Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936

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9780847825059: Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936

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"A pioneer not only as a woman photographer, but a pioneer as a great photojournalist."--Arnold Newman
"Stephen Phillips's thoughtful and literate new book on Margaret Bourke-White is a very useful addition to the literature on a very interesting and problematic figure in the history of twentieth-century photography."--John Szarkowski

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Margaret Bourke-White is best known as the first staff photographer of "Fortune" magazine, the first female war correspondent, and the woman whose photographs made the covers of "Life" magazine famous. But before she began traveling throughout the world to document history in the making, Bourke-White was creating evocative abstract photographs of American industry and architecture. "Margaret Bourke-White: Photography of Design, 1927-1936" examines for the first time the works produced during this preeminent photographer's critical early years.
It was in a photography class as a freshman at Columbia University that Bourke-White was first exposed to the work of Arthur Wesley Dow and the abstract style that quickly came to characterize her own work. Upon moving to Cleveland in 1927, Bourke-White began creating abstract photographs of the city's industrial architecture, an unusual subject for a female photographer at that time. The world of machines and technology was a familiar one for Bourke-White, however, whose father was an engineer and inventor. And the monumental forms, geometric shapes, and cold steel of industrial plants and their machines lent themselves perfectly to the abstract style Bourke-White had already developed in her work.
The resulting sparse, yet powerful compositions of American industry rivaled the similarly-themed paintings of Precisionist artists Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth, and quickly pushed Bourke-White's work to the forefront of American abstraction. It was on the basis of these early photographs, icons of American strength and steadfastness in uncertain times, that Henry Luce offered Bourke-White a job shooting images for the pages of "Fortune."When he launched "Life" magazine in 1936, Bourke-White's photograph of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana graced the first cover.
"Margaret Bourke-White: Photography of Design, 1927-1936" is a groundbreaking volume, an exploration of the first decade of the career of a remarkable photographer. An essay by Stephen Bennett Phillips chronicles these years and interprets the work produced, much of which has never before been published. This book is the companion to the nationwide traveling exhibition of the same name, organized by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

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