Weegee and Naked City / Edition 1

Weegee and Naked City / Edition 1

by Anthony W. Lee, Richard Meyer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520251830

ISBN-13: 9780520251830

Pub. Date: 04/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, and his 1945 photography book, Naked City—with its lurid tabloid-style images of Manhattan crime, crowds, and boisterous nightlife—changed prevailing journalistic practices almost overnight.
In this volume, two art historians, Anthony W. Lee and Richard Meyer, bring markedly different outlooks on

Overview

Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, and his 1945 photography book, Naked City—with its lurid tabloid-style images of Manhattan crime, crowds, and boisterous nightlife—changed prevailing journalistic practices almost overnight.
In this volume, two art historians, Anthony W. Lee and Richard Meyer, bring markedly different outlooks on photography and modernism to their discussions of Weegee and his book. Meyer looks carefully at Weegee's pictures before and after they were collected and assesses how his practice of tabloid photography was inseparable from his own lowbrow appeal. Lee paints the vivid details of a leftist journalism world in 1930s and 1940s New York and shows how this world helped shape the photographer's vision. These essays restore the Naked City photographs to the mass circulation newspapers and magazines for which they were intended, and they trace the strange process by which the most famous of these pictures—suffused with blood, gore, and sensational crime—entered the museum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251830
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/02/2008
Series:
Defining Moments in American Photography Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


introduction

Learning from Low Culture
richard meyer

Human Interest Stories
anthony w. lee

notes works cited index

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