Weegee and Naked City / Edition 1

Weegee and Naked City / Edition 1

by Anthony W. Lee, Richard Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520255909

ISBN-13: 9780520255906

Pub. Date: 04/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


"While Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Steiglitz photographed New York's sleek skyscrapers, Arthur Fellig (called Weegee) documented the seamy underside of depression-era New York. In this extraordinary book, Richard Meyer and Anthony Lee tell a gripping tale, filled with historical detail about Weegee's transformation from freelance newspaper…  See more details below

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"While Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Steiglitz photographed New York's sleek skyscrapers, Arthur Fellig (called Weegee) documented the seamy underside of depression-era New York. In this extraordinary book, Richard Meyer and Anthony Lee tell a gripping tale, filled with historical detail about Weegee's transformation from freelance newspaper photographer to fine artist with the publication of his enormously successful book Naked City, in 1945."--Cécile Whiting, author of Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s

"Lee and Meyer return Weegee to his 'working world' by exploring the multiple contexts of his production-the Photo League, the tabloids, the exhibition galleries, and the book market. The volume adds an important dimension to our understanding of how Weegee straddled the worlds of popular culture, photojournalism, and left politics."--Miles Orvell, author of American Photography and John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II (UC Press)

"Groundbreaking. Anthony Lee and Richard Meyer delve deeply into a rich archive of media and exhibition history, criticism, and biography to arrive at original interpretations of the most enigmatic photographer in modern visual and print culture."--Jordana Mendelson, author of Documenting Spain: Artists, Exhibition Culture, and the Modern Nation, 1929-1939

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520255906
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/02/2008
Series:
Defining Moments in American Photography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,284,545
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(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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