John Szarkowski by John Szarkowski
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Synopsis

- Accompanying the photographs will be excerpts from a life-time's correspondence giving a glimpse of Szarkowski's perspective on life and photography. Curator Sandra Phillips contributes an introductory essay.
- The exhibition will open at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in February 2005 to national fanfare in honor of Szarkowski's 80th birthday, and will travel to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as well as several other venues into 2006.
- John Szarkowski is the author of many classic works including Looking at Photographs, The Photographer's Eye, Photography Until Now, The Work of Atget, Winogrand, Irving Penn, and Ansel Adams at 100.
 

About John Szarkowski

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John Szarkowski is director emeritus of the Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Books of his own work are The Idea of Louis Sullivan, The Face of Minnesota, and Mr. Bristol's Barn. He lives in East Chatham, NY and New York City.
 
Published February 3, 2005 by Bulfinch. 156 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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But examples of such work in this show are not as compelling as the auto-body works, which he returned to in the late ‘60s and has continued to produce with great panache.

May 28 2009 | Read Full Review of John Szarkowski: Photographs

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The Idea of Louis Sullivan John Szarkowski 162pp, Thames & Hudson, £39.95 Buy it at a discount at BOL Atget John Szarkowski 224pp, Callaway/The Museum of Modern Art, £42.99 Buy it at a discount at BOL If you've read Hemingway and Fitzgerald, then - whether or not you've heard of hi...

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Publishers Weekly

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Grandly proportioned, linen-bound and graceful as the images it conveys, Ansel Adams at 100 commemorates the birth of the famous native San Franciscan photographer with 114 of Adams's rich, beloved images spanning his oeuvre, and some delightful photos of the artist.

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Before going to New York in 1962, Szarkowski was well known for two books, one on the architect Louis Sullivan (The Idea of Louis Sullivan) and one celebrating Minnesota's statehood centennial (The Face of Minnesota).

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In the early Forties they were still pushing against the known boundaries of their art, and the best of the work they did then remains a challenge and a mystery to some of the best photographers working today.

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