Photography

Irving Penn

Centennial

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg,Jeff L. Rosenheim,Alexandra Dennett,Philippe Garner,Adam Kirsch,Harald E.L. Prins,Vasilios Zatse

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396185

Category: Photography

Page: 371

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Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographers ever compiled–nearly 300 in all–including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn's advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennialis essential for any fan of this artist's work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.
Photography

Flowers

photographs

Author: Irving Penn

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 94

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Presents the celebrated photographer's seventy-three remarkable portrait studies of the poppy, the rose, the peony, the lily, the orchid, the begonia, and the tulip at each stage of growth, from bud to death
Photography

Irving Penn

Small Trades

Author: Irving Penn,Virginia Heckert,Anne Lacoste,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892369966

Category: Photography

Page: 269

View: 8856

Presents a catalog of an exhibition of photographs focusing on blue collar workers.
Photography

Still Life

Irving Penn Photographs 1938-2000

Author: Irving Penn,John Szarkowski

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821227022

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Irving Penn is one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. His elegant and innovative photographs are the subject of this volume. It includes some 200 images.
Art

A Notebook at Random

Author: Irving Penn

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821261927

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Art

Irving Penn master images

the collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery

Author: Merry A. Foresta,Irving Penn,William F. Stapp,National Museum of American Art (U.S.),National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 175

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The portraits include Merce Cunningham, Alfred Hitchcock Salvador Dali, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Updike, among many others.

Irving Penn

Beyond Beauty

Author: Merry Foresta

Publisher: Other Distribution

ISBN: 9780300214901

Category:

Page: 240

View: 8861

An accessible overview of the work of legendary American photographer Irving Penn
Art

Paint Lab for Kids

52 Creative Adventures in Painting and Mixed Media for Budding Artists of All Ages

Author: Stephanie Corfee

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627887989

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6412

An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! Paint Lab for Kids features 52 fun, fresh, and kid-friendly art lessons that each explore a paint medium, technique, or effect. Popular artist and author Stephanie Corfee offers an exciting resource of easy-to-follow instructions supported throughout with step-by-step, full-color photographs. Each sequence is accompanied by finished samples and variations as well as the inspiring work of a prominent artist. The projects can be used independently throughout the year or as a curriculum for hands-on art experiences. This is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. Paint Lab for Kids is an excellent resource to get your kids working and creating with paint. "Any artist of any age will find an overflowing toolbox in Paint Lab for Kids. Stephanie's new book makes me want to drop everything and paint. Paint Lab for Kids is overflowing with new ideas that I can't wait to try out in my own studio before I even share them with my kid. I love that the project techniques are ones my daughter can build upon and use throughout her entire creative life." - Ashley Hackshaw, founder of LilBlueBoo.com "What fantastic assignments--all paired with inspiring art from contemporary artists. What a treat!" - Lilla Rogers, owner of artist agency Lilla Rogers Studio and author of I Just Like to Make Things
Photography

The Waking Dream

Photography's First Century : Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870996622

Category: Photography

Page: 384

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Essays by Maria Morris Hambourg and Pierre Apraxine after critical overviews of each of the six chapters, and carefully researched texts by members of the staff of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum, enlivened by often surprising and entertaining vignettes, clarify the historical context of the photographs. Unusual attention has been given to the production of the plates, which were executed under the supervision of the innovative and highly regarded photographer and master printer Richard Benson.
Photography

Earthly Bodies

Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949-50

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821227879

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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One of the world's preeminent photographers, Irving Penn is famous for portraiture, still life, and other commercial work. He is less well known as a superb photographer of the female nude. His most important pictures in this genre were made in 1949-50 during intense sessions with artist's models that were essentially an artistic antidote to the ephemeral fashion world. Charged with powerful, physical, and sexual energy, yet somehow chaste, the images are among the most ambitious and successful nudes ever made. Sequenced to reveal the artist's progressive exploration of his theme, the photographs constitute a remarkable whole -- a frieze of life based on a love affair with earthly goddesses. -- The great 1949-50 nudes by Irving Penn have scarcely been seen and have never been the subject of serious book-length study. -- The book features faithful tritone reproductions of Penn's exquisitely wrought prints in silver and platinum and four dramatic gatefolds. --
Art

