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Karsh, the art of the portrait : essays

Author: Yousuf Karsh; James Borcoman; National Gallery of Canada.; National Archives of Canada.; et al
Publisher: Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume offers readers new insights into the full range of the life and work of this internationally acclaimed Canadian photographer and portraitist. Following an exploration of the art of the Karsh photograph by James Borcoman, curator of the Karsh exhibition, art historian Estelle Jussim discusses the 'psychological portrait' in the work of Karsh and his contemporaries, photographer Philip J. Pocock outlines  Read more...
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Named Person: Yousuf Karsh; Yousuf Karsh; Yousuf Karsh
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yousuf Karsh; James Borcoman; National Gallery of Canada.; National Archives of Canada.; et al
ISBN: 088884591X 9780888845917 0888846002 9780888846006
OCLC Number: 21046441
Notes: "Produced in collaboration with the National Archives of Canada."
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Karsh: The Art of the Portrait, organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with the National Archives of Canada, and presented in Ottawa from 29 June to 4 September 1989."--Colophon.
Description: 176 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: The art of the portrait / James Borcoman --
The psychological portrait / Estelle Jussim --
The portraitist at work / Philip J. Pocock --
The Karsh collection / Lilly Koltun.
Responsibility: by James Borcoman ... [et al.].

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"This volume offers readers new insights into the full range of the life and work of this internationally acclaimed Canadian photographer and portraitist. Following an exploration of the art of the Karsh photograph by James Borcoman, curator of the Karsh exhibition, art historian Estelle Jussim discusses the 'psychological portrait' in the work of Karsh and his contemporaries, photographer Philip J. Pocock outlines the biographical, historical, and social context within which Karsh carried out his profession, and archivist Lilly Koltun describes the Karsh Collection, purchased by the National Archives of Canada in 1987 and comprising some 355,000 negatives, prints, and transparencies.

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