Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971
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Titel: Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971
Herausgegeben von David Travis, Elizabeth Siegel
UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Mai 2002 - kartoniert - 272 Seiten
One of Chicago's great cultural achievements, the Institute of Design was among the most important schools of photography in twentieth-century America. It began as an outpost of experimental Bauhaus education and was home to an astonishing group of influential teachers and students, including Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, and Aaron Siskind. To date, however, the ID's enormous contributions to the art and practice of photography have gone largely unexplored. "Taken by Design is the first publication to examine thoroughly this remarkable institution and its lasting impact.
With nearly 300 illustrations, including many never-before published photographs, "Taken by Design examines the changing nature of photography over this critical period in America's midcentury. It starts by documenting the experimental nature of Moholy's Bauhaus approach and photography's new and enhanced role in training the "complete designer." Next it traces the formal and abstract camera experiments under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, which aimed at achieving a new kind of photographic subjectivity. Finally, it highlights the ID's focus on conscious references to the processes of the photographic medium itself. In addition to photographs by Moholy, Callahan, and Siskind, the book showcases works by Barbara Crane, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Joseph Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, Gyorgy Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Ray K. Metzker, Richard Nickel, Arthur Siegel, Art Sinsabaugh, and many others. Major essays from experts in the field, biographies, a chronology, and reprints of critical essays are also included, making "Taken by Design an essential work for anyone interested in the history of American photography.Contributors include:
Keith Davis, Lloyd Engelbrecht, John Grimes, Nathan Lyons, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Elizabeth Siegel, David Travis, Larry Viskochil, James N. Wood
David Travis is curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel and All Around the House: Photographs of American-Jewish Communal Life. Elizabeth Siegel is assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
"[Chicago's] strongest and most lasting art for 60 years has not been painting or sculpture but photography. . . . Thanks to more than 200 images from 75 photographers and essays by seven top scholars, anyone with a functioning eye should now be convinced of the city's extraordinary photographic achievements."--Alan G. Artner "Chicago Tribune "
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