On V.J. Day in Times Square, a sailor kissing a pretty girl he's never met before is caught in the act. Newly arrived European immigrants at Ellis Island gaze at the camera with a mix of apprehension and hope. A groundbreaking still life artfully eroticizes the curves and shadows of a twisted bell pepper. These are a few of the more than 150 photographs collected in "American Photography" that document a century of our national experience. Whether viewed as a purely artistic medium, a tool for influencing public opinion, or a recorder of events both public and personal, photography has been a powerful and intimate vehicle for communicating our values and our dreams. Focusing on one or more images for each year, this companion book to the PBS series considers some of the century's best-known photographs as well as everyday snapshots, examining the diverse roles photography has played in shaping our lives. From the one-dollar Brownie snapshot of a baby in 1900 to the awesome potential of computer-enhanced images at the brink of the millennium, "American Photography" covers a range of styles, formats, and subjects as diverse as the nation they sprang from. Richly detailed, authoritative, and abundantly illustrated, "American Photography" is a landmark look at the pictures we have taken, and where they have taken us.
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Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This companion volume to the marvelous PBS series contends that the still photograph has played a strong role not only in capturing our history but in shaping it. Ranging form Weegee to Warhol, the book shoots with a wide-angle lens, covering the standard pictures used repeatedly in numerous compilations as well as family snapshots, glamour and advertising photos, art and science images, and press pics form the Graflex gods of yore and today's digital image makers. The editors credit the advancement of photography of all kinds to the debut of LIFE magazine; unlike the pictures in previous publication, those in LIFE didn't simply buttress the stories, they often were the stories. The book also describes how the use of photography influenced public opinion, form the man on the street to the man in the White House. The text is excellent, but the pictures speak for themselves and there are shots here that capture history (Bob Capa's GIs in the bloody surf of Omaha Beach) and evoke emotion (Dorothea Lange's heartbreaking portraits of Depression-era poor) better than words possibly could. Recommended. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0811826228
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0811826228
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0811826228 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-0811826228
Descrizione libro Chronicle Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110811826228