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The art of the American snapshot 1888-1978 : from the collection of Robert E. Jackson

Author: Sarah GreenoughDiane WaggonerSarah KennelMatthew S WitkovskyRobert E JacksonAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : National Gallery of Art, Washington in association with Princeton University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Art of the American Snapshot' examines the evolution of this most common form of photography. The book shows that among the countless snapshots taken by American amateurs, some works, through intention or accident, continue to resonate long after their intimate context and original meaning have been lost.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Greenough; Diane Waggoner; Sarah Kennel; Matthew S Witkovsky; Robert E Jackson; National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Amon Carter Museum of Western Art.
ISBN: 9780691133683 0691133689 9780894683435 0894683438
OCLC Number: 190966726
Notes: "The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund and The Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation"--Title page verso.
Exhibition dates: National Gallery of Art, Oct. 7 - Dec. 31, 2007 ; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Feb. 16 - Apr. 27, 2008.
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Photography Bronze Award 2008.
Winner of College Art Association Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award 2008.
Winner of American Association of Museums Museum Publications Design Competition Books Category 2007.
Shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Awards: Best Photography Book 2008.
Description: viii, 294 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Photographic amusements : 1888-1919 / Diane Waggoner --
Quick, casual, modern : 1920-1939 / Sarah Kennel --
Fun under the shade of the mushroom cloud : 1940-1959 / Sarah Greenough --
When the earth was square : 1960-1978 / Matthew S. Witkovsky --
Technical milestones in snapshot cameras and film.
Responsibility: Sarah Greenough and Diane Waggoner with Sarah Kennel and Matthew S. Witkovsky.

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Traces the evolution of American snapshot imagery and describes how technical, social, and cultural factors affected the look of snapshots at different periods. This catalogue reproduces some 250  Read more...

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