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The illuminating mind in American photography : Stieglitz, Strand, Weston, Adams

Author: David P Peeler
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Illuminating Mind in American Photography looks at the ideas, images and lives of four major twentieth century American photographers: Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), Paul Strand (1890-1976), Edward Weston (1886-1958), and Ansel Adams (1902-1984). The Illuminating Mind unearths archival manuscripts and forgotten publications, and reveals unrecognized psychological intricacies to these men as they progressed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Alfred Stieglitz; Paul Strand; Edward Weston; Ansel Adams; Alfred Stieglitz; Paul Strand; Edward Weston; Ansel Adams; Paul Strand; Edward Weston, Photograph.; Ansel Adams; Alfred Stieglitz; Alfred Stieglitz; Paul Strand; Edward Weston; Ansel Adams; Ansel Adams; Alfred Stieglitz; Paul Strand; Edward Weston
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David P Peeler
ISBN: 1580460593 9781580460590
OCLC Number: 45791364
Description: xiii, 353 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1 1. Introduction : four lives and the illuminating mind --
pt. 1. Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) --
2. Photography calling --
3. Modern dawn --
4. Master days --
5. Rhinoceros --
pt. 2. Paul Strand (1890-1976) --
6. Early years --
7. Materialism --
8. Narrative's lure --
9. Never despair --
pt. 3. Edward Weston (1886-1958) --
10. Gestating modernist --
11. Touching the Mexican earth --
12. Scrutiny : appetite, subject, and the mind --
13. Epic reach : the years of travel --
14. Life and art : endings --
pt. 4. Ansel Adams (1902-1984) --
15. Hard rock transcendentalist --
16. Art therapy --
17. Nation's nature --
18. Posthumous existence --
19. Conclusion : perpetual elation.
Responsibility: David P. Peeler.
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Looks at the ideas, images, and lives of four major twentieth century American photographers: Alfred Stieglitz , Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams. This is designed as a comparative  Read more...

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Peeler is a fine writer, one who knows how to balance analysis with anecdote. Readers end up knowing the men and their work...Peeler pays homage to each photographer's great accomplishments and Read more...

 
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