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An American lens : scenes from Alfred Stieglitz's New York Secession

Author: Jay Bochner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In An American Lens, Jay Bochner looks at a series of milestones in the development of the American avant-garde that capture a pivotal period in artistic consciousness. He focuses on the multiple roles of Alfred Stieglitz - as influential gallery owner, photographer, and impresario of the emerging art scene - at a series of significant moments in his career. These close-ups offer a more intense and expanded  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bochner, Jay, 1940-
American lens.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607739906
Named Person: Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Bochner
ISBN: 0262025809 9780262025805
OCLC Number: 58451649
Description: xvi, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The coming storm of modernism (1893) --
Conservation frames --
Before the Armory (1913) --
Outside the Armory (1912-1913) --
Mechanics of the New York secession (1915) --
Days in April, sweet and cruel (1917) --
The serial portrait (1917-1935) --
Down from the clouds (1929-1935) --
Conclusion: the secession's unyielding father.
Responsibility: Jay Bochner.

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