American Photography Volume 8

American Photography Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...also in New York, the last exhibition having been reviewed in a recent number of this magazine, and all three were collected and arranged by Clarence White, with the assistance of his associates. There have also been many minor members' exhibitions and oneman shows at the numerous camera clubs, and an increasing tendency toward the study of art principles on the part of camera clubs has been observed, a tendency which cannot fail to have its effect, though there are still many photographers who feel, or at least seem to feel, that technique is all that is necessary for the production of works of art. The appointment of Clarence H. White as lecturer on art in photography at Columbia University and at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences has resulted in the development of several workers of merit and promises well for the future of photography in our educational institutions, and the publication of Platinum Print, a magazine designed to take a place between Camera Work and the periodicals devoted to the less advanced photographer, is a good sign. It is not possible for one who has not studied the matter to realize what a change has taken place in the ideals of photographers during the past twenty years, though some conception of it may be gained by looking through the files of popular magazines of the earlier time and observing what was called "art photography" in those days. If we except a few workers there was no notion of fundamental art principles, no feeling for light, no softening of outlines, none of the qualities the lack of which would cause the instant rejection of a print from consideration at the present time, nor was there any originality of thought to carry the picture despite its lack of technical interest....show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889991
  • 9781236889997