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American modern : documentary photography by Abbott, Evans, and Bourke-White

Author: Sharon CorwinJessica MayTerri WeissmanAmon Carter Museum of Western Art.Art Institute of Chicago.All authors
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; Fort Worth, Tex. : Amon Carter Museum ; Waterville, Me. : Colby College Museum of Art, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume, a companion to the exhibition of the same name, explores the reinvention of documentary photography in the 1930s, focusing on the work of three iconic figures: Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Biography Exhibitions
Named Person: Berenice Abbott; Walker Evans; Margaret Bourke-White; Berenice Abbott; Walker Evans; Margaret Bourke-White
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Corwin; Jessica May; Terri Weissman; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.; Art Institute of Chicago.; Colby College. Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780520265622 0520265629
OCLC Number: 606760541
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the exhibition American modern : Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, on view at Amon Carter Musem, October 1, 2010-January 2, 2011, The Art Institute of Chicago, February 5-May 15, 2011, Colby College Museum of Art, July 9-October 2, 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Berenice Abbott, Elizabeth McCausland, and the "Great Democratic Book" / Terri Weissman --
"The work of an artist": Walker Evan's American photographs / Jessica May --
Constructed documentary: Margaret Bourke-White from the steel mill to the South / Sharon Corwin.
Responsibility: Sharon Corwin, Jessica May, Terri Weissman.

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Explores the reinvention of documentary photography in the 1930s, focusing on the work of three iconic figures: Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White. This book shows how a  Read more...
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"While acknowledging that Alfred Stieglitz's circle had earned the young medium a measure of artistic legitimacy, [Walker] Evans rejected his predecessor's airy, often abstract imagery. 'American Read more...

 
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