Photography in the Modern Era: European Documents and Critical Writings, 1913-1940
by Christopher Phillips
Publisher's Description
A counterpart to the exhibition The New Vision at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this selection of writings highlights photography--especially from Italy, the USSR, Germany and France--as a catalytic element in the avant-garde movements of the time and as emblematic of cultural transformation in the dawning `age of mechanical reproduction.' Articles included are by Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Tzara, Dali, Louis Aragon, as well as Anton Giulio Bragaglia's writings on Futurist photodynamism; the full exchanges between Rodchenko and his critics; the Soviet critique of Moholy-Nagy, and much more. Phillips, a regular contributor to October and Art in America, is also the author of Steichen at War.
ISBN: 0893814067
Publisher: Aperture
Hardcover : 350 pages
Language: English
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