First edition. Paperback. White wrappers slightly darkened and creased, otherwise very good. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Featuring 200 superb plates spanning half a century, this book is the first retrospective of the work of Roy DeCarava, a great American photographer known for his brilliant photographs of Harlem and of jazz musicians such as Billie Holliday and John Coltrane. Published to accompany a major exhibition that opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in early 1996.
From Booklist: That DeCarava was a painter and graphic artist before turning to photography does much to explain the strong lines, extraordinarily rich tonality, and dramatic exploitation of light in his photos. Their emotional charge, however, arises from the social choices DeCarava made for his career. He has expended nearly his entire professional effort upon New York City's black communities. He cherishes the people, places, and events in his pictures and developed early the means to express his affection. He shoots using only ambient light, then prints so as to coax light expressively out of very dark images or, less often, to delineate darker detail in very light ones. The grays in his black-and-white pictures are velvety and warm--qualities he occasionally enhances by purposely shooting out of focus or exposing long enough to show movement. Whether a picture's immediate subject is documentarily realistic or, as in a photo such as Crushed Can, an abstract form bodied forth in a concrete object, the work is charged with earthy mystery, like a prime Rembrandt painting or a late Michelangelo sculpture in which, because of the artist's rendering of light and mass, life seems to be springing off the canvas, out of the stone, like Adam from the earth on the day of his creation. Like one of his favorite portrait subjects, John Coltrane, DeCarava is one of the transcendently great American artists. Ray Olson
Titolo: Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective.
Casa editrice: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: good. First. 0870701266. Codice libro della libreria 567153
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0870701266
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, U.S.A., 1996. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First Edition. This is a near fine, unmarked, paperback first edition copy, white spine. MEDIA SHIPPING ONLY, extra for airmail or international shipping. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 072068
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Softcover. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition :. Quarto in soft cover, tips faintly flaring, else unworn and FINE. All black and white photos in excellent condition. ; 11.40 X 9.70 X 0.90 inches. Codice libro della libreria 23156
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very Good in Softcover. A nice clean copy with slight upturn to fore edge of front cover. Inscribed by DeCarava on the Title page. 1st Edition. 280pp 4to. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 129088
Descrizione libro Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. From the Foreword: "In 1950, The Museum of Modern Art purchased three photographs from Roy DeCarava, then a thirty-yearold artist who only recently had turned to photography. Now, in 1996, the Museum presents an exhibition of some two hundred photographs surveying the nearly five decades of DeCarava's work to date. Together, that early purchase and the present exhibition express the two central, reciprocal missions of the Museum: to respond alertly to new art, and to honor and study lasting creative achievement. The Museum regularly has exhibited DeCarava's pictures in temporary exhibitions since 1953 and in its photography collection galleries since they were created in 1964. We are proud now to present a thoughtful overview of his long and distinguished career.". Codice libro della libreria x1922
Descrizione libro Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 280 p. Very light shelf-rubbing to covers; spine lightly sunned. Binding tight. No names, bookplate or markings in the book whatsoever. Text is clean and bright. DeCarava (1919-2009) was the first African American photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship and was awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2006. He established himself as a street photographer of daily life, especially African-American life in New York City. "I don't really think that the technique really determines the veracity of the image. It's what the image does to the viewer that determines whether it's right or wrong."--Roy DeCarava. Codice libro della libreria 002008
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996. Softcover. Condizione libro: Fine. SIGNED by DeCarava on the title page. ; 11.40 X 9.70 X 0.90 inches; 280 pages; Signed by Illustrator. Codice libro della libreria 286346
Descrizione libro NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Softcover exhibition catalog, 280 pages, very good condition except some scattered light shelfwear rubbing to covers including residue from removed sticker on spine; MOMA library stamp on 1 page; no other internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra for this book. Codice libro della libreria RoDeNY100
Descrizione libro The Museum of Modern Art, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020870701266