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Focus: Five Women Photographers

Wolf, Sylvia

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ISBN 10: 0807525316 / ISBN 13: 9780807525319
Published by Albert Whitman & Company, 1994
Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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Morton Grove. 1994. Albert Whitman & Company. 1st Printing. Very Good In Dustjacket. 90. 64 pages. hardcover. Cover - 'Radioacyive Cats' by Sandy Skoglund. 0807525316. keywords:. inventory # 20404. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The lives and work of five women photographers whose work spans the history of photography: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Flor Garduno (b. 1957), Sandy Skoglund (b. 1946), and Lorna Simpson (b. 1960). With over 30 photographs, some in color. The photography is innovative and there are some excellent shots from ones of Herschel and Tennyson to Life Magazine shots to more ‘postmodern’ and other fascinating pictures. Bookseller Inventory # 20404

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Title: Focus: Five Women Photographers

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book by Wolf, Sylvia

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Grade 6 Up-Wolf looks at five women who have made unique, artistic contributions to the field of photography. A brief biographical sketch is accompanied by a portrait of the artist and a half dozen photos representative of her work. In the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron developed the Pictorialist photographic style by which she sought to express the emotion of her subject rather than simply replicating its image. Margaret Bourke-White gained renown for her compelling pictures of industry and of the human condition, in peace and at war, as well as for the photo essay, which was the backbone of Life magazine. Initially, for these women, photography was a means of earning money to supplement meager resources, while the three contemporary photographers, Flor Gardu?o, Sandy Skoglund, and Lorna Simpson, approached photography as an outgrowth of interest in other art forms. Gardu?o focuses on examples of Hispanic culture. Skoglund and Simpson both go beyond careful composition for their work in that they create entire settings for their subjects. In the Skoglund image titled "Spirituality in Flesh," the walls, floor, mannequin, and stool on which the latter is seated are covered with hamburger. In similar fashion, Simpson's exhibitions or installments depend on elaborate arrangements, often complete with music. The author's challenge to her readers to devise new interpretations of the photographs extends the use of this book beyond recognition of style. Libraries can use this title for the basic information and as a springboard for interpretive discussions of photography as an art form.
Nancy E. Curran, Decatur Public Schools, IL
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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