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Sommer, Frederick 1905-1999

Overview
Works: 172 works in 288 publications in 3 languages and 3,186 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Instrumentalist, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
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Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Crossroads of American Photography examines the aesthetic and personal interrelationships of three photographers who helped define the course of American photography after Steiglitz: Frederick Sommer (1905-1999), Harry Callahan (1912-1999) and Aaron Siskind (1903-1991). Although each member of this "holy trinity" (as they were dubbed by photographer and publisher Jonathan Williams) has been honored with individual museum retrospectives, this is the first full comparison of their work, as well as an exploration of their robust, prescient exchange of ideas about photography, abstraction and metaphor over the course of their 25 years as colleagues and friends. Self-taught as photographers, this trio helped shape a national community of peers and the evolution of photography as an art form, creating a bridge between the purity of Group f/64-era photography at midcentury and the hybrid approaches to the medium seen today." "This exquisitely produced exhibition catalogue highlights the powerful role of such camaraderie in shaping photography at this seminal time, before the emergence of a market for photography and before widespread artistic acceptance of the medium. It brings to light contrasting philosophies of the artist/photographer's role (influenced by Existentialism for Siskind and by the writings of Spinoza for Sommer), the interest in chance as an artistic process, the expressive potential of photographic found objects and collage, experimental abstraction, close affiliations with fine art movements (New Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism), and changing attitudes toward the fine-print tradition."--Jacket
Words ; Images by Frederick Sommer( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommer by Frederick Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetic logic of art and aesthetics by Frederick Sommer( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Sommer : selected texts and bibliography by Frederick Sommer( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Sommer, 1939-1962 : photographs by Frederick Sommer( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Sommer : circumnavigation : drawing, photography, painting, collage and musical scores, 1932-1998 by Frederick Sommer( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die diplomatische Immunität im englischen Recht, unter vergleichsweiser Heranziehung auch des amerikanischen und französischen Rechts by Frederick Sommer( Book )

10 editions published in 1929 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommer : words by Frederick Sommer( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oberflächenwiderstandsbestimmungen an menschlichen Kopfhaaren by Frederick Sommer( )

3 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wynn Bullock, Edmund Teske, Frederick Sommer : [exhibition] Fine Arts Gallery, San Fernando Valley State College, October three to October thirty by San Fernando Valley State College( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Frederick Sommer : photography, drawing, collage by Frederick Sommer( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book - published in the centenary of the artist's birth - chronicles the extraordinary life and work of Frederick Sommer (1905-1999). One of the great masters and key innovators in the history of photography, Sommer was a complex and creative individual. His work in photography is unconventional and fascinating for its wide range of methodologies and techniques, from his embrace of the large-format camera and exquisite print quality to his use of constructed subjects and synthetic negatives. Sommer also made masterful drawings, watercolors, musical scores, and collages. These varied works are united by the vitality of his creative imagination - his unparalleled ability to explore, stretch, and blend the possibilities of his chosen media." "Sommer began his career as a landscape architect. He purchased his first camera in 1930, while recovering from tuberculosis in Switzerland. Arriving in Arizona in 1931, Sommer abandoned his original profession and began painting and drawing. After meeting Alfred Stieglitz in 1935 and Edward Weston in 1936, Sommer's interest in photography deepened and he quickly became a master of the medium. Other artists who later proved inspirational to Sommer included Precisionist painter and photographer Charles Sheeler, Surrealist artist Max Ernst, and photographer Aaron Siskind." "With an essay by photo historian Keith F. Davis, reproductions of Sommer's diverse works, and a detailed chronology of his life by April M. Watson, The Art of Frederick Sommer describes and documents the full scope of the artist's achievement as a twentieth-century visionary. The book is a revelation for scholars, artists, students, and everyone who appreciates the power of art to transform, transcend, and inspire."--Jacket
Ueber m-Xylylamin und m-Methylphenyläthylamin by Frederick Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 1900 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die technische Entwicklung der Solinger Klingenfabrikation by Frederick Sommer( Book )

4 editions published between 1923 and 1924 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus, Jupiter & Mars : the photographs of Frederick Sommer : an exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum from April 27 through June 8, 1980 by Frederick Sommer( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sommer : words/images. [Vol 1], Words. [Vol 2], Images by Frederick Sommer( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forellen-Quintett = "Trout" quintet = La truie ; Quartett, D. 96 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintett A-Dur für Violine, Viola, Violoncello, Kontrabass und Klavier, D 667
All children are ambassadors = Alle Kinder sind Botschafter by Frederick Sommer( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of photographs. Nov. 1-30, 1968 by Frederick Sommer( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, drawings and musical scores : exhibition, 17 October-22 November 1981, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London by Frederick Sommer( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Callahan, Siskind, Sommer : at the crossroads of American photography
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The art of Frederick Sommer : photography, drawing, collageThe boxThe music of Frederick Sommer : drawings in the manner of musical scores
Alternative Names
Frederick Sommer

Frederick Sommer fotògraf italià

Frederick Sommer fotógrafo italiano

Frederick Sommer Italiaans fotograaf (1905-1999)

Frederick Sommer photographe italien

Sommer Fritz 1905-1999

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