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Alfred Stieglitz : a legacy of light

Author: Katherine Hoffman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Katherine Hoffman presents a comprehensive and provocative study of the life and work of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz, focusing on the period from 1915 to his death in 1946, with some introductory material related to his early years. His work as photographer, editor, writer, and gallery director are explored in relationship to his personal biography and cultural milieu, presenting the complex tapestry that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alfred Stieglitz; Georgia O'Keeffe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Hoffman
ISBN: 9780300134452 0300134452
OCLC Number: 670481456
Description: 483 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The early years: 1864-1914 --
The teens: 1915-1919 --
The twenties --
The thirties --
The forties --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Exhibitions in Stieglitz's galleries, 1905-1946.
Responsibility: Katherine Hoffman.

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An account of the early years of the career of Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and of his European roots. It offers a portrait of his life and his art from 1915 to 1946, focusing on his American works,  Read more...

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