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The Modern Experience of Surfaces (sneak peek)

This summer, Yale University Press is delighted to publish a smart book about the transformation of photography and the visual arts around the year 1968.  The book is The Recording Machine: Art and Fact During the Cold War; in it, author Joshua Shannon explains what he calls “factualism,” the tendency

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Real and Magical—diane arbus: in the beginning with Jeff L. Rosenheim and Karan Rinaldo

Rachel High– Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the 20th century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. diane arbus: in the beginning is the definitive study

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Kentucky Renaissance: A Story told Through Photography

Brian Sholis– I first became aware of the creative life that flourished in mid-twentieth-century Lexington, Kentucky, around 2001. In quick succession I discovered Guy Davenport’s writing and Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photographs. As I embarked on a career as a writer on art, Davenport’s essay collections became a touchstone. I was

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That Day by Laura Wilson… January 14th, 2008

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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That Day by Laura Wilson… December 14th, 1996

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag — meet the artist

This Saturday, December 12th, we’ll be at the Aperture Foundation Holiday Book Bazaar (547 W 27th St in New York) with a fine selection of books on and of photography.  We’re thrilled that artist TR Ericsson, whose book Crackle & Drag was shortlisted this year for the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photobook

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That Day by Laura Wilson… November 3rd, 1993

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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Art + Science: Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic motion studies

Sarah Gordon– In 1878, photographer Eadweard Muybridge stunned audiences in the United States and abroad when he quickened the shutter of his camera to freeze the motion of a trotting horse. Nine years later, Muybridge’s photographic motion studies culminated in the publication of Animal Locomotion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive

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A photograph that deals with the real world… Irving Penn, beyond beauty

“A photograph that deals with the real world but at the same time seeks to free itself of it.” – Irving Penn, unpublished note, about 2007 Ivy Sanders Schneider- A disembodied gray head with bright red lips, floating in a field of cracked green decorates the cover of Irving Penn: Beyond

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A photograph that deals with the real world… Irving Penn, beyond beauty

“A photograph that deals with the real world but at the same time seeks to free itself of it.” – Irving Penn, unpublished note, about 2007 Ivy Sanders Schneider- A disembodied gray head with bright red lips, floating in a field of cracked green decorates the cover of Irving Penn: Beyond

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