Volledige titel: The Altering Eye. Photographs from the National Gallery of Art
In 1949 the National Gallery of Art in Washington got a gift of nearly 1,600 photographs, made by Alfred Stieglitz. This is now known as the Key Set. In 1990 the museum opened a department of photographs under Sarah Greenough. The collection of this department has grown to 14,000 works. It shows the development of the medium and reveals the beauty and dynamic versatility of photography over its course of more than 175 years.
This elegant book presents some of the most significant and compelling photographs acquired over the years, ranging from experimental photographs made in the earliest years of the medium's history to key works by major twentieth-century figures and important contemporary pieces that reset the ways in which photography shapes our experience of the modern world. The guides on this enlightening tour through the history of the medium are members of the curatorial team that established the National Gallery's international reputation for photography exhibitions and publications over the past twenty-five years, ever advancing the recognition of photography as a fine art.
Over de auteurs:
Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Prior to coming to the Gallery, Greenough received her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico where she studied with the noted photographic historian Beaumont Newhall. Sarah Kennel is associate curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She holds a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, completing her dissertation on the relationship between dance and the visual arts in early 20th-century Paris.
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