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Weegee and Naked City (Defining Moments in American Photography) 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0520255909
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“Gives more detail to Weegee’s well-known evolution from freelance photographer to Hollywood celebrity.”
(Choice 2008-10-01)

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“While Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Steiglitz photographed New York's sleek skyscrapers, Arthur Fellig (called Weegee) documented the seamy underside of depression-era New York. In this extraordinary book, Richard Meyer and Anthony Lee tell a gripping tale, filled with historical detail about Weegee's transformation from freelance newspaper photographer to fine artist with the publication of his enormously successful book Naked City, in 1945.”—Cécile Whiting, author of Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s

“Lee and Meyer return Weegee to his 'working world' by exploring the multiple contexts of his production-the Photo League, the tabloids, the exhibition galleries, and the book market. The volume adds an important dimension to our understanding of how Weegee straddled the worlds of popular culture, photojournalism, and left politics."—Miles Orvell, author of American Photography and John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II (UC Press)

“Groundbreaking. Anthony Lee and Richard Meyer delve deeply into a rich archive of media and exhibition history, criticism, and biography to arrive at original interpretations of the most enigmatic photographer in modern visual and print culture.”—Jordana Mendelson, author of Documenting Spain: Artists, Exhibition Culture, and the Modern Nation, 1929-1939

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Product Details

  • Series: Defining Moments in American Photography (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (April 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520255909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520255906
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By johnnie Bell Jr. on April 29, 2013
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I was lead to believe this book contained a collection of Weegees photos..NOT...the few photos that are in this book aren't interesting at all...their small and the writing is super small...the advertisement for this book is very misleading.
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