The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist

The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist

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The Photography of Charles Sheeler: American Modernist by Theodore E. Stebbins, Charles Sheeler, Gilles Mora, Karen E. Haas

Considered one of the most significant American painters of the period between the two world wars, and founder of the precisionist school, Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) was also one of the pivotal photographers of the modernist movement in this country. His direct style can be likened to that of contemporaries Paul Strand, and Edward Weston. Sheeler is perhaps best-known for documenting the transformation of the American industrial landscape (in both painting and photography), and for an early series of photographs of his Doylestown, PA, house. A major retrospective dedicated to Sheeler's work is being organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and this book will serve as the catalog.

Author Biography: Gilles Mora is an independent French curator who has produced a series of important photography catalogues including Edward Weston: Forms of Passion (1995) and Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye (1993). Karen Haas is Curator of The Lane Collection, overseeing more than 5,000 photographs on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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ISBN-13: 9780821228128
Publisher: Bulfinch
Publication date: 10/23/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.88(w) x 12.38(h) x 1.10(d)

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