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Watts, Jennifer A.

Works: 21 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,880 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: TR647, 770.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jennifer A Watts
Edward Weston : a legacy by Edward Weston( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first major book to celebrate the Huntington's collection of five hundred Edward Weston photographs, all of them selected and printed for the institution by the artist in the 1940s. The Guggenheim photographs lie at the heart of this legacy, but Weston also included in his gift still-life studies from the early 1920s and 1930s, as well as later landscapes from the 1940s. Weston selected these photographs as representative of his best work, and they are reproduced here, complemented by investigations into the influences that shaped them."--BOOK JACKET
The great wide open : panoramic photographs of the American West by Jennifer A Watts( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Throughout the nineteenth century, the drive to explore and conquer the American West was evocatively captured in lush photographic imagery. The convergence of photography's invention with western expansion has left a rich legacy of visual materials that document and comment upon the vast spaces, mysterious features, and "exotic" peoples of the trans-Mississippi territory. The Great Wide Open focuses on concepts of the "panoramic", or the wide-angle view, tracing how this specific form of visual representation amplified the idea of the American West as a supposedly virgin and sparsely populated land of endless resources, and an ideal landscape for American enterprise." "Covering topics ranging from settlement to tourism and environmental change, The Great Wide Open examines myths of transition from uncivilized vastness to civilized order, the ongoing dialogue between the past and the present, and the creation of new narratives as well as the substantiation of old ones. Forty plates of panoramic photographs of the American West, dating from the 1850s to the present day - including work by Eadweard Muybridge, E.O. Goldbeck, Carleton E. Watkins, and, among contemporary photographers, Mark Klett, Catherine Opie, Karen Halverson, and Gus Foster - chart the mythologization of the American Dream."--BOOK JACKET
Maynard L. Parker : modern photography and the American dream ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a prolific photographer for House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, and Sunset magazine, Maynard L. Parker (1900-1976) was a pioneer in documenting residential spaces and landscapes for postwar America. His extensively published, sun-kissed brand of photography made him a critical contributor to domestic design culture from the 1940s into the 1960s. Parker's lens revealed the homes and lifestyles of affluent Americans and celebrities, including Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Bing Crosby, as well as the interiors, gardens, and built works of Samuel Marx, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Church, and Cliff May, offering an alluring template for living in a new consumer age. Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is the first monograph to consider Parker and his work. Lavishly illustrated essays by leading scholars set Parker's photography against the backdrop of an unprecedented demographic shift, the Cold War, and a suburban society increasingly fixated on consumption."--Publisher's website
This side of paradise : body and landscape in Los Angeles photographs by Jennifer A Watts( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs is a fascinating exploration of the dynamic relationship between the city and the art of photography from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. In contrast to traditional chronological studies, this beautifully illustrated volume takes a unique and highly revealing thematic approach to the subject, focusing on landscape and the body. Featuring more than 170 photographs by a wide variety of image-makers, This Side of Paradise casts new light on both Los Angeles and the photographic practices within it."--BOOK JACKET
Bruce Davidson / Paul Caponigro : two American photographers in Britain and Ireland by Bruce Davidson( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) are two of the greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in different traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they are both brilliant observers whose art inspires and provokes. This book, the first to pair the two, examines the work they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. The gritty sensibility that made Bruce Davidson's series Brooklyn Gang such a sensation was unmistakable as he trained his camera on the gamut of British society, travelling from London to Scotland and later to the mining region of Wales. Paul Caponigro, steeped in a formalist black-and-white landscape tradition, made expressive portraits of prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, and ancient Irish churches in the landscape. Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro brings the work of these artists together into a dramatic visual dialogue. "--
Women in the life of southern California ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adam Clark Vroman : platinum prints, 1895-1904 by A. C Vroman( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carleton Watkins : the complete mammoth photographs by Carleton E Watkins( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This body of work covers the photographs of Carleton Watkins between 1858 and 1891. The authors have assembled and catalogued here all of Watkins's known "mammoth" (18 x 22 in.) glass-plate photographs. These include views of Yosemite, San Francisco Bay, counties up and down the pacific Coast, as well as mining pictures, lumber mills, the building of railroads, and the stunning landscapes and growing towns throughout the early history of the western United States. The catalogue is organized by region, with an introduction and reproductions of vintage maps, followed by full documentation for each mammoth photograph
A strange and fearful interest : death, mourning, and memory in the American Civil War by Jennifer A Watts( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Strange and Fearful Interest explores how photography and other media were used to describe, to explain, and perhaps to come to terms with the national trauma of the American Civil War. The volume focuses on the Battle of Antietam, not only the bloodiest day in the nation's history but also the first in which photographs of American battlefield dead were made; the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the national mourning that ensued, and the execution of the conspirators; and the establishment of Gettysburg National Monument as part of larger attempts at reconciliation and healing"--Provided by publisher
DeĢcor by Jo Ann Callis( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Weston : a legacy ; [Exhibition Edward Weston: a Legacy, Huntington Library, San Marino, California June 28 - October 5, 2003 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great wide open : panoramic photographs of the American West : the Boone Gallery, June 14, 2001-September 9, 2001 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Envisioning Eden : water and the selling of Los Angeles, 1880-1930 : the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens, June 3 - August 31, 1997 by Claudia Bohn-Spector( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nineteenth-century visual culture reader by Vanessa R Schwartz( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising
Photography in the Land of Sunshine : Charles Fletcher Lummis and the regional ideal by Jennifer A Watts( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Toward Wiser Blood : a conversation between Thomas Aquinas and the intersubjective psychoanalytic approach by Jennifer A Watts( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wayfarer in Italy : the photography of Marian Osgood Hooker by Jennifer A Watts( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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