TruthBeauty

TruthBeauty : Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art, 1845-1945

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Dramatic and technically experimental, the Pictorialist movement sought to elevate photography to a form equal to painting and drawing. The results are both whimsical and challenging, and will appeal to both art history buffs and photography enthusiasts. A sumptuously illustrated and beautifully produced volume, with 121 colour photographs illustrating the fine craft of the Pictorialists. The photographs in this volume have been gathered from collections in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe, and the text highlights the true international scope of the Pictorialist movement. Photos are drawn from the following collections: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY The Museum of Modern Art, NY Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouvershow more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 236.22 x 279.4 x 20.32mm | 1,020.58g
  • Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 121 colour illustrations
  • 1553659813
  • 9781553659815
  • 699,960

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"Nordstrom and her collaborators make a strong argument for the importance of the movement and the innovation of its contributors. ...the academic essays and gorgeous reproductions of many rare images ensure that academics and casual fans alike will get their money's worth."&#8212"Publishers Weekly"show more

About Alison Nordstrom

Alison Nordstrom is Curator of Photographs and Director of Exhibitions, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and the Program Director of Ryerson University's Graduate Program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. She holds a PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies. She has curated over one hundred historical and contemporary photography exhibitions and is widely published.show more
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