Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography

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Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, 2008 - Photography - 335 pages
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Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is unquestionably one of the most prolific, influential, and indeed controversial names in the history of photography. He was admired by many for his achievements as a fine-art photographer, while impressing countless others with the force of his commercial accomplishments. The influence of his legendary exhibition, The Family of Man, is still felt. This volume traces Steichen s career trajectory from his Pictoralist beginnings to his time with Cond Nast through his directorship of photography at the Museum of Modern Art. Hundreds of his photographs are reproduced in stunning four-color to reveal the complexities and nuances of these black-and-white images. Essays from a range of scholars explore his most important subjects and weigh his legacy. Contributors include A. D. Coleman, Joanna T. Steichen, and Ronald Gedrim. With a full bibliography and chronology, this is the most complete and wide-ranging volume on Steichen ever published.

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This impressive, large-format book provides a broad, in-depth study of the life and works of Edward Steichen (1879-1973), one of the most talented and prolific photographers in American history. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Todd Brandow is the founding director of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in Paris.

William A. Ewing is the author of many publications on photography including Masterclass: Arnold Newman .

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