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Photography Until Now

John. Szarkowski

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ISBN 10: 0870705741 / ISBN 13: 9780870705748
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Softcover in illustrated wraps. First printing of first softcover edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Faint spotting on right-hand textblock. Luminous black-and-white and color photos throughout. Published to accompany an exhibit of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1989. 4to. 343 pp. including index. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 81723

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Title: Photography Until Now

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First softcover edition

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Traces the first one hundred and fifty years of photography, and shows photographs of representative artists from William Henry Fox Talbot to Cindy Sherman

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"Inventions--the name by which we call devices that seem fundamentally new--are almost always born out of a process that is more like farming than magic." With these reifying, revivifying words, Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art photography director Szarkowski ( The Photographer's Eye ) embarks on what is perhaps his most ambitious book. Less a conventional history of photography than a carefully ordered series of reflections on the stages of the art, the volume begins with the invention of the camera obscura by Johannes Kepler in 1611 and concludes, in a chapter entitled "After the Magazines," with the enormous growth of audience and technical innovation for photography that began in the 1940s--when Magnum was founded to meet photographic needs and improve the standards of magazines around the world. Szarkowski's exquisite eye, as exemplified by photographs included here by Josef Albers, Eliott Erwitt, William Henry Fox Talbot, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, anonymous greats and many others, is matched by prose whose grace is equal to its deep seriousness. The book, a tie-in to a MOMA exhibition, is essential for anyone with an interest in photography or culture in larger terms.
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