Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Alfred Stieglitz: Masters of Photography Series (Aperture Masters of Photography) Hardcover – 1997

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, 1997
"Please retry"
$18.88 $5.66

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

Review

"[Stieglitz's] photographs of things and people--of sun and cloud shapes--become equivalents of a deeply critical yet affirmative inquiry into a contemporary life. They are objective and beautiful conclusions of that inquiry."--Paul Strand

About the Author

Born in 1864 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Alfred Stieglitz became interested in photography at an early age. In the 1890's, following his university education in Germany, he traveled and photographed extensively in Europe. After returning to the United States in 1890 to live in New York City, he championed photography as a modern art form and introduced new talents in European and American art such as Auguste Rodin, John Marin, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and Georgia O'Keeffe, whom he married in 1924. His influence on American art and photography was exercised through his editorship of magazines such as Camera Notes, Camera Work, 291, and MSS, and his founding and sponsorship of galleries such as "291," The Intimate Gallery, and An American Place. He died in New York in 1946.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Series: Aperture Masters of Photography
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893817457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893817459
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

A small, but diverse representation of Stieglitz's work, well presented and of good quality. A good introduction.
Comment 6 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Photography, as with all art forms, is built upon the those who have come before us. Alfred Stieglitz is acclaimed as one of the cornerstones of photography. Until reading this book and looking at his work, I never appreciated his passion and commitment to bring photographic imagery up to the same level as paintings in the eyes of the art community in the early twentieth century. I understand much better now the accolades that have been bestowed upon him.

This book is more of a high level overview of Stieglitz's photography with text and supporting images that touch upon various times of his life. The quality of images printed is good.

The book's layout has the text in the beginning part with the prints following in the back section. When reading, I found that flipping between the text and the images helped bring the words and corresponding images to life.

If you're looking for an understanding of why Alfred Stieglitz is still talked about today, this book is a good introduction.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
very good examples of Stieglitz photos. excellent use of dark and light . in this day of color everything you forget how interesting the shades can be
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: photographs