LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS: PICTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN. ART by John Szarkowski. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from . Looking at Photographs has ratings and 21 reviews. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues.

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It does a very good job iohn providing an overview of photography as an art form. I had multiple flashbacks to my photo-history classes, in a good way. Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers.

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The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting. Dana rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Barn, Framing from Loft, ca.

Szarkoowski is head-scratching sentimentalism, some dead-on perfect in a frame. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. I posted a mini-review of the book on my blog here.


Other editions – View all Looking at photographs: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Not the best choice of photos, but the commentary is interesting.

Amazon Giveaway allows you szar,owski run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The quality of reproduction is also good. It’s a great starter’s guide for anyone interested in the artistic possibilities of photography. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

In most discussions we learn about the history of the photographer. I’m not sure if that was on purpose, or just an example of a bias toward black and white film as more formal or artistic They are in approximately chronological order.

This is an amazing book, less for the quality of the photographs Which are remarkable and marvelous! How much has Friedlander and Arbus influenced him or he, them? Dec 09, Anita rated it it was amazing.

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This handsome book hints at the depth and breadth of the solutions to the question of what is significant in pictures. Bill Mudge rated it really liked it Feb 24, I will say that the accompanying This book was full of striking, impressive, or otherwise important photographs accompanied by a few paragraphs about why each photograph was selected to represent both the history of photography and the overall collection at the Museum of Modern Art.


See all 45 reviews. The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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A survey of the MOMA’s photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development.

This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. The included photos are inarguably important ones, and the paragraphs do a good job of placing them in historical and artistic context while remaining brief introductions, leaving the focus on the images themselves. That critism aside, and it is a minor one, this book provides a marvellous insight into the creative photogaphic process, and has no real peers.