged masterpieces to scintillating new discoveries.

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American Photographs 1900/2000 is the first book to comprehensively survey fine art photography in America throughout the twentieth century. Featuring 226 photographs by over 150 different artists, this groundbreaking book highlights photographic work from the greatest acknowledged masterpieces to scintillating new discoveries.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Continuing its large-format, lavishly designed "Portfolio" series (after Alexey Brodovitch, LJ 6/1/99), the publisher this time presents a survey of the last century of American photography. One of the leading photography dealers for over a decade, Danziger has presented three major chronological survey shows in recent years at his gallery attempting to showcase the breadth and inventiveness of the period. In the brief introduction he even posits that "American photography from 1900 to 2000 is arguably the most fertile period in the rich history of the medium. It is possible, indeed, to argue that it represents the most fertile period in the entire history of art!" What follows goes far in supporting this argument. The book presents a clear aesthetic vision with more than 200 images--from a Clarence White study of Victorian-era girls at play to Adam Fuss's abstract color photograms--centered on a page opposite a blank page for undistracted viewing. The printing, four-color throughout though most images are black and white, and the heavy matte paper produce some of the best reproductions this reviewer has ever seen. While no such survey can hope to deliver the definitive canon, this book should become an oft-referenced landmark study. Highly recommended for all libraries.--Eric Bryant, "Library Journal" Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Robinson
Gallery owner James Danziger has pulled off and impressive feat—a comprehensive survey of 20'th-century photogry in the United States. American Photographs: 1900-2000 contains iconic shots that have entered our collective unconscious, as well as lesser known works that celebrate daily life in the last 100 years.
Travel and Leisure

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782843231551
Publisher:
Assouline
Publication date:
09/29/1999
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 13.69(h) x 1.86(d)

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