LOOKING AT PHOTOGRAPHS: PICTURES FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN. ART by John Szarkowski. This is the man who taught us how to look at photographs. Szarkowski held the position of director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from . Looking at Photographs has ratings and 21 reviews. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues.

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I have lent it to friends. Refresh and try again. MOMA produced exhibitions of photography under his leadership. Reissued in with new digital duotones-this volume is now available to a new generation of readers.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a great starter’s guide for anyone interested in the artistic possibilities of photography.

Buy the selected items together This item: This book discusses photographers shots with no artist twice. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This handsome book hints at the depth and breadth of the solutions to the question of what is significant in pictures.

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I’m not sure if that was on purpose, or just an example of a bias toward black and white film as more formal or artistic My review from September 30, Szarkowsky manages to have something impressive to say about each photographer’s approach to his or her subject matter, and the whole book left me feeling really good about my own work and potential.


Apr 18, Claire rated it it was ok Shelves: Looking at these photos, one seems more predisposed at first to search for reference, connection, and to fix it somehow in the flow of the history of photography.

The text is by John S; the photos are by the best photographers. John Szarkowski’s brief essay about each photograph truly opened my eyes to the subject photograph.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you photogrsphs to suggest updates through seller support? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A fascinating look at some of the photographs that helped shape the art.

Sincewhen the Museum accessioned its first photograph, it has assembled an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of pictures for preservation, study and exhibition. Sarki rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Photpgraphs About Looking at Photog AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

He championed the careers of many visionary photographers, including Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.


ezarkowski I can say I was not disappointed. John describes how each photographer and photograph is unique. I was totally captivated by the photo on the cover when I visited a local library and was browsing.

This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. I love this art form, dammit.

It is a book to savor slowly, taking in Szarkowski’s essays and viewing the photographs individually as well as a collection.

The writing about the early photographic processes is quite interesting. A must read for the burgeoning photographer. Account Options Sign in. Read more Read less.

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This book has a wonderful selection of iconic photos and information about them.