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Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art (HC)

Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art (HC)


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Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art (HC)

By Sarah Hermanson Meister

"How shall the two-dimensional print in black and white suggest the flux of activity of the metropolis, the interaction of human beings and solid architectural constructions, all impinging upon each other in time?"Picturing New York presents myriad answers to this question posed by photographer Berenice Abbott in 1939.

Depicting the iconic New York that captivates the world's imagination and the idiosyncratic details that define New Yorkers' sense of home, this anthology of photographs from The Museum of Modern Art's extraordinary collection reveals the city in all its vitality, ambition, and beauty. Made by artists pursuing their own curiosity as well as professionals on assignment, the works reveal a deeply symbiotic relationship between photography and New York. The selection is accompanied by evocative excerpts from literary works about New York and an essay by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator in the Department of Photography at the Museum.

Includes celebrated images and lesser-known gems—including works by Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Weegee, and many more. Includes 150 duotone images.

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Type Photography
Size 9 x 10"
Published 2009
ISBN 9780870707636
Pages 152
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