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Photography - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TR1 - TR1050 (Photography) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Hurray, the butter is gone! : John Heartfield's photomontages of the 1930s / organized by Presentation House Gallery from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, September 23-November 27, 1988
    TR 685 H385 1989

  • Al Souza / Hugh M. Davies
    TR 647 S687 1979

  • Felix H. Man : reportage portraits, 1929-76 : [catalogue of an exhibition held at the] National Portrait Gallery [1 October 1976 to 2 January 1977]
    TR 681 F3 M36 1976

  • Luigi Ghirri, Aldo Rossi : things which are only themselves = Luigi Ghirri, Aldo Rossi : des choses qui ne sont qu'elles-mêmes = Luigi Ghirri, Aldo Rossi : cose che sono solo se stesse / Paolo Costantini
    TR 659 C678 1996

  • The educated innocent eye : some criteria for the criticism of photography / by Kay Tucker
    TR 642 T87 1972

  • The Target collection of American photography : [exhibition], February 25-May 1, 1977 / pref. by William C. Agee ; edited, and with an introd. by Anne Tucker
    TR 646 U6 H687 1976

  • The hand colored photograph : Philadelphia College of Art, April 28-May 19, 1979
    TR 646 U6 P56 1979

  • Painter as photographer : an Arts Council touring exhibition
    TR 646 G7 P35 1982

  • Stranger than fiction / Jim Stone
    TR 654 S74 1993
    In this collection of photographs, Jim Stone captures both the humorous and the tragic factets of the human condition. Interspersed with the images are believe-it-or-not news stories that describe ordinary and extraordinary events that remind us that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

  • This edifice is colossal : 19th century architectural photography / Robert A. Sobieszek
    TR 659 S63 1986

  • An Edwardian observer : the photographs of Leslie Hamilton Wilson / introd. by Edwin Newman ; text by Clark Worswick ; edited by Marilyn Penn
    TR 653 W54 1978

  • Edmund Teske : Chicago : remembrances
    TR 647 T2687 S74 2003

  • The gang / Ruth Erdt ; [text, Gianni Jetzer ; translation, Catherine Schelbert]
    TR 654 E73 2001
    Ruth Erdt addresses the so-called everyday matters of life. By un-selfconsciously directing her camera at her children, herself, and her partners, she lets the viewer in but operates in the field between authenticity and fiction. In restrained and peaceful images that hover on the threshhold of still normality and suspect action, Erdt tells stories about her life -- or what the viewer assumes to be her life.

  • Click doubleclick : the documentary factor / edited by Thomas Weski ; essays by Jean-Francois Chevrier, Johan de Vos, Thomas Weski
    TR 655 C42 2006
    'At the moment, photography is in a phase of change in which an altered conception of the documentary factor is emerging. It is not so much a matter of the portrayal or representation of reality, but rather of an artistically well-grounded idea of the world.' So says Thomas Weski in his essay in this big, bold, and truly essential compendium of documentary and almost-documentary photographs. Featured artists include Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Laurenz Berges, Dirk Braeckman, David Claerbout, Luc Delahaye, Rineike Dijkstra, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Patrick Faigenbaum, Stephen Gill, Paul Graham, Andreas Gursky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Scott McFarland, Hans van der Meer, Boris Mikhailov, Martin Parr, Judith Joy Ross, Thomas Ruff, Taryn Simon, Alec Soth, Heidi Specker, Jules Spinatsch, Thomas Struth, Larry Sultan, Juergen Teller, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jeff Wall. Among the many fine features of this book are several paper changes, a section on the illustrations and artists' biographies.

  • Architecture transformed : a history of the photography of buildings from 1839 to the present / Cervin Robinson, Joel Herschman
    TR 659 R624 1987

  • Avant-garde photography in Germany, 1919-1939 / [text by] Van Deren Coke
    TR 73 C6413 1982

  • Thomas Ruff / [Centre national de la photographie, Paris, éditions Actes Sud, Arles]
    TR 647 R833 1997

  • Eugène Atget, ou, La mélancolie en photographie / Alain Buisine
    TR 187 B85 1994

  • Le temps des pionniers : a travers les collections de la Société française de photographie / introduction par Jean-Claude Gautrand
    TR 6 F82 P38 1987

