Iconic images of the city from one of the masters of photography collected for the first time in a charming homage to lost New York. Here is "The City of Ambition" the New York that inspires dreams, the Gotham of the early twentieth century, when grand skyscrapers sprouted everywhere amid columns of steam. Alfred Stieglitz the legendary art impresario and husband of Georgia O Keeffe forged a paean to his native city, finding inspiration on the streets, from the harbor ferry, and in the high-rise views. In her essay, respected art historian Bonnie Yochelson places Stieglitz s work within the context of the burgeoning commercial world around him and other artists of the period. Stieglitz witnessed a key period in New York s history when the city suddenly transformed into a modern metropolis. As a child, he grew up in an upper Fifth Avenue brownstone still surrounded by empty lots and dirt roads. Naturally, he was fascinated by the monumental buildings rising around him, and you can sense his wonder in these images. Among the classic buildings he so artfully captured here are the (now demolished) Madison Square Gardens, the Flatiron, Rockefeller Center, the Waldorf Astoria, the Chrysler, and the Empire State. His images formed archetypes that would go on to shape the imagination of generations. This intimate volume makes for a beautiful souvenir of timeless New York, a city of striving and dreaming."
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Alfred Stieglitz was one of the first and most important photographic chroniclers of modern New York City. His images capture the excitement of the younger city, with its burgeoning skyscrapers and bustling street trolleys, in images that have a quaint charm to our eyes today.Recensione:
'…one of those books that, falling open at any page, never fails to deliver a jolt of excitement to the reader.' --The Times, November 2010
'It is a must for anyone who loves both New York and outstanding photography.' --Photography Monthly, December 2010
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Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110847834905
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0847834905
Descrizione libro Skira Rizzoli, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0847834905