Karl Struss

New York to Hollywood: The Photography of Karl Struss
by Barbara McCandless
Publisher's Description
Karl Struss was a master of both still and motion picture photography. Beginning his studies of pictorialism with Clarence White, his groundbreaking work later earned him the first Academy Award for cinematography. This comprehensive edition surveys Struss' long career with the camera, featuring his early color work and stills from the films he photographed. A fascinating look into the life and work of one of the century's greatest visual innovators.
Amazon.com Review
Struss (1886-1981) was that rara avis who mastered both still photography and cinematography. Best known for his stunning camera work on F.W. Murnau's Sunrise--for which he shared the first Academy Award for cinematography in 1927--Struss was a member of Photo-Secession, an organization co-founded by Alfred Stieglitz devoted to the promotion of photography as a fine art. While Koszarski discusses Struss' contributions to the cinema, the focus of this retrospective is the artist's earlier New York pictorial work; the book is handsomely illustrated with black and white images from Struss' oeuvre, as well as his striking 1910-17 experiments in color.
ISBN: 0826316379
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Hardcover : 247 pages
Language: English
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