Creative Photography: Aesthetic Trends, 1839-1960

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Courier Corporation, 1962 - Photography - 258 pages
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The first authoritative, comprehensive study of photography from a purely aesthetic point of view, spanning its history from the daguerreotype to modern photo-reportage. With 240 superb examples of the photographer's art by Julia Margaret Cameron, Jacob Riis, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Andre Kertesz, Eugene Atget, Man Ray, Edward Weston, and many others.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION page
ii
Nicephore Niepce The worlds first photo
12
1959
21
THE MIRROR OF NATURE
23
THE PENCIL OF NATURE
32
TOPOGRAPHY AND INTERPRETATION
40
Charles Clifford In the park of the royal summer residence Capricho near Guadalajara Spain 1855 page
50
Henry White Bramble and ivy c 1856
51
P H Emerson Towing the Reed Platino type 1885
121
IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
122
Cover of exhibition catalogue of artistic photo
128
IMITATION PAINTINGS
131
Lejaren a Hiller Deposition from the Cross 161
134
THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT
135
J Craig Annan The painter and etcher Sir 172
140
Alexander Keighley The Bridge Oilprint
146

Gustave Le Gray Brig upon the Water 1856
52
Robert MacPherson Garden of the Villa dEste Tivoli c 1857
53
Gustave Le Gray NotreDame Paris 1858
54
Carlo Ponti Piazza San Marco Venice c 1862
55
A NEW INDUSTRY
56
Cheap photographers advertisement 1857
57
Schwartz Christian Rauch 1852
58
Ambrotype of an old gentleman c 1857
59
IMMORTAL PORTRAITS
60
Nadar Baron Taylor c 1865
62
Etienne Carjat Rossini c 1865
63
Melandri Sarah Bernhardt with her self portrait bust c 1876
65
Julia Margaret Cameron Ellen Terry 1864
66
Julia Margaret Cameron Sir Henry Taylor 1867
67
THE PHOTOGRAPHER AS STAGE MANAGER
69
Disderi Uncut sheet of eight cartedevisite portraits of Princess BuonaparteGabriele c 1862
70
Disderi Napoleon III the Empress Eugenie and the Prince Imperial 185960
71
William Notman Bear hunt posed in studio 1867
72
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
73
John Leighton Selfportrait aged 30 Calo type 1853
74
William Lake Price Don Quixote in his Study 1855
75
O G Rejlander Composition after a detail in Raphaels Sistine Madonna c 1856
77
O G Rejlander The Two Ways of Life size 31 in by 16 in 1857
78
H P Robinson Fading Away 1858
79
H P Robinson The Lady of Shalott 1861
80
H P Robinson Preliminary sketch with photo graph inserted c 1860
81
H P Robinson Dawn and Sunset 1885 size 292 in by 21 in
82
Detail of 66
83
I wish I could paint such a picture as this
84
another pose
85
Julia Margaret Cameron May Prinsep c 1870
86
Jane Morris posed by D G Rossetti July 1865
87
Julia Margaret Cameron King Arthur 1874
88
GENRE
89
O G Rejlander The Milkmaid c 1857
90
Lady Hawarden At the Window c 1864 page
91
Edward Draper Boy with Parrots c 1865
92
William M Grundy The Country Stile 1859
93
Lewis Carroll It Wont Come Smooth 1863
95
THE NUDE BEFORE THE CAMERA
96
O G Rejlander Nude 1857
97
Nadar Christine Roux the original Musette of Murgers La Vie de Boheme 1856
98
Bill Brandt Nude 1958
99
Lusha Nelson African woman 1934
100
REPORTAGE AND DOCUMENTATION
102
Alois Lbcherer Transport of the colossal statue Bavaria Munich 1850
103
William England Railway bridge over the Niagara River Stereoscopic photograph 1859
104
P H Delamotte Opening of the rebuilt Crystal Palace at Sydenham by Queen Victoria 10 June
105
Edward Anthony Broadway New York on a rainy day Stereoscopic photograph 1859
106
Thomas Annan Glasgow slum No 28 Salt market 1868
108
T H OSullivan The Harvest of Death battlefield of Gettysburg July 1863
109
