Paul Strand : master of modern photography
Through his amazing variety of innovative images, photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976) played a crucial role in establishing the medium's significance as a modern art form. Celebrating the recent acquisition of the core print collection of the Paul Strand Archive by the Philadelphia Museum of A...
: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Madrid : Fundación MAPFRE , 
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press , 
|Author Notes:||edited by Peter Barberie with Amanda N. Bock ; essays by Peter Barberie and Amanda N. Bock ; roundtable discussion with Peter Barberie, Martin Barnes, Karen Beckman, Amanda N. Bock, Tsitsi Jaji, and Maria Antonella Pelizzari ; chronology by Samantha Gainsburg ; the international tour was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE|
|Summary:||Through his amazing variety of innovative images, photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976) played a crucial role in establishing the medium's significance as a modern art form. Celebrating the recent acquisition of the core print collection of the Paul Strand Archive by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this stunning book comprehensively reassesses the artist's career in light of current scholarship and critical debates about his work. Featuring more than 250 plates, the catalogue includes many of Strand's iconic early photos such as 'Wall Street' and 'Blind Woman' alongside lesser-known master prints from all phases of his career. Discussing the artist's prolific career, from his emergence in Alfred Stieglitz's circle in New York in the early part of the century to his years spent working abroad in Mexico, France, Italy and Africa, Peter Barberie positions Strand as a remarkably independent modernist whose priorities shifted at several points and were often counter to prevailing trends. Amanda N. Bock focuses on the years 1930-50, when Strand thoroughly explored the role of politics in modern art and relentlessly sought to identify the greater purposes of photography and filmmaking. The edited transcript from a roundtable discussion among key scholars touches upon many aspects of Strand's various projects from the 1930s to the 1960s. A detailed chronology brings to light new information about the life and work of an extraordinarily important and influential 20th-century photographer.0Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (21.10.2014-4.1.2015) / Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (6.3.-17.5.2015) / Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, Spain (2.6.-30.8.2015) / Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (4.-7.2016)|
|Physical Description:||xiii, 373 Seiten|