  • Latin American artist-photographers from the Lehigh University Art Galleries collection / curator, Ricardo Viera
    TR 645 B452 D83 2001

  • Lisette Model : a retrospective : New Orleans Museum of Art, Summer 1981, Museum Folkwang, Spring 1982
    TR 647 M55 1981

  • A chronology of photography; a critical survey of the history of photography as a medium of art
    TR 15 G33 1972

  • Eugène Atget : Paris / with an introduction by Wilfried Wiegand ; [translated from the German by Anne Heritage]
    TR 653 A86413 1998

  • Histoire de voir : une histoire de la photographie / conçue et réalisée par Robert Delpire et Michel Frizot ; avec la collaboration de Françoise Bonnefoy [and others] ; texte de Michel Frizot
    TR 15 H563 1989

  • Cyanide & spirits : an inside-out view of early photography / by Bill Jay
    TR 15 J35 1991

  • Between nature and culture : photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal / Joe Deal [and others]
    TR 659 D474 1999
    From 1983 through 1997, artist Joe Deal documented the site and construction of the Getty Center through a series of black and white photographs. Between Nature and Culture: Photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal presents 130 of Deal's photographs, offering an opportunity to view the evolving site through this artist's eyes, from the selection of the starkly beautiful chaparral-covered mountain top to the steel and travertine of the final stages of construction. With an introduction by Mark Johnstone that provides both a key to understanding Joe Deal's unique vision and commentaries on the thematic groups and individual photographs reproduced, this book offers a dramatic portrait of one of the Getty Center.

  • Image worlds : corporate identities at General Electric, 1890-1930 / David E. Nye
    TR 706 N94 1985
    By viewing the corporation as a communicator, Image Worlds links the histories of labor, business, consumption, engineering, and photography, providing a new perspective on one of the largest and most representative corporations. General Electric was one of the first modern industrial corporations to use photographs and other media resources to create images of itself; and the GE archives, comprising well over a million images, form one of the largest privately held collections in the world. To produce this venturesome book, David Nye has used these vast archives to develop a new approach to corporate ideology through corporate iconography. Image Worlds embraces symbols, intentional signs, and photographs on the one hand and the history of institutional and technological development on the other. It views photography as a developing technology with a history of its own, and presents the corporation as a communicator as well as a producer and employer. Illustrated with nearly 60 photographs from the archives, the book identifies five "image markets" that GE sought to organize and address. Company engineers, workers, and managers received publications designed to appeal to their presumed interests. Some of these grew into public journals with a scientific-educational mission; others were restricted in circulation even within the company. At the same time, illustrated mass-media advertising was created to reach potential consumers of GE products. Advertising that presented an image of GE as a place where "progress was the most important product." While GE was promoting this enlightened image, the company was also using its resources to reach the voting public, hoping to gain their support for private electrification in the national debate over municipal power. David E. Nye is Associate Professor of American History at Odense University in Denmark.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's fifty views of Japan : the 1905 photo album / edited by Melanie Birk
    TR 659 F734 1996
    The sparks that ignited Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas came form various sources, among them the art and culture of Japan. On his first trip abroad in 1905, Wright went to Japan and while there took many photographs. Through fifty of these pictures -- published together here for the first time -- we can understand how the buildings, scenery, and heritage of Japan became the foundation for many of Wright's masterpieces. Includes essays by Wright experts from the United States and Japan.

  • La Photographie en France : textes & controverses, une anthologie, 1816-1871 / André Rouillé
    TR 71 P49 1989

  • The Royal Photographic Society collection / [by Pam Roberts, curator ; sponsored by Kodak]
    TR 6 G72 L6659 1994

  • Regards sur le monde : trésors photographiques du Quai d'Orsay, 1860-1914 / Pierre Fournié, Laurent Gervereau ; préface, Hubert Védrine ; introduction, René Rémond ; avant-propos Roger Thérond
    TR 652 R44 2000

  • Annals of my glass house / photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron ; text by Violet Hamilton
    TR 680 C279 1996
    Annals of My Glass House highlights the work of the most famous Victorian woman photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron. Although she did not begin her career until the age of 49, after rearing six children, she produced almost 3,000 photographs from 1864 until her death in 1879.

