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Galassi, Peter

Overview
Works: 160 works in 380 publications in 5 languages and 12,723 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Interviews  Portraits  Catalogs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Adapter, Curator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Secretary
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Peter Galassi
Publications by Peter Galassi
Most widely held works about Peter Galassi
 
Most widely held works by Peter Galassi
Before photography : painting and the invention of photography by Peter Galassi( Book )
12 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the early work by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 975 libraries worldwide
A selection of the work of the Magnum photography agency co-founder best known for his ability to capture fleeting scenes with a camera includes key examples of his work in Europe, America, and pre-revolutionary China
American photography, 1890-1965, from the Museum of Modern Art, New York by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
Roy DeCarava, a retrospective by Roy DeCarava( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
DeCarava is famous for his black and white photographs of jazz musicians and everyday people in New York City
Corot in Italy : open-air painting and the classical-landscape tradition by Peter Galassi( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Walker Evans & company by Peter Galassi( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 779 libraries worldwide
"At the heart of this book lies the work of the great American photographer Walker Evans, who radically expanded the possibilities of photography as an art. Photographers before Evans had certainly conceived of their pictures as art, but in order to make that claim they had most often aimed at a cultivated visual style that would advertise its differences from the vast mass of reportorial and vernacular photography. Evan's work of the late 1920s and 1930s, however, was direct and plainspoken, conclusively demonstrating how richly articulate and challenging a photograph could become by affecting no more than a hard, clear, observant gaze at the world beyond the lens." "Evans is the moving force of Walker Evans & Company, but the book, which presents over 300 works, in photography and other mediums, by over 100 artists, has a larger subject: it is a generously expansive study of a diverse, long-lived visual tradition. Beginning with the great influences on Evans - American vernacular photography, and the work of the Europeans Eugene Atget and August Sander - Peter Galassi goes on to chart Evan's own influence on later generations of artists. That influence may be direct, or roundabout; it may also be a question less of a definite lineage than of a general inheritance, a shared focus of interest or mode of approach."--BOOK JACKET
Aleksandr Rodchenko by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
"This book is published to accompany the first major American retrospective of Rodchenko's work, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the summer of 1998. The essays in Aleksandr Rodchenko explore both phases of his career, drawing out the formal ideas that he developed as well as the social and artistic context in which he moved. The book's plate section, reproducing over 300 works carefully selected from collections in Russia and throughout the West, for the first time presents a full and coherent overview of his diverse achievement. An illustrated chronology outlines the story of the artist's life."--BOOK JACKET
Andreas Gursky by Peter Galassi( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 765 libraries worldwide
"Andreas Gursky' s large color photographs vividly encapsulate our world of high-tech industry, global markets, easy travel, and slick commerce. Gursky has tracked the contemporary zeitgeist from his native Germany to such far-flung places as Hong Kong, Brasilia, Cairo, New York, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, and Los Angeles. His subjects include international stock exchanges, vast hotels and apartment buildings, sporting championships and parliaments, and midnight raves attended by casts of thousands." "This large-format book is published to accompany the first American retrospective of Gursky's work, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the spring of 2001. Its full-page plates and generous details survey the artist's career from 1984 to the present. Peter Galassi's richly illustrated essay provides the first in-depth study of the artistic contexts, working methods, and evolution of Gursky's photography. The book concludes with a detailed Exhibition Chronology and Bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Making choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955 by Peter Galassi( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
"The book is published to accompany the second of three cycles of exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art. The first cycle, ModernStarts, explored the period from 1880 to 1920; Making Choices considers the years between 1920 and 1960; the third cycle, Open Ends, will concentrate on art since 1960." "More than 300 works are reproduced in Making Choices, representing all of the Museum's curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculpture, photography, and prints and illustrated books. By selecting four years from a span of four decades, the authors were able for each year to delve deeply into the Museum's rich collection, assembling many fascinating but unfamiliar works along with justly famous masterpieces. The resulting groupings and juxtapositions reflect the simultaneous convergence and divergence of a wide range of creative endeavors at any one moment. For example: Christina's World, an outstanding example of Andrew Wyeth's realist dissent from modernist innovation, and Number 1, 1948, Jackson Pollock's landmark experiment in abstraction, were both painted in 1948. In this lively book, they face each other on opposite pages, challenging the reader to grapple with the vital multiplicity of modern art."--BOOK JACKET
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the modern century by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson--including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 chapters. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art
Friedlander by Lee Friedlander( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
