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American photography : a century of images

Author: Vicki Goldberg; Robert B Silberman
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The companion book to the major PBS series, American Photography: A Century of Images offers a dynamic look at the twentieth century's most pervasive visual medium. Examining the powerful role that photography has played in shaping our time, it focuses on 100 key photographs - one for each year of the century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldberg, Vicki.
American photography.
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)607378196
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vicki Goldberg; Robert B Silberman
ISBN: 0811826228 9780811826228
OCLC Number: 41488647
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: I. The Developing Image, 1900-1934. The Snapshot Revolution. Photography as Fine Art. Foreign Peoples, Foreign Places. Extending Vision: Science and Photography. Social Reform: The Camera as Weapon. Capturing Time: Motion Study and Social Control. Photographing the News. World War I: The Camera Goes to War. Advertising Photography. The Cult of Celebrity --
II. The Photographic Age, 1935-1959. LIFE and the Rise of the Picture Magazines. The Wire Services. The Farm Security Administration (FSA): Documenting the Depression. MoMA, 1937: The History of Photography Comes to the Museum. World War II: Censorship and Revelation. The Photographic Instant and Instant Photography. Fashion Photography. Sex and Voyeurism. The Family of Man: A Heartwarming Vision for the Cold War World. The Americans and the Dark Side of the 1950s --
III. Photography Transformed, 1960-1999. Pop Art, Photography, and the Mass Media. Surveillance and the Photograph as Evidence. I. The Developing Image, 1900-1934. The Snapshot Revolution ; Photography as Fine Art ; Foreign Peoples, Foreign Places ; Extending Vision: Science and Photography ; Social Reform: The Camera as Weapon ; Capturing Time: Motion Study and Social Control ; Photographing the News ; World War I: The Camera Goes to War ; Advertising Photography ; The Cult of Celebrity --
II. The Photographic Age, 1935-1959. LIFE and the Rise of the Picture Magazines ; The Wire Services ; The Farm Security Administration (FSA): Documenting the Depression ; MoMA, 1937: The History of Photography Comes to the Museum ; World War II: Censorship and Revelation ; The Photographic Instant and Instant Photography ; Fashion Photography ; Sex and Voyeurism ; The Family of Man: A Heartwarming Vision for the Cold War World ; The Americans and the Dark Side of the 1950s --
III. Photography Transformed, 1960-1999. Pop Art, Photography, and the Mass Media ; Surveillance and the Photograph as Evidence ; Civil Rights: Photography and Social Awareness ; The Counterculture: Changing Times, Changing Images ; Vietnam: Shooting War ; Portraiture: The Ideal and the All-too-Real ; Photography and the Environment ; The New Ethnic (Self- ) Representation ; Postmodern Photography ; The Digital Revolution.
Responsibility: by Vicki Goldberg and Robert Silberman.
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Uses one iconic photo from each year of the twentieth century and puts modern photography in context with historical detail, biographical anecdotes, technological consideration, and more.  Read more...

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This companion volume to the marvelous PBS series contends that the still photograph has played a strong role not only in capturing our history but in shaping it. Ranging form Weegee to Warhol, the Read more...

 
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