    Violet Hamilton's examination of Cameron's photography begins with her first successful recorded work in 1864 and ends in 1874 with her brief autobiography, "Annals of My Glass House", included here. The major thematic categories of her work are considered, including her portraits of prominent Victorians, poetic interpretations of Madonnas and children, and illustrations for Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. Among Cameron's photographs are intimate studies of her own family and powerful portraits of Victorian artists, writers, and scientists, including historian Thomas Carlyle and astronomer Sir John Herschel.


  • The Abrams encyclopedia of photography / edited by Brigitte Govignon ; translated from the French by Graham Edwards [and others]
    TR 9 P4813 2004
    A comprehensive reference traces the history of photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1829 to the breakthroughs in digital photography today, covering such key themes as portraits, still lifes, photojournalism, and NASA images while exploring the ways that the use of pictures has influenced public perspectives. 12,500 first printin

  • The world in my camera. Translated by June Guicharnaud
    TR 140 F69 A313 1974

  • Combattimento per un'immagine : fotografi e pittori : Torino, Galleria civica d'arte moderna, marzo-aprile 1973
    TR 646 I82 T872 1973

  • Scopophilia : the love of looking / edited & with an afterword by Gerard Malanga ; foreword by Robert Creeley
    TR 676 S35 1985

  • The birth of photography : the story of the formative years, 1800-1900 / by Brian Coe
    TR 15 C59 1976

  • 1839, la photographie révélée / Michel Frizot [and others]
    TR 6 F8 A15 1989

  • Immortal portraits, being a gallery of famous photographs, by David Octavius Hill, Julia Margaret Cameron and others. Selection and commentary by Alex Strasser
    TR 680 S92 1941

  • Carleton Watkins : selected texts and bibliography / edited by Amy Rule ; essay by Mary Warner Marien
    TR 140 W376 C37 1993b

  • The invented eye : masterpieces of photography, 1839-1914 / Edward Lucie-Smith
    TR 652 L8 1975

  • Right of inspection / Jacques Derrida ; photographs by Marie-Françoise Plissart ; translated by David Wills
    TR 654 P53713 1998
    The product of a collaboration between French philosopher Jacques Derrida and Belgian photographer Marie-FranÇoise Plissart,Right of Inspectionis a visually alluring and engaging tour de force. Beginning with Plissart's hundred-page photo-novel, both the images and Derrida's text meditate on a variety of issues including gender, photographic genre, spectrality, and the interpretive act of seeing. Having seen Plissart's haunting black-and-white imagery, Derrida himself confesses that one cannot resist the compulsion to "make up stories." Recalling his recent preoccupation with ghosts, Derrida spectrally engages two of the most influential visual arts theorists -- Walter Benjamin and Roland Barthes. Within the framework of Plissart's project, Derrida engages a discussion of the relation of the photographic image to memory, authenticity, and reality. Responding to the impression of Plissart's world of artifice, reversibility, and seduction, Derrida's text illuminates what is at stake in "the right to look."

  • Multiple views : Logan grant essays on photography, 1983-89 / edited by Daniel P. Younger ; introduction by Alan Trachtenberg
    TR 185 M85 1991

  • The silence / Gilles Peress
    TR 820.5 P447 1995

  • Atget : une rétrospective / [commissariat, Sylvie Aubenas, Guillaume Le Gall]
    TR 647 A83 2007
    La monographie de r f rence de cet artiste inclassable.

    Les collections de la BNF, plus de 4 500 images acquises entre 1900 et 1925 aupr s de l'artiste lui-m me (et compl t es par les dons de grands collectionneurs), permettent de pr senter un choix des images les plus importantes d'Atget dans les meilleurs tirages conserv s. L'ouvrage restitue, pour un public averti ou non, Atget tel qu'en lui-m me la richesse et la beaut de l'oeuvre permettent aux n ophytes de comprendre l'importance de ce photographe majeur, trait d'union capital entre les XIXe et XXe si cles, et aux initi s de se replonger dans la beaut originelle de l'oeuvre.

