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on 5 June 2015
Really interesting, especially given it's pre digital position in the photographic timeline and some beautiful images.
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on 5 September 2013
The great advantage Szarkowski had over other writers is his ability to communicate in understandable terms his love of images and his knowledge of the subject. This is an enthusiastic book! Each image gets a page to itself and faces comments which can include biography, thematic, cultural or historical overview or comments on the image. He writes engagingly and often with humour. He tends to be rather less critical when dealing with photographers who at the time of writing (nearly 40 years ago) were still living and might sue! A delightful book and a good read.
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on 20 September 2012
His discussion of the founding fathers of photography I can take or leave, but what he says about the mid-century masters and how they approached their craft is essential reading. The images themselves are just tasters.
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on 5 May 2012
I bought it as a part of my research for an essay I had to write last year and although it wasn't as helpful as I was hoping, it is still a great book. Not only showing photographs by some great photographers but there is also a small chunk of text to accompany them.
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on 24 May 2012
Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern ArtThis book is outstanding and a great book to purchase It captures the art of photography at its best.
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on 30 October 2010
John Szarkowski was the director of photography at the MOMA from 1962- 1991 in that time he promoted photography and particular photographers ,this book contains work by all his favoured photographers and is an important landmark in the development of photography as a fine art .
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