Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971 / Edition 2

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Overview


One of Chicago's great cultural achievements, the Institute of Design was among the most important schools of photography in twentieth-century America. It began as an outpost of experimental Bauhaus education and was home to an astonishing group of influential teachers and students, including Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, and Aaron Siskind. To date, however, the ID's enormous contributions to the art and practice of photography have gone largely unexplored. Taken by Design is the first publication to examine thoroughly this remarkable institution and its lasting impact.

With nearly 300 illustrations, including many never-before published photographs, Taken by Design examines the changing nature of photography over this critical period in America's midcentury. It starts by documenting the experimental nature of Moholy's Bauhaus approach and photography's new and enhanced role in training the "complete designer." Next it traces the formal and abstract camera experiments under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, which aimed at achieving a new kind of photographic subjectivity. Finally, it highlights the ID's focus on conscious references to the processes of the photographic medium itself. In addition to photographs by Moholy, Callahan, and Siskind, the book showcases works by Barbara Crane, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Joseph Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, Gyorgy Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Ray K. Metzker, Richard Nickel, Arthur Siegel, Art Sinsabaugh, and many others. Major essays from experts in the field, biographies, a chronology, and reprints of critical essays are also included, making Taken by Design an essential work for anyone interested in the history of American photography.

Contributors include:
Keith Davis, Lloyd Engelbrecht, John Grimes, Nathan Lyons, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Elizabeth Siegel, David Travis, Larry Viskochil, James N. Wood

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
[Chicago’s] strongest and most lasting art for 60 years has not been painting or sculpture but photography. . . . Thanks to more than 200 images from 75 photographers and essays by seven top scholars, anyone with a functioning eye should now be convinced of the city’s extraordinary photographic achievements.

— Alan G. Artner

The New York Times Book Review
Tells the story of the Institute of Design’s rise to prominence and illustrates the work of many of its best students, including Barbara Crane, Linda Connor, Eileen Cowin, Ken Josephson, William Larson and Ray Metzker.

— Andy Grundberg

British Journal of Photography

'A treasure-house of photographic ideas which informed and dominated advertising and publishing for decades—and some might say still does."

Chicago Tribune - Alan G. Artner

“[Chicago’s] strongest and most lasting art for 60 years has not been painting or sculpture but photography. . . . Thanks to more than 200 images from 75 photographers and essays by seven top scholars, anyone with a functioning eye should now be convinced of the city’s extraordinary photographic achievements."

The New York Times Book Review - Andy Grundberg

“Tells the story of the Institute of Design’s rise to prominence and illustrates the work of many of its best students, including Barbara Crane, Linda Connor, Eileen Cowin, Ken Josephson, William Larson and Ray Metzker."

Chicago Tribune

“[Chicago’s] strongest and most lasting art for 60 years has not been painting or sculpture but photography. . . . Thanks to more than 200 images from 75 photographers and essays by seven top scholars, anyone with a functioning eye should now be convinced of the city’s extraordinary photographic achievements."

— Alan G. Artner

The New York Times Book Review

“Tells the story of the Institute of Design’s rise to prominence and illustrates the work of many of its best students, including Barbara Crane, Linda Connor, Eileen Cowin, Ken Josephson, William Larson and Ray Metzker."

— Andy Grundberg

British Journal of Photography

'A treasure-house of photographic ideas which informed and dominated advertising and publishing for decades—and some might say still does."

Booknews
Published in conjunction with the March 2002 exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago, this catalogue illustrates the innovative achievements of the Institute of Design during its formative and peak years, the personalities involved, and the aesthetic experiments fostered there. Seven essays by art historians address the founding generation (1937-46); students' formal and abstract camera explorations from 1946-61; the period between 1961-71, which focused on the conscious reference to the processes of the photographic medium itself; film at the Institute; Chicago's photography scene; an appreciation of Moholy by his daughter; and an epilogue bringing the Institute up to the present. Contains 20 color and 250 b&w illustrations. Also includes biographies, a chronology, and a catalogue of the exhibition. Slightly oversize: 8.75x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226811673
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


David Travis is a curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel and All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life.

Elizabeth Siegel is an assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Table of Contents


Foreword James N. Wood

1 László Moholy-Nagy: An Appreciation
Hattula Moholy-Nagy

2 Educating the Eye: Photography and the
Founding Generation at the Institute of
Design, 1937-46 Lloyd C. Englebrecht

Plates, 1937-46

3 "To Open an Individual Way": Photography
at the Institute of Design, 1946-61
Keith R. Davis

Plates, 1946-61

4 Photography on Its Own: The ID in
the 1960s John Grimes

Plates, 1961-71

5 Big City, Small World: The Photography
Scene in Chicago, 1937-71
Larry Viskochil

6 Vision in Motion: Film and Photography at the Institute of Design
Elizabeth Siegel

7 Epilogue: After 1971 John Grimes

Notes

Biographies

Chronology

Catalogue

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Photography Credits

Index

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