  • The Kiss of Apollo : photography & sculpture, 1845 to the present / essay by Eugenia Parry Janis
    TR 658.3 K57 1991

  • The century of the body : 100 photoworks, 1900-2000 / edited by William A. Ewing
    TR 675 C43 2000
    This book represents 100 of the finest and most fascinating examples of body-centred photography from the 20th century. Art photographers included are Stieglitz, Man Ray, Brassai, Cunningham, Brandt and Mapplethorpe, alongside greats of scientific image-making like Nilsson and Hutchings.

  • The model wife / photographs by Baron Adolph de Meyer, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Emmet Gowin, Lee Friedlander, Masahisa Fukase, Siichi Furuya, Nicholas Nixon ; [compiled by] Arthur Ollman
    TR 681 W6 M63 1999
    Friends, lovers, confidantes, collaborators - the multi-facteted relationship between husband and wife takes on another dimension when the couple are also artist and muse. In this volume, Arthur Ollman explores the imagery and photographic history of nine 20th-century photographers who used their wives as models over a period of years, in images ranging from stark nudes on the sand to aproned mothers in the kitchen.

  • Camera : Victorian eyewitness : a history of photography, 1826-1913 / by Gus Macdonald
    TR 15 M22 1980

  • Nous ne sommes pas des cybernautes : livre de lecture / Jacques-Louis Nyst
    TR 654 N95 1973

  • Karl Struss, man with a camera : the artist-photographer in New York and Hollywood ... Cranbrook Academy of Art/Museum [and others] / [exhibition organized, and catalogue prepared, researched, written, and edited by Susan and John Harvith]
    TR 647 S88 1976

  • Vergleichende Konzeptionen : August Sander, Karl Blossfeldt, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Bernd und Hilla Becher / herausgegeben von der Photographischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln ; [Übersetzung der Texte aus dem Deutschen bzw. Englischen, Jeremy Gaines and others]
    TR 6 G32 C658 1997

  • The car and the camera : the Detroit school of automotive photography / David L. Lewis and Bill Rauhauser
    TR 690.4 L48 1996
    Celebrating Detroit car photographers or "shooters" who created new ways of shooting-and seeing-automobiles from the 1950s through the 1990s, The Car and the Camera takes readers on a revealing visual journey. This lavishly illustrated catalogue examines the technological advances in photography that have affected automotive advertisements and traces the fascinating development of the Detroit school of automotive photography, highlighting major photographers such as Walter Farynk, Dennis Gripentrog, Vern Hammarlund, Mickey McGuire, Guy Morrison, Jim Northmore, and Warren O. Winstanley, and their work. The book also explores the ways in which the automotive industry and auto advertisements act as barometers of American culture, both mirroring and helping to shape the spirit of the time.

  • Jerome Liebling : photographs, 1947-1977 / essay by Estelle Jussim
    TR 680 L467 1978

  • Naissances d'Aphrodite. Birth of Aphrodite. [Photos de Lucien Clergue. Réalise par Jean Petit. Textes de Fédérico Garcia Lorca. Translated by Grace Davis
    TR 675 C53 1966

  • Anthologie d'un patrimoine photographique : 1847-1926 / Philippe Néagu, Jean-Jacques Poulet-Allamagny
    TR 652 F7 1980

  • Victorian photography : an introduction for collectors and connoisseurs / B.E.C. Howarth-Loomes
    TR 57 H68 1975

  • The photographic experience, 1839-1914 : images and attitudes / Heinz K. Henisch and Bridget A. Henisch
    TR 15 H46 1994

    Eighteen thirty-nine was the miraculous year in which the two principal inventors of photography--Daguerre in France and Fox Talbot in Great Britain--made their discoveries known to an eager and receptive public. News of the process flashed around the globe, and in no time enthusiastic pioneers from Auckland to Zanzibar were trying the new invention. Photography took root and flourished. It has since been used in a thousand ways and has changed our modes of perception in many more.

    The Photographic Experience deals with episodes and issues relating to the spread and practice of photography from its beginnings to World War I. Bridget and Heinz Henisch concern themselves with the reception accorded to the new art by professionals, amateurs, and the general public. They examine reactions to the new invention in the press, literature, poetry, music, and fashion; the response of intellectuals and painters; and the beliefs held by prominent photographers concerning the nature of the medium and its mission. With a wide array of images--many never before published--they illustrate the photograph's use as a record of public and private moments in life.

