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Davis, Keith F. 1952-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 10,458 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Catalogs  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: TR23, 779.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith F Davis
The origins of American photography : from daguerreotype to dry-plate, 1839-1885 by Keith F Davis( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this text, Keith F. Davis examines photography's social history and aesthetic development in an era of rapid national growth. He demonstrates how key themes and genres - including the business of daguerreian portraiture, the markets for Civil War images, and the art of Western landscape photography - reflected the concerns and values of nineteenth-century society. Photographers of this era expressed a new national consciousness while, at the same time, helping to shape it. They also explored the visual language of a radically new medium, laying the foundation for all of photography's subsequent history."--Jacket
Harry Callahan : new color, photographs 1978-1987 by Keith F Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Dorothea Lange by Dorothea Lange( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) is widely recognized as one of the most eloquent and influential photographers in American history. While she is best known for her powerful images of the Depression era, made for the Farm Security Administration between 1935 and 1939, Lange was active as a photographer from the 1920s to the early 1960s and embraced a variety of subjects, from her own family to life in foreign lands. This book surveys the full breadth of her remarkable achievement. Reproduced here are important works from every phase of her career, from rare vintage examples of her most famous photographs to images that are far less familiar. The range of this work serves to confirm Lange's historical stature while expanding our understanding of her creative vision, which was at once documentary and interpretive. Lange's work has remained a touchstone for later generations of photographers due to its powerful synthesis of visual sophistication and emotional complexity
An American century of photography : from dry-plate to digital by Hallmark Photographic Collection( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Century of Photography represents the first comprehensive study of this vast and important subject from the mid-1880s to the present. Lavishly illustrated, and printed to the highest technical standards in both tritone and color, this authoritative volume presents a significantly new perspective on the history of American photography that will be of interest to general audiences and scholars alike. Based largely on photography's own literature and supplemented with detailed source notes, this book emphasizes the relationships between individuals and aesthetic movements, and the intellectual and cultural climate in which artists work. Together, the images and text of this volume constitute both an introduction to, and an exploration of, the most vital age of American photography. This era began just over a century ago with the advent of the dry-plate and the hand camera; now, in the mid-1990s photography is in the midst of another revolution, one brought on by the impact of the computer. An American Century of Photography documents this remarkable evolution through a detailed discussion of leading photographers and the reproduction of a great variety of images, from such famous works as Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother to many that were previously little known or unpublished. The variety of this selection will greatly expand understanding of the complexities and riches of American photography. In addition, this volume takes a broad view of its subject by including important European artists who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, such as Andre Kertesz, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and others
An American century of photography : from dry-plate to digital : the Hallmark Photographic Collection by Hallmark Photographic Collection( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variety of the selection greatly expands our understanding of the complexities and riches of American photography from the late nineteenth century to the present." "The book accompanies a major traveling exhibition of masterworks from the Hallmark Photographic Collection, one of the most renowned holdings of its kind in the world."--Jacket
The art of Frederick Sommer : photography, drawing, collage by Frederick Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - published in the centenary of the artist's birth - chronicles the extraordinary life and work of Frederick Sommer (1905-1999). One of the great masters and key innovators in the history of photography, Sommer was a complex and creative individual. His work in photography is unconventional and fascinating for its wide range of methodologies and techniques, from his embrace of the large-format camera and exquisite print quality to his use of constructed subjects and synthetic negatives. Sommer also made masterful drawings, watercolors, musical scores, and collages. These varied works are united by the vitality of his creative imagination - his unparalleled ability to explore, stretch, and blend the possibilities of his chosen media." "Sommer began his career as a landscape architect. He purchased his first camera in 1930, while recovering from tuberculosis in Switzerland. Arriving in Arizona in 1931, Sommer abandoned his original profession and began painting and drawing. After meeting Alfred Stieglitz in 1935 and Edward Weston in 1936, Sommer's interest in photography deepened and he quickly became a master of the medium. Other artists who later proved inspirational to Sommer included Precisionist painter and photographer Charles Sheeler, Surrealist artist Max Ernst, and photographer Aaron Siskind." "With an essay by photo historian Keith F. Davis, reproductions of Sommer's diverse works, and a detailed chronology of his life by April M. Watson, The Art of Frederick Sommer describes and documents the full scope of the artist's achievement as a twentieth-century visionary. The book is a revelation for scholars, artists, students, and everyone who appreciates the power of art to transform, transcend, and inspire."--Jacket