"The hipster wit and graphic verve of Lee Friedlander's irreverent glimpses of the city street and tongue-in-cheek self-portraits of the 1960s delivered a bracing jolt to American photography. Since the early 1970s his mastery of craft, playful affection for tradition, and voracious curiosity have transformed that early style into a fluid stream of observation, ever more capacious, nimble, and sensuous. Working in extended series that he often makes into books - some two dozen so far - Friedlander has become one of the most prolific artists in photography's history. The considerable range of his work over the past five decades - including portraits, nudes, still lifes, and studies of people at work - is anchored in a uniquely vivid and far-reaching vision of the American scene." "Friedlander, published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, generously surveys the entire range of the photographer's work to date in 764 plates presented as a unfolding series of family groups. Some groups are devoted to major projects - including Self Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Portraits (1985), Nudes (1991), and Sticks & Stones: Architectural America (2004) - while others, rigorously organized by date, theme, and style, further enable readers to chart the evolution of an extraordinary rich career. The book's large pages accommodate telling juxtapositions as well as ample reproductions of Friedlander's square-format photographs of the past decade, when a change of cameras made all of his old problems new again and opened fresh paths of discovery. The plates conclude with a suite of landscapes made in the American West, published for the first time. At once magisterial and bizarre, these pictures attest to the undiminished vitality of Friedlander's eye." "In the book's main essay, Peter Galassi, the Museum's Chief Curator of Photography, offers the first in-depth account of Friedlander's career. Richard Benson, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, contributes a second essay telling the story of his own role in making Friedlander's books. The first detailed catalogue of Friedlander's books, special editions, and portfolios, along with a chronology and bibliography, conclude the volume."--BOOK JACKET
Pictures of the Times : a century of photography from the New York times ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
This lively collection of 154 outstanding photographs, selected from more than five million in the picture library of The New York Times, spans the twentieth century. Here, as in the Times itself, photography's gaze is omnivorous. Included are vivid pictures of both world wars; of presidents, mayors, dictators, and celebrities; of Beatles fans and Halley's comet; of victims and perpetrators, riots and disasters; of Bill Bradley on the court and Willie Mays sliding into home - and a great deal more
Philip-Lorca diCorcia by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Philip-Lorca diCorcia was born in 1953 and lives in New York. His inventively staged and exquisitely crafted color photographs occupy a special place in contemporary art. Operating in the gap between postmodern fiction and documentary fact, between slick convention and fresh perception, they deliver a powerful emotional charge
Pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort by Peter Galassi( Book )
14 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Jeff Wall by Jeff Wall( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
"Jeff Wall's large color transparencies set forth an imposing and seductive pictorial world. Ranging from the gritty realism of the city street to bizarre flights of fantasy, his photographs have won him wide recognition as one of the most adventurous and accomplished artists of the past three decades. This book accompanies a major retrospective jointly organized in 2007 by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Neal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Between showings in New York and San Francisco, the show visits The Art Institute of Chicago." "Born in 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he lives and works, Jeff Wall has charted an ambitious and unique path through the maze of contemporary art, drawing upon such diverse resources as Conceptual art, Neorealist cinema, philosophy, literature, critical theory, modernist photography, and the venerable tradition of European painting. The exhibition includes all of his major works to date, which are reproduced here along with several very recent pictures and a generous selection of artistic sources, cousins, and echoes. The latter are illustrations to Galassi's essay, which sketches the breadth and originality of Wall's artistic and intellectual universe and challenges conventional interpretations of his development and achievement. The book also includes an interview with the artist by James Rondeau, Frances & Thomas Dittmer Chairman, Department of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago."--Jacket
Nicholas Nixon : pictures of people by Nicholas Nixon( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Traces of Eden : travels in the desert Southwest by Mark Klett( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
The Brown sisters : thirty-three years by Nicholas Nixon( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
North south east west by Richard Benson( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Richard Benson, former dean of the Yale School of Art and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, has been a photographer for more than four decades. This volume presents 100 photographs by Benson, highlighting the unique properties of his prints and exemplifying his fresh techniques for reproducing them for publication
Barry Frydlender : place and time / [edited by Joanne Greenspun] by Barry Frydlender( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Born in Tel Aviv in 1954, Barry Frydlender has been exploring the potential of digital technology for more than a decade. Each of his large photographs is assembled from dozens, sometimes hundreds, of shots that may have taken minutes or months to accumulate. Filled with detail and subtle clues to their own process of making, these works reward slow, patient looking. This publication, which accompanies a spring 2007 one-person exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on pictures that deal with life in contemporary Israel. Their subjects include young people strolling on a street in Tel Aviv; a group of men playing cards in a cafe in East Jerusalem; a gathering of devout Orthodox Jews on a pilgrimage; the interior of a convenience store bursting with products as diverse as the Israeli population; and a confrontation between Israeli police and Israeli settlers during the forced evacuation of the Gaza Strip. Dense with fact and symbol, the photographs register echoes of both Exodus and the evening news
 
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