    Photography became so quickly and thoroughly interwoven with the fabric of society and human experience, that its history comprises much more than the story of photographic art and its creators. The authors examine photographic ephemera and humor, photography and the law, the photographic studio experience, photography and travel, photography and journalism with special attention to advertising and war, the role of photography in politics, photographically illustrated books, the practice of overpainting, photography in the hands of the scholar, and the presentation and use of photographs in their social milieu.


  • Pictorialism in California : photographs, 1900-1940 / with essays by Michael G. Wilson and Dennis Reed
    TR 645 M352 J228 1994
    Photographic Pictorialism was an early twentieth-century movement that had its goal the romantic expression of forms of beauty. In California, Pictorialism took forms as varied as landscape photographs, Hollywood portraits, and moody evocations of modern dance. This book contains one hundred photographs that illustrate the full range of the Pictorialist movement in Northern and in Southern California. It includes images by such well-known Pictorialists as Ansel Adams, Imogene Cunningham, and Edward Weston.

  • Une passion française : photographies de la collection de Roger Thérond = images from the Roger Therond collection / Roger Thérond
    TR 6 F82 P3767 1999

  • Nude, photographs 1850-1980 / edited by Constance Sullivan
    TR 675 N796 1980

  • A constructed view : the architectural photography of Julius Shulman / Joseph Rosa ; with an essay by Esther McCoy
    TR 659 R6293 1994
    Julius Shulman, one of the great master of architectural photography, is the preeminent recoreder of early California modernism. By 1927, when he was sixteen, Shulman was already using the family Brownie box camera to document his Southern Californis surroundings and experiences; in 1936, his professional career was launched when he sent Richard Neutra some uncommissioned photographs of the architect's Kun House. Shulman went on to document the famous Case Study House Program (architects included Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig, and Eero Saarinen) and also the architecure of the 1930s through the 1980s, especially that of Southern California, but also country and worldwide. His subjects included the buildings of R.M. Schindler, John Lautner, Raphael Soriano, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Oscar Niemeyer, among many others. Through his work, Shulman defined the image of Los Angeles and framed the architecture of the time for a global audience. In addition to an overview of Shulman's career and photographic oevre, this book emphasizes Shulman's method of "constructing" photographic views. These contructions, which complemented his innate ability to compose striking photographs, often transcends reality to capture the spirit, time and place of a work of architecture. An analysis of architecture's visual presentation examines not only the media of the era--John Entenza's Arts & Architecture, for instance--but also the work of Shulman's photographic contemporaries.

  • Shots in the dark : true crime pictures / Gail Buckland ; commentary by Harold Evans
    TR 822 B83 2001
    "Shots in the Dark", a fascinating collection of crime photos, ties into a "Court TV" tenth anniversary special of the same title, based in part on Buckland's research. 200 photos.

  • The last photographic heroes : American photographers of the sixties and seventies / Gilles Mora
    TR 139 M57 2007
    The photography that Americans invented in the 1960s and 1970s was as fresh and vital as their music. Between the publication of Robert Frank's 'The Americans' (1958) and the coming of postmodernism, the photographers featured in this book embarked on their own personal quests.

  • L'amour fou : photography & surrealism / Rosalind Krauss, Jane Livingston ; with an essay by Dawn Ades
    TR 646 U6 W376 1985
    Now back in stock: A collection of fabulous photographs by the foremost Surrealist artists.

  • The camera i : photographic self-portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection / Robert A. Sobieszek, Deborah Irmas
    TR 681 P56 S63 1994

  • Atget the pioneer / Jean-Claude Lemagny ... [et al. ; translation from the French David Radzinowicz Howell]
    TR 647 A827 2000
    Through a stunning portfolio of more than 160 photographs, this outstanding publication sheds new light on the often neglected aspects of Atget's work, those innovative features of his photography that were to transform the photographic medium for a modern generation. Juxtaposing Atget's works with those of later photographers, the volume reveals how deeply Atget influenced modern perceptions in his novel depictions of street scenes, industrial landscapes, shopfronts and interiors, architectural details and parks.

