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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Share your thoughts with other customers. Szarkowski I would have asked more questions about why the individual images “worked” than what the author covered in his discussions.

If indeed I had had a long private tour of these images with Mr. It does a very good job of providing an overview of photography as an art form.

Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of photographs selected from the Modern’s collections.

See all 45 reviews. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Next, I would read John Szarkowski’s discussion of the piece, and I would see aspects of the photograph that I had not previously seen. Looklng photos are an interesting look at the evolution of photography over time but well before the advent of digital cameras.


Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? First, I would look at a particular photograph in an effort to see what made the photo outstanding. Included are some the of most recognizable pictures of the past years by acknowledged masters of their field such as Adamson, Cameron, Stieglitz, Weston, Cartier-Bresson, Cunningham, Arbus and Frank.

The Nature of Photographs: I was totally captivated by the photo on the cover when I visited a local library and was browsing. This is a great loiking for the whiteness of early photographs and photographers, but doesn’t explain why later photographs weren’t more diverse in both photographer and subject.

You might scoff at this book. The style contrasts sharply with that of Szarkowski’s other, earlier work – The Photographer’s Eye.

That critism aside, and it is a minor one, this book provides a marvellous insight into the creative photogaphic photoyraphs, and has no real peers. Trivia About Looking at Photog The subjects of the discussion of each image is not identical for each one.

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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. Access to photographic equipment and training was largely limited to affluent, or at least middle class, lookinf males, especially in the early days of photography.


It has definately changed the way I view and analyze photography.

Mar 13, Meagan rated it liked it Shelves: Mona rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Apr 11, Jolie rated it really liked it Shelves: Treat yourself to some inspiration…. This is an amazing book, less for the quality of the photographs Which are remarkable and marvelous! Showing of 45 reviews. An Art of Our Own: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

John Szarkowski View Profile. Gavin rated it really liked it Nov 05, Write a customer review. A visually splendid album, the book is both a treasury of remarkable photographs and a lively introduction to the aesthetics and the historical development of photography.