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Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and Reviews

Adams, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0893815977 / ISBN 13: 9780893815974
Editorial: Aperture Foundation, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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"WHY PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPH is a book by a professional photographer about the relationship pf art and life. In 1981 Robert Adams published a volume of essays entitles BEAUTY IN PHOTOGRAPHY, in which he suggested that art is too important to confuse with interior decoration or an investment opportunity. Its real use, he contended, is to affirm meaning and thus 'to keep intact an affection for life.' WHY PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPH gathers a selection of Adams' writing since then. His subjects vary, but again he questions accepted prejudice, this time not only the view that art is trivial but that artists are separate. He demonstrates that many understand themselves to be found to the world by complex and important obligations." This book has 186 pages and is illustrated. Overall, a FINE copy of this VERY SCARCE title in HARD COVER. N° de ref. de la librería 024259

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Título: Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and ...

Editorial: Aperture Foundation, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition {First Printing}

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Why People Photograph is a book by a professional photographer about the relationship of art and life.
In 1981 Robert Adams published a volume of essays entitled Beauty in Photography, in which he suggested that art is too important to confuse with interior decoration or an investment opportunity. Its real use, he contended, is to affirm meaning and thus "to keep intact an affection for life."
Why People Photograph gathers a selection of Adams's writing since then. His subjects vary, but again he questions accepted prejudice, this time not only the view that art is trivial but that artists are separate. He demonstrates that many understand themselves to be bound to the world by complex and important obligations.
Adams's writing is free of academic jargon. Readers will also appreciate his attention to common experience (he talks about trying to earn an income), his enjoyment of the unorthodox (one essay concerns dogs and photography), and above all his conviction that art matters. Photographers "may or may not make a living by photography," he writes, "but they are alive by it."

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Adams, a noted photographer of the American West, dislikes words that describe pictures. In this collection of poetic, thought-provoking and highly original essays, he examines Paul Strand's devotion to America and analyzes the origins of his art; he looks at the contradictions in Ansel Adams' life and work, and comes to his own conclusions. He writes movingly not only of people but of place--his beloved West--and his belief that "we live in several landscapes at once, among them the landscape of hope..."

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