Paul Strand, Circa 1916

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg,Paul Strand,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870998471

Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 9099

Published to accompany an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from February 1998, this is a study of the achievements of the early career of the American photographer, Paul Strand (1890-1976). After studying photography in New York with the social reformer Lewis Hine, Strand began to absorb the ideas of the European avant-garde, and fellow-photographer and art entrepreneur Alfred Stieglitz heralded Strand's pictures as the first images of an incisive modern vision.
Photography

Herb Ritts

L.A. Style

Author: Herb Ritts,Paul Martineau,James Crump

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606061003

Category: Photography

Page: 206

View: 1232

Presents a collection of photographs by the iconic American artist, whose career as a fashion and fine art photographer spanned a period of thirty years until his untimely death from AIDS in 2002.
Photography

Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand

Masterworks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Malcolm R. Daniel

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0300169019

Category: Photography

Page: 178

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Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), Edward Steichen (1879–1973), and Paul Strand (1890–1976) are among the most famous photographers of the 20th century. This handsome volume showcases for the first time the Metropolitan Museum’s extraordinarily rich holdings of works by these diverse and groundbreaking masters. A passionate advocate for photography and modern art promoted through his “Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession” (also known as “291”) and his journal Camera Work, Stieglitz was also a photographer of supreme accomplishment. Featured works by Stieglitz include portraits, landscapes, city views, and cloud studies, along with photographs from his composite portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe (selected by O’Keeffe herself for the Museum). Steichen—perhaps best known as a fashion photographer, celebrity portraitist, and MoMA curator—was Stieglitz’s man in Paris, gallery collaborator, and most talented exemplar of Photo-Secessionist photography. His three large variant prints of The Flatiron and his moonlit photographs of Rodin’s Balzac are highlighted here. Marking a pivotal moment in the course of photography, the final double issue of Camera Work (1915–17) was devoted to the young Paul Strand, whose photographs from 1915 and 1916 treated three principal themes—movement in the city, abstractions, and street portraits—and pioneered a shift from the soft-focus Pictorialist aesthetic to the straight approach and graphic power of an emerging modernism. Represented are Strand’s rare large platinum prints—most of them unique exhibition prints of images popularly known only as Camera Work photogravures. The rarely exhibited photographs gathered in Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand are among the crown jewels of the Metropolitan’s collection.
Art

Keeping an Eye Open

Essays on Art

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874791

Category: Art

Page: 288

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An extraordinary collection—hawk-eyed and understanding—from the Man Booker Prize–winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life. As Julian Barnes notes: “Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting . . . But it is a rare picture that stuns, or argues, us into silence. And if one does, it is only a short time before we want to explain and understand the very silence into which we have been plunged.” This is the exact dynamic that informs his new book. In his 1989 novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters, Barnes had a chapter on Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, and since then he has written about many great masters of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, including Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Cézanne, Degas, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Vallotton, Braque, Magritte, Oldenburg, Lucian Freud and Howard Hodgkin. The seventeen essays gathered here help trace the arc from Romanticism to Realism and into Modernism; they are adroit, insightful and, above all, a true pleasure to read. From the Hardcover edition.
Photography

Modern times

Author: John Szarkowski,Eugène Atget,Maria Morris Hambourg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870702181

Category: Photography

Page: 182

View: 7841

Photographs

Platinum and Palladium Photographs

Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation

Author: Constance McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997867909

Category: Photographs

Page: 504

View: 7589

The volume presents the results of a four-year inter-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative led and organized by the National Gallery of Art. Contributions by 47 leading photograph conservators, scientists, and historians provide detailed examinations of the chemical, material, and aesthetic qualities of this important class of rare, beautiful, and technically complex photographs. The volume will help those who care for photograph collections gain a thorough appreciation of the technical and aesthetic characteristics of platinum and palladium prints and scientific basis for their preservation.