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Ben Shahn's New York : the photography of modern times

Author: Ben Shahn; Deborah Martin Kao; Laura Katzman; Jenna Webster; Fogg Art Museum.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, 2000.
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Presents a collection of documentary street photographs taken by artist Ben Shahn in New York City in the early 1930s, with text that examines the social history of the pictures, as well as an analysis of Shahn's motives and the importance of his art.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
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Named Person: Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn; Ben Shahn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Shahn; Deborah Martin Kao; Laura Katzman; Jenna Webster; Fogg Art Museum.
ISBN: 0300083157 9780300083156 0300083254 9780300083255 1891771124 9781891771125
OCLC Number: 42683024
Description: viii, 340 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ben Shahn's New York : scenes from the living theater / Laura Katzman --
Ben Shahn and the public use of art / Deborah Martin Kao --
Ben Shahn and the master medium / Jenna Webster --
The politics of media : painting and photography in the art of Ben Shahn / Laura Katzman. Notes. Note to the reader. Exhibition catalogue. Greenwich Village and environs --
Union Square and Fourteenth Street --
The Lower East Side --
Middle West Side/Middle East Side --
Artists' protest --
Rikers Island Penitentary mural project --
Contemporary American photography. Appendix : contemporary documents. Ben Shahn's New York --
Artists' protests --
Rikers Island Penitentary mural project --
The politics of media.
Responsibility: Deborah Martin Kao, Laura Katzman, Jenna Webster ; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge.

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Renowned painter, muralist and graphic artist, Ben Shahn was also a photographer of some ability who took documentary street photographs in New York City during the 1930s. This book focuses on these  Read more...

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