Heartland : the photographs of Terry Evans by Keith F Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The landscape and people of the American Midwest have captivated photographer Terry Evans (b. 1944) throughout her forty-year photographic career. Evans has a deep connection to her native region, which she has explored from a variety of visual and thematic perspectives. Heartland traces the evolution of Evans's vision, beginning in the early 1970s with her social documentary images of people in Kansas. She became a landscape photographer in 1978, focusing on the grasses, land, and skies of the prairie; this was followed by an aerial survey of the entire Great Plains, from Texas to Canada. She has also photographed Chicago from the air, an abandoned military site, small-town life in Kansas, and historical samples of prairie flora and fauna from Chicago's Field Museum. More recently, she has documented the steel industry in the Midwest and oil and gas drilling in North Dakota. This generously illustrated book examines all of these works, which together reveal the enduring beauty of the prairie landscape."--Publisher's website
Marks in place : contemporary responses to rock art by Linda Connor( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of heaven : the dome in European architecture by David Stephenson( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a full-page color plate of the dome of a great European monument on every page, turning the pages of this volume is not unlike pressing one's eye to a kaleidoscope, with ribs, mosaics, stone, gilt, stucco, wood, or painting spinning in patterns around an ever-present still center
Désiré Charnay, expeditionary photographer by Keith F Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken by design : photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Homer Page : the Guggenheim year : New York, 1949-50 by Keith F Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence John Laughlin : visionary photographer by Keith F Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George N. Barnard, photographer of Sherman's campaign by Keith F Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate observer : photographs by Carl Van Vechten by Keith F Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest of these images, with a text placing this little-known body of work in its historical and artistic context. Photography represents only one facet of Carl Van Vechten's extraordinary creative life. As music critic for the New York Times he witnessed performances by the most important avant-garde artists of the time and came to know many of them personally. In 1915 he published his first book of collected criticism. Over the next fifteen years he published eight
Todd Webb : photographs of New York and Paris, 1945-1960 by Keith F Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American horizons : the photographs of Art Sinsabaugh by Keith F Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Crossroads of American Photography examines the aesthetic and personal interrelationships of three photographers who helped define the course of American photography after Steiglitz: Frederick Sommer (1905-1999), Harry Callahan (1912-1999) and Aaron Siskind (1903-1991). Although each member of this "holy trinity" (as they were dubbed by photographer and publisher Jonathan Williams) has been honored with individual museum retrospectives, this is the first full comparison of their work, as well as an exploration of their robust, prescient exchange of ideas about photography, abstraction and metaphor over the course of their 25 years as colleagues and friends. Self-taught as photographers, this trio helped shape a national community of peers and the evolution of photography as an art form, creating a bridge between the purity of Group f/64-era photography at midcentury and the hybrid approaches to the medium seen today." "This exquisitely produced exhibition catalogue highlights the powerful role of such camaraderie in shaping photography at this seminal time, before the emergence of a market for photography and before widespread artistic acceptance of the medium. It brings to light contrasting philosophies of the artist/photographer's role (influenced by Existentialism for Siskind and by the writings of Spinoza for Sommer), the interest in chance as an artistic process, the expressive potential of photographic found objects and collage, experimental abstraction, close affiliations with fine art movements (New Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism), and changing attitudes toward the fine-print tradition."--Jacket
Emmet Gowin by Emmet Gowin( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his prolific career as a photographer, Emmet Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects - his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation - that reflect his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging. This long-awaited survey, Emmet Gowin pays tribute to Gowin's remarkable career and his impact on the medium. Following his marriage to Edith Morris in 1964, Gowin began work on a series of images of his extended family. His focus broadened in the 1980s, when he began an exploration of landscape and aerial photography. He has since photographed in the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Japan, and the United States.0Exhibition: Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, Spain (29.5.-1.9.2013) / Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA (19.4-27.7.2013)
The photographs of Ray K. Metzker by Keith F Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray K. Metzker (b. 1931) is one of the greatest living photographers of the modern era, although his name may not be as broadly familiar as that of some of his peers. Richly illustrated, The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker brings his extraordinary work to the attention of a larger audience, summarizing his life and achievements over the past six decades. With a fresh perspective, curator and author Keith F. Davis explores the roots of Metzker's innovative vision, from his early interest in photojournalism through his studies with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Chicago's Institute of Design in the late 1950s, and his bold innovations of the 1960s and 1970s. Metzker's work is richly diverse, embracing landscape, city scenes, and the expressive potential of the multiple image. These many themes are united by Metzker's technical precision and daring, and his graphic use of sunlight and shadow. He has repeatedly reinvented his approach to the medium, and this book testifies to the remarkable range and originality of his work"--Publisher's website
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Keith 1952-

Davis, Keith F.

کیت اف. دیویس عکاس آمریکایی

Languages
English (131)

German (1)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The photographs of Dorothea LangeAn American century of photography : from dry-plate to digital : the Hallmark Photographic CollectionThe art of Frederick Sommer : photography, drawing, collageVisions of heaven : the dome in European architectureTaken by design : photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971The photographs of Homer Page : the Guggenheim year : New York, 1949-50The passionate observer : photographs by Carl Van VechtenAmerican horizons : the photographs of Art SinsabaughCallahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography