Photographers of Genius at the Getty Book

Photographers of Genius at the Getty

  • Author : Weston J. Naef
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780892367498

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Celebrating 20 years of collecting photographs at the Getty Museum, Photographers of Genius at the Getty spotlights the genius of 38 seminal photographers selected from the hundreds of artists represented in the collection.

Julia Margaret Cameron Book
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Julia Margaret Cameron

  • Author : Julian Cox
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2003-03-20
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN : 9780892366811

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According to one of Julia Margaret Cameron’s great-nieces, “we never knew what Aunt Julia was going to do next, nor did anyone else.” This is an accurate summation of the life of the British photographer (1815–1879), who took up the camera at age forty-eight and made more than twelve hundred images during a fourteen-year career. Living at the height of the Victorian era, Cameron was anything but conventional, experimenting with the relatively new medium of photography, promoting her own art though exhibition and sale, and pursuing the eminent personalities of her age—Alfred Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Thomas Carlyle, and others—as subjects for her lens. For the first time, all known images by Cameron, one of the most important nineteenth-century artists in any medium, are gathered together in a catalogue raisonné. In addition to a complete catalogue of Cameron’s photographs, there is information on her life and times, initial experiments, artistic aspirations, techniques, small-format images, albums, commercial strategies, sitters, and sources of inspiration. Also provided are a selected bibliography of publications on Cameron, a list of exhibitions of her work held both in her time as well as our own, and a summary of important collections where her pictures can be found.

Inside the Getty Book

Inside the Getty

  • Author : William R. Hackman
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0892369116

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Inside the Getty takes readers on a tour from J. Paul Getty's original museum in his home near Malibu to the seemingly endless corridors that run underneath the Getty Center in Los Angeles; from the galleries and storerooms of the J. Paul Getty Museum to the library and special collections of the Getty Research Institute; from the scientific laboratories of the Getty Conservation Institute to the worldwide philanthropy of the Getty Foundation; and from the public places and programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust to the secret spaces and stories of this landmark organization.

The Thrill of the Chase Book

The Thrill of the Chase

  • Author : Paul Martineau
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2016-03-15
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9781606064672

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Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. (1921–1987) amassed an extraordinary collection of 26,000 photographs between 1973 and 1984, recognizing that photography was an undervalued art form on which he might have a profound impact as a collector. He was mainly attracted to photographs that stimulated his imagination, and his taste ran toward the idiosyncratic—images that surprised him chiefly because he had never seen them before. In choosing the 147 works reproduced in this volume, Paul Martineau selected masterpieces as well as images from obscure sources: daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs, plus mug shots, medical photographs, and works by unknown makers. The latter category contains some of the most outstanding objects in the collection, demonstrating Wagstaff’s willingness to position unfamiliar images alongside works by established masters as well as underrepresented contemporary artists of the time, including Jo Ann Callis, William Garnett, and Edmund Teske. This book is published to accompany an eponymous exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from March 15 to July 31, 2016; at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT, from September 10 to December 11, 2016; and at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, ME, from February 1 to April 30, 2017.

Jo Ann Callis Book

Jo Ann Callis

  • Author : Judith Keller
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780892369560

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Jo Ann Callis: Woman Twirling is the catalogue of an exhibition to be held at the J.Paul Getty Museum from March 31 to August 9, 2009. The book, comprising more than fifty color and twenty black-and-white works that range from 1974 to 2005, constitutes the first book-length treatment of Callis's work since 1989

Photography and Collaboration Book

Photography and Collaboration

  • Author : Daniel Palmer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-09-15
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781000211429

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Photography and Collaboration offers a fresh perspective on existing debates in art photography and on the act of photography in general. Unlike conventional accounts that celebrate individual photographers and their personal visions, this book investigates the idea that authorship in photography is often more complex and multiple than we imagine – involving not only various forms of partnership between photographers, but also an astonishing array of relationships with photographed subjects and viewers. Thematic chapters explore the increasing prevalence of collaborative approaches to photography among a broad range of international artists – from conceptual practices in the 1960s to the most recent digital manifestations. Positioning contemporary work in a broader historical and theoretical context, the book reveals that collaboration is an overlooked but essential dimension of the medium’s development and potential.

Eug  ne Atget Book

Eug ne Atget

  • Author : Eugène Atget
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2000
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 089236601X

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Publisher Fact Sheet Featuring details of often-inconspicuous buildings, side streets, cul-de-sacs, & public sculptures in his beloved Paris. Includes commentary on each image.

Weegee and Naked City Book

Weegee and Naked City

  • Author : Anthony W. Lee
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Date : 2008-04-02
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9780520255906

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“While Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Steiglitz photographed New York's sleek skyscrapers, Arthur Fellig (called Weegee) documented the seamy underside of depression-era New York. In this extraordinary book, Richard Meyer and Anthony Lee tell a gripping tale, filled with historical detail about Weegee's transformation from freelance newspaper photographer to fine artist with the publication of his enormously successful book Naked City, in 1945.”—Cécile Whiting, author of Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s “Lee and Meyer return Weegee to his 'working world' by exploring the multiple contexts of his production-the Photo League, the tabloids, the exhibition galleries, and the book market. The volume adds an important dimension to our understanding of how Weegee straddled the worlds of popular culture, photojournalism, and left politics."—Miles Orvell, author of American Photography and John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II (UC Press) “Groundbreaking. Anthony Lee and Richard Meyer delve deeply into a rich archive of media and exhibition history, criticism, and biography to arrive at original interpretations of the most enigmatic photographer in modern visual and print culture.”—Jordana Mendelson, author of Documenting Spain: Artists, Exhibition Culture, and the Modern Nation, 1929-1939

Camille Silvy Book

Camille Silvy

  • Author : Mark Haworth-Booth
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1606060252

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Life and work of the French photographer Camille Silvy (1834-1910).

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite Book

Carleton Watkins in Yosemite

  • Author : Weston J. Naef
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780892369454

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This is an illustrated volume that takes readers on a tour through Yosemite Valley from the view at Inspiration Point to the panorama high above the valley at Glacier Point, all from the perspective of one of Yosemite's first surveyors.

Monumental Journey Book

Monumental Journey

  • Author : Stephen C. Pinson
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Date : 2019-01-28
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781588396631

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In 1842, the pioneering French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804–1892) set out eastward across the Mediterranean, daguerreotype equipment in tow. He spent the next three years documenting lands that were then largely unknown to the West, including Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon, in some of the earliest surviving photographic images of these places. Monumental Journey, the first monograph in English on this brilliant yet enigmatic artist, explores the hundreds of daguerreotypes Girault made during his unprecedented trip, offering a rare, early look at sites and cities that have since been altered—sometimes irrevocably—by urban, environmental, and political change. Beautiful full-scale reproductions of Girault’s photographs, many published here for the first time, and incisive essays shed new light on the arc of his career and his groundbreaking contributions to the burgeoning fields of photography, archaeology, and architectural history. Monumental Journey presents an artist of astonishing innovation whose work occupies a singular space at the border of history and modernity, tradition and invention, endurance and evanescence. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Retroactivity and Contemporary Art Book

Retroactivity and Contemporary Art

  • Author : Craig Staff
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2018-04-19
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781350009998

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Contemporary art is often preoccupied with time, or acts in which the past is recovered. Through specific case studies of artists who strategically work with historical moments, this book examines how art from the last two decades has sought to mobilize these particular histories, and to what effect, against the backdrop of Modernism. Drawing on the art theory of Rosalind Krauss and the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur, Gerhard Richter, and Pierre Nora, Retroactivity and Contemporary Art interprets those works that foreground some aspect of retroactivity – whether re-enacting, commemorating, or re-imagining – as key artistic strategies. This book is striking philosophical reflection on time within art and art within time, and an indispensable read for those attempting to understand the artistic significance of history, materiality, and memory.

Icons of Style Book

Icons of Style

  • Author : Paul Martineau
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Date : 2018-07-10
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9781606065587

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In 1911 the French publisher Lucien Vogel challenged Edward Steichen to create the first artistic, rather than merely documentary, fashion photographs, a moment that is now considered to be a turning point in the history of fashion photography. As fashion changed over the next century, so did the photography of fashion. Steichen’s modernist approach was forthright and visually arresting. In the 1930s the photographer Martin Munkácsi pioneered a gritty, photojournalistic style. In the 1960s Richard Avedon encouraged his models to express their personalities by smiling and laughing, which had often been discouraged previously. Helmut Newton brought an explosion of sexuality into fashion images and turned the tables on traditional gender stereotypes in the 1970s, and in the 1980s Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts made male sexuality an important part of fashion photography. Today, following the integration of digital technology, teams like Inez & Vinoodh and Mert & Marcus are reshaping our notion of what is acceptable—not just aesthetically but also technically and conceptually—in a fashion photograph. This lavishly illustrated survey of one hundred years of fashion photography updates and reevaluates this history in five chronological chapters by experts in photography and fashion history. It includes more than three hundred photographs by the genre’s most famous practitioners as well as important but lesser-known figures, alongside a selection of costumes, fashion illustrations, magazine covers, and advertisements.