- Gebundene Ausgabe: 180 Seiten
- Verlag: Yale Univ Pr; Auflage: New. (4. August 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0300123310
- ISBN-13: 978-0300123319
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 24,1 x 2,3 x 30,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 868.038 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
John Gutmann: The Photographer at Work (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. August 2009
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John Gutmann (1905-1998) was one of America's most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-reporter. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider - a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States - informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities, as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II.This handsome book acknowledges Gutmann's place in the history of photography. Drawing on his archive of photographs and papers at the Center for Creative Photography, it presents both unfamiliar works and little-known contexts for his imagery, linking his photography to his passionate interest in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artefacts, and his pedagogy. In addition to a major essay by Sally Stein, the volume includes an introduction by Douglas R. Nickel, and an overview of the Gutmann archive by Amy Rule.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Sally Stein is associate professor in the Department of Art History and Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine.
Sally Stein's 2009 book is the one I prefer because the reproduction of the 175 photos (200 screen duotones on a good matt art) is better than the other two. With more photos it's possible to appreciate the quality of Gutmann's work, in particular his coverage of cars (one of his favorite subjects) and the man-made America, where he follows the style of FSA work by taking photos of commercial buildings and their signage. Plate thirty-six is a beautiful shot of a Hollywood drive-in restaurant; plate thirty-eight features a well framed image of the first Los Angeles drive-in theater. The weakest photos, I thought, are the five signs with white and neon type on a black background. They look simple enough to be student photographic college material.
The book's essay by Sally Stein, over thirty-nine pages is as comprehensive as you'll want and like the essay in 'The photography of John Gutmann' title it's illustrated with spreads from magazines with photos that influenced him. One minor point I noticed with Stein's essay are the footnotes, there are ninety-two of them and amazingly the numbers in the text are the smallest I've ever seen: three point and at that size they are virtually unreadable.Lesen Sie weiter... ›