|Publisher:||Yale Univ Pr|
|Publish Date:||Apr 2013|
|Number of Pages:||463|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||6.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||10.1 x 1.7 x 11.6|
Sarah Greenough is the curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art. She has written many books about photography, including Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings (NGA 1983), Harry Callahan (Bulfinch 1998), Walker Evans (NGA, 1991), Paul Stand: An American Vision (NGA, 1991), & On the Art of Fixing a Shadow (Bulfinch, 1989).
The Museum of Modern Art organized the first retrospective of photographer Garry Winogrand 25 years ago, only four years after his death in 1984. Arguably, too little time had then elapsed to allow scholars and curators to respond fully to his work, much less examine the numerous posthumous undeveloped and unprinted rolls of film he left behind. This new retrospective and substantial catalog, published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and edited by photographer Rubinfien (A Map of the East), helps to redress that problem.
The content-black-and-white plates showing the full range of Winogrand's work, as well as critical essays, biographical information, and a bibliography-amounts to a portable symposium of the artist's work. Although he was adamantly not a political artist, the social forces roiling the mid-century United States in which Winogrand lived nonetheless forcefully defined his work. The book also introduces readers to Winogrand the man, teacher, and friend: warts and all.
Verdict: As a genre, retrospectives seem almost invariably affirmative in their assessment of their subject. Students of photography will appreciate this catalog's balance of diverse critical views together with a genuinely warm and affectionate embrace of Winogrand as a person.
-Michael Dashkin, New York
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Widely regarded as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) did much of his best-known work in Manhattan during the 1960s, becoming an epic chronicler of that tumultuous decade. But Winogrand was also an avid traveler and roamed extensively around the United States, bringing exquisite work out of nearly every region of the country.
This landmark retrospective catalogue looks at the full sweep of Winogrand's exceptional career. Drawing from his enormous output, which at the time of his death included thousands of rolls of undeveloped film and unpublished contact sheets, the book will serve as the most substantial compendium of Winogrand's work to date. Lavishly illustrated with both iconic images and photographs that have never been seen before now, and featuring essays by leading scholars of American photography, Garry Winogrand presents a vivid portrait of an artist who unflinchingly captured America's swings between optimism and upheaval in the postwar era.
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