Jacob A Riis New York slum dweller on make shift bed in a coal cellar c 1888 Flashlight photograph
110
Sir Benjamin Stone Oxroasting at Stratford onAvon mop c 1898 11 1
111
Nadar Gaspard Felix Tournachon interviews the centenarian scientist M E Chevreul August
112
Arnold Genthe Public feeding after the San Francisco earthquake on 18 April 1906
113
Elliot and Fry Sir Joseph Wilson Swan 1904
114
PUSHBUTTON PHOTOGRAPHY
115
J Bridson Picnic c 1882
116
under the Eiffel Tower
117
P H Emerson Setting the bownet Platino type 1885
118
NATURALISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
119
Frank Sutcliffe Excitement Platinotype
120
THE BEGINNING OF MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY
149
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE RETORT
161
THE NEW OBJECTIVITY
172
179 Closeup from D W Griffiths Intolerance 1916 page
174
Closeup from Eisensteins Battleship Potem kin 1925
176
Helmar Lerski Workman 1931
177
Maurice Guibert Henri de ToulouseLautrec at Malrome c 1896
178
Maurice Guibert Henri de ToulouseLautrec the first true closeup c 1896
179
E O Hoppe Ship in drydock 1928
180
E O Hoppe Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge 1919 181 187 Paul Nash Monster Field Study No
181
J Laughlin The Unending Stream 1939
182
Edward Steichen Paul Robeson as The Emperor Jones 1933
183
Edward Weston Paprika 1930
184
Helmut Gernsheim Piano hammers 1935
185
Helmut Gernsheim The new town 1935
186
looking down 1943
187
Helmut Gernsheim Skeleton of a leaf detail Placed between two glass plates and enlarged 2 times directly on to bromide paper 1936
188
Helmut Gernsheim Section of cucumber magnified four times 1935
189
THE INFLUENCE OF SURREALISM
190
Cecil Beaton Jean Cocteau 1936
191
Edmiston Solarization c 1934
192
Angus McBean Pamela Stanley as Queen Victoria 1938
193
Photomontage c 1868
194
Sir Edward Blount Photomontage 1873
195
PHOTOPATTERNS
196
Peter Keetman Oil drops 1956
197
Peter Keetman Ice on lake during snowfall 1958
198
Hans Hammarskiold Bark of a tree 1952
199
Otto Steinert Interchangeable Forms 1955
200
Hans Hammarskiold Crosssection through a tree 1951
201
Otto Steinert Snow tracks Negative montage 1954 202 213 Caroline Hammarskiold Fishnet reflection
202
Arno Hammachcr Reflections in Amsterdam 1951 page
203
Arno Hammacher Detail of iron construction by Naum Gabo in Rotterdam 1957
204
Rolf Winquist Gcrtrud Fridh as Medea
205
217 2J8 Peter Moeschlin Seagull in flight c 1952
206
218a Victor Gianella Geometrical forms 1972
207
THE FACE OF OUR TIME
208
Felix H Man Igor Stravinsky conducting at a rehearsal 1929
209
Felix H Man Georges Braque in his studio 1952
210
Brassai Prostitute in Paris 1933
211
Brassat Entrance to the Bal Tabarin Paris 1932 224 Bill Brandt Coal searcher 1937
212
Ida Kar Marc Chagall 1954
213
Walker Evans At Vicksburg Miss 1936
214
Arthur Rothstein Farmer and sons in dust storm Cimarron County Oklahoma 1936
215
Henri CartierBresson Sunday on the banks of the Marne 1938
216
Kurt Hutton At the fair 1938
218
Henri CartierBresson Matisse in his studio 1944
219
Cecil Beaton After the raid 1940
220
Anon Demented political prisoner in Nazi con centration camp after liberation 1945
221
Bert Hardy Beggar children in Barcelona 1950
222
Werner Bischof Famine in Madras province South India 1951
223
Werner Bischof Steppingstones in the Heian Garden Kyoto 1952
225
Werner Bischof Floods in East Hungary 1947
226
George Oddner Man with load Peru 1955
227
George Oddner Blind beggar in Peru 1955
228
George Oddner Child selling vegetables in Peru 1955
229
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF PHOTOGRAPHERS ILLUSTRATED
230
PROCESSES
248
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND STUDY LIST
251
INDEX OF NAMES
255
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