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The photography of Charles Sheeler : American modernist

Author: Theodore E Stebbins; Gilles Mora; Karen Haas; Charles Sheeler; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Publisher: Boston : Bulfinch Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"This monograph presents the often-overlooked photographic work of Charles Sheeler. It opens with his Cubist-inspired architectural images of the 1910s, moves on to the highly abstract nude studies and dramatic New York City views from around 1920, and culminates in the series devoted to the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant in 1927, a project that established modern industrial iconography. Also featured are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Charles Sheeler; Charles Sheeler; Charles Sheeler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore E Stebbins; Gilles Mora; Karen Haas; Charles Sheeler; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
ISBN: 0821228129 9780821228128
OCLC Number: 53019871
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Other Titles: Charles Sheeler.
Responsibility: Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Gilles Mora, Karen E. Haas.

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"This monograph presents the often-overlooked photographic work of Charles Sheeler. It opens with his Cubist-inspired architectural images of the 1910s, moves on to the highly abstract nude studies and dramatic New York City views from around 1920, and culminates in the series devoted to the Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant in 1927, a project that established modern industrial iconography. Also featured are his stunning images of the Chartres cathedral done in 1929 and images of American industry made for Fortune magazine in 1939. Freely experimenting with the possibilities of the medium, Sheeler paved the way for other innovative photographers such as Walker Evans. This volume also investigates the links between the photographer and the painter Charles Sheeler - as he employed both media in the process of visual creation."--Jacket.

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