Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer

Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer

by Howard Bossen
     
 

Replete with both biographical and analytical information, Howard Bossen’s book reintroduces the important work of  photographer Luke Swank.See more details below

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Replete with both biographical and analytical information, Howard Bossen’s book reintroduces the important work of  photographer Luke Swank.

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“Swank was one of the best photographers of his (or any) era. [Luke Swank] by Howard Bossen goes a long way toward reintroducing us to Swank and his work. It's a hefty edition that tells us about Swank's life, gives context to the man's work and beautifully reproduces more than 140 of his images. . . . These are pictures that have become more than art and more than documentation. They connect us . . . to the past in a way that's at once frighteningly real and exhilarating.”
—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“It is thrilling when a lost American artist is brought back into deserving light, and that is the gift Howard Bossen has given us with his rediscovery of the work of Luke Swank: both a thirties documentarian and photographic explorer of modernism.”
—Paul Hendrickson, Carnegie Mellon University

“Luke Swank is a great rediscovery.  This “Flaubert of the camera’ has been forgotten and overlooked until this timely and beautifully illustrated reappraisal by Howard Bossen.”
—Pamela Glasson Roberts, former curator, Royal Photographic Society, England

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822942535
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Bossen is a professor of journalism and an adjunct curator at the Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University.  He is guest curator of the Carnegie Museum of Art exhibit Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer.  Bossen is also the author of Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light, a biography of this photographer, educator, and critic.

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