The Window in Photographs

By: Hellman, Karen

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Photographers have been irresistibly drawn to the window as a powerful source of inspiration throughout the history of the medium. As one of the first camera subjects, the window is literally and figuratively linked to the photographic process itself. By bringing together key works, arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and presenting pairings within broader stylistic movements, this volume examines the motif of the window as a symbol of photographic vision.
"The Window in Photographs" includes more than eighty color plates spanning the history of photography, all drawn from the J. Paul Getty Museum's permanent collection. The theme is presented in a wide range of contexts, from one of the earliest images by William Henry Fox Talbot or Julia Margaret Cameron's 1864 allegorical use of the motif, to works by members of the Photo-Secession, including Gertrude Kasebier and Fred Holland Day. The documentary thread of the street photographer can be followed in Eugene Atget's record of the old "quartiers" of Paris and later twentieth-century photographs by William Eggleston, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander. Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand chose to utilize the theme of the window for its more graphic possibilities. More recently, photographers Shizuka Yokomizo and Gregory Crewdson explored conceptual aspects of the window to investigate themes of voyeurism and invented narrative, while Uta Barth and Yuki Onodera created more abstract visions.
The book accompanies the exhibition "At the Window: The Photographer's View," on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from October 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Title: The Window in Photographs

Author Name: Hellman, Karen

Categories: Other,

Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum:

ISBN Number: 1606061445

ISBN Number 13: 9781606061442

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1606061445Z2

Description: 1606061445 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!