    The work of the great French photographer Eugene Atget (1856-1927) is internationally known and widely acknowledged. His role as a pioneering innovator of photography, however, is less well appreciated. This new book puts the record straight, exploring Atget's modernist legacy through his own photographs and those of later photographers, names who are themselves legends in the history of the art: Berenice Abbott, Hilla and Bernd Becher, Bill Brandt, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans, Michael Kenna, Lee Friedlander, Clarence John Laughlin, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Rene-Jacques, Bruno Requillard, and August Sander.

    During his lifetime Atget's work held a fascination for contemporary Surrealist artists such as Man Ray; Walker Evans later drew on Atget's unflinching views of the Paris backstreets to create his own image of urban life; Cubism too found inspiration in the tightly framed spaces of Atget's Parisian streets.


  • Karl Blossfeldt : 1865-1932 / Hans Christian Adam
    TR 724 A28 1999

  • Real pictures : photographs from the collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft : an exhibition celebrating a major acquisition of photography by the Vancouver Art Gallery, 28 January to 29 May 2005 / curated by Grant Arnold
    TR 6 C22 V36 2005

  • Atget, Paris in detail / [editorial direction, Suzanne Tise-Isoré ; translated from the French by David Radzinowicz]
    TR 653 A829713 2002
    The works of French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927) can be considered as prototypes for some of the great aesthetic movements (cubism, surrealism, conceptualism) that continue to influence modern and contemporary art. His detailed visual record of Paris and its environs were sold to painters to use as source material, and later to institutions dedicated to the preservation of the city's past. The Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs in Paris acquired nearly 1800 poetic images of decorative details such as boiseries, door knockers, staircase balustrades, garden ornaments, and magnificent plaster work from Atget's studio.
    The selection of more than 300 works exquisitely reproduced in this volume were chosen not only for their documentary record of the decorative splendors of Paris, but also for their concentration on the subtleties of form and their stunning aesthetic power. Atget's continued use of a large format view camera and glass plate negatives, allowed for bigger negatives that resulted in fine details and richly toned images. His encyclopedic purpose and the simplicity of his method are so timeless that his work still fascinates today. The poetic impassivity of the images, the detailed beauty of their subjects, and the simple juxtaposition of their proportions will be an inspiration to all those interested in design and the decorative arts as well as those interested in the history of photography.

  • Paris in 3D : from stereoscopy to virtual reality 1850-2000 / in association with the Musée Carnavalet, Museum of the History of Paris ; edited by Françoise Reynaud, Catherine Tambrun and Kim Timby
    TR 780 P37 2000
    A comprehensive historical survey of the techniques that underpin 3-D photography and an overview of the history of Paris during the last 150 years, including documentation from the two World Wars, early erotica and advertising. Originally exhibited at the Musee Carnavalet, Paris."

  • Heart of Spain : Robert Capa's photographs of the Spanish Civil War : from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía / historical essays by Juan P. Fusi Aizpúrua, Richard Whelan, and Catherine Coleman
    TR 820.6 C37 1999
    In 1936, the rebellion of monarchists and fascists led by General Franco, in alliance with Hitler and Mussolini, mobilized anti-fascists all over the world, among them Robert Capa. During the entire period of the war, Capa traveled throughout the Loyalist-held areas of Spain photographing battles, cities under siege, and the chaos of a modern nation at war with itself. One series of images documents the heroic Loyalist defense of Madrid; another the mass exodus of Catalonians from Barcelona to the French border. His iconic photograph of a Loyalist militiaman who has just been shot shocked the world with its brutal immediacy. Capa's pictures not only illuminated the courage of the soldiers who carried on against overwhelming odds but also galvanized compassion for the innocent and injured.

  • Searching for Mary SchŠaffer : women wilderness photography / Colleen Skidmore
    TR 140 S33S55 2017eb
    Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. In Searching for Mary Schäffer, Colleen Skidmore takes up Schäffer's own resonant themes--women and wilderness, travel and science--to ask new questions, tell new stories, and reassess the persona of Mary Schäffer imagined in more recent times. Public and private archival collections in the United States and Canada set the stage for this engrossing exploration of Schäffer's creative, collaborative, and competitive enterprise amid the cultural complexities of Philadelphia's science and photography communities, and the scientific, tourist, and Indigenous societies of the Rocky Mountains of Canada. "In this impressive book, Colleen Skidmore uses her considerable skills as a social historian of photography to shed new light on the remarkable life of Mary Schäffer. She knows the stories, the characters, and presents a social history that is fresh and convincing. Skidmore's conclusion is brilliant and will certainly serve as a catalyst for further research and study of Mary Schäffer." Donna Livingstone, President and CEO, Glenbow Museum

