Stieglitz, Camera Work

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Pioneers in photography as an art form: Highlights from Stieglitz’s legendary photo journal (1903–1917)

Photographer, writer, publisher, and curator Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was a visionary far ahead of his time. Around the turn of the 20th century, he founded the Photo-Secession, a progressive movement concerned with advancing the creative possibilities of photography, and by 1903 began publishing Camera Work, an avant-garde magazine devoted to voicing the ideas, both in ...

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Overview

Pioneers in photography as an art form: Highlights from Stieglitz’s legendary photo journal (1903–1917)

Photographer, writer, publisher, and curator Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was a visionary far ahead of his time. Around the turn of the 20th century, he founded the Photo-Secession, a progressive movement concerned with advancing the creative possibilities of photography, and by 1903 began publishing Camera Work, an avant-garde magazine devoted to voicing the ideas, both in images and words, of the Photo-Secession. Camera Work was the first photo journal whose focus was visual, rather than technical, and its illustrations were of the highest quality hand-pulled photogravure printed on Japanese tissue. This book brings together all photographs from the journal’s 50 issues.

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Text in English, French, and German

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836544078
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 514,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Roberts was Curator at the British Royal Photographic Society from 1982-2001. She lives in Bath.

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