Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
The first survey of The Museum of Modern Art's Photography Collection, Looking at Photographs is not only a treasury of benchmark photographs but ... Show synopsis The first survey of The Museum of Modern Art's Photography Collection, Looking at Photographs is not only a treasury of benchmark photographs but also an introduction to the aesthetics and the historical development of photography. Since 1930, when the museum accessioned its first photograph, a vast and unique archive of pictures has been assembled for study, preservation, and exhibition. Among the photographers whose work is reproduced and discussed here arc Hill and Adamson, Cameron, O'Sullivan, Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, Weston, Walker Evans, Cartier-Bresson, Lange, Brassai, Ansel Adams, Minor White, and Robert Frank. Some of these photographs are classics, familiar and well-loved favorites; many others are surprising, little-known works by the masters of the art, and a number are hitherto unpublished works by unknown photographers of the past. Originally published in 1973, this paperback reissue -- with new duotone separations using the latest technology -- brings this remarkable book back to a new generation.