  • The matter of photography in the Americas / Natalia Brizuela and Jodi Roberts ; with contributions by Lisa Blackmore, Amy Sara Carroll, Marianela D'Aprile, María Fernanda Domínguez, Heloisa Espada, Rachel Price, Diana Ruiz, Tatiane Santa Rosa, and Kyle Stephan
    TR 184 B75 2018

    Latin American and Latino artists have used photography to engage with modern media landscapes and critique globalized economies since the 1960s. But rarely are these artists considered leaders in discussions about the theory and scholarship of photography or included in conversations about the radical transformations of photography in the digital era.

    The Matter of Photography in the Americas presents the work of more than eighty artists working in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Latino communities in the United States who all have played key roles in transforming the medium and critiquing its uses. Artists like Alfredo Jaar, Oscar Muñoz, Ana Mendieta, and Teresa Margolles highlight photography's ability to move beyond the impulse simply to document the world at large. Instead, their work questions the relationship between representation and visibility.

    With nearly 200 full-color images, this book brings together drawings, prints, installations, photocopies, and three-dimensional objects in an investigation and critique of the development and artistic function of photography. Essays on key works and artists shed new light on the ways photographs are made and consumed. Pressing at the boundaries of what defines culturally specific, photography-centric artwork, this book looks at how artists from across the Americas work with and through photography as a critical tool.


  • Wallace W. Abbey : a life in railroad photography / Kevin P. Keefe and Scott Lothes ; photographs by Wallace W. Abbey
    TR 715 A23 2018

    From the late 1940s on, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was often taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.


  • Tina Barney / with contributions by Tina Barney and Peter Galassi
    TR 680 B3177 2017
    Covering three decades of the artist's provocative yet intimate large-scale color images capturing the domestic life and private moments of the American and European elite--her family and friends--this book will appeal to contemporary-art lovers, photography book collectors, and anyone
    with an interest in modern culture.
    Internationally acclaimed American artist Tina Barney burst on the scene in the early 1980s with her provocative yet intimate photographs capturing the domestic lives and social rituals of the elite. In choosing color over black and white and producing large-format prints, she broke the tradition of established fine-art photography at the time. Her unstintingly honest portrayal of her subjects, many of whom are family and friends, remains completely original.
    Straddling the line between candid and choreographed photography, between engagement and detachment, she captures her subjects in a range of rarefied settings, both private and public. Her iconic tableaux suggest rich narratives or, as she has written, the "synchronization of psychological, emotional, and sociological plots that bind a family together." Long awaited, this lavish survey is the most definitive book to date on Barney's work.

  • Außen Wildnis innen = Outside wilderness inside / Stefanie Schwedes ; [Autor, David Riedel ; Übersetzung, Ann Marie Bohan]
    TR 655 S39 2016
    Since 2011, artist Stefanie Schwedes has been creating photographic works that offer a new perspective on a familiar theme: the forest and nature. Blurring the distinction between the real and the virtual, her abstract images testify to the impact of human culture on the earth.

  • John Chiara : California / essay by Virginia Heckert ; photographs and statement by John Chiara
    TR 655 C52 2017
    John Chiara creates his own cameras and chemical processes in order to make unique photographs using the direct exposure of light onto reversal film and paper. Chiara describes his process: "When I'm out shooting, I directly expose the paper, dodge, burn, and filter the light as if I were working in the darkroom." This compression of the traditional photographic processes into one event, involving the hauling around of huge, handmade cameras and film backs, results in images that are intuitive and performative--and visually stunning. Focusing almost exclusively on landscapes and architecture, each resulting photograph is a singular, luminous object that renders each scene with an almost hallucinatory clarity, deploying surreal shifts of color, light, and skewed perspectives. This book, his first, focuses exclusively on images of Chiara's native California, including images from his hometown of San Francisco and other locations in Northern California, as well as Los Angeles and along the Pacific Coast. Virginia Heckert's essay situates Chiara's work in the long tradition of the landscape of the American West while also discussing his working methods and the contemporary context of this process-driven work.
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