70 colour illustrations, 280 black and white illustrations
An engaging and authoritative account of the history of portrait photography by one of the world’s leading photography critics.
Features the work of the most famous portraitists including Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol, alongside figures from the beginning of photography such as Edward Sheriff Curtis and Martín Chambi, and recent contemporary photographers such as Martin Parr, Robert Bergman and Christian Boltanski.
Written by the former editor of Art Forum, Max Kozloff, the leading photography critic working today, recipient of numerous awards and prizes, and himself a noted art photographer who considers portraiture the central project of photography.
Offers a new perspective on the history of photography covering a wide range of movements and styles, and the work of photographers around the world, but in the fascinating context of the personalities behind the camera, their motivations and intentions in portraying their subjects, and their subjects’ own relationship with the camera and their portraitist.
ABOUT THE BOOK An engaging and authoritative commentary on the history of portrait photography by one of the world's leading photography critics, this book provides a new perspective on the history of the medium through examining the personalities both behind and in front of the camera, as well as the fascinating relationship between photographer and subject as revealed through the genre. It covers a broad range of styles and movements from early portraitists such as Edward Sheriff Curtis to the well-known work of seminal figures including Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and August Sander, as well as contemporary portraiture by Thomas Ruff, Philip Lorca diCorcia and Cindy Sherman. This book will be an essential title for critics, students of photography, photography enthusiasts, or anyone with a general interest in portraiture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Max Kozloff is one of the leading photography critics working today, and the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships. Formerly the editor of Art Forum, he is a prolific writer whose contribution includes the first monograph on Jasper Johns, a book of collected essays entitled, Photography and Fascination (1978), two further books of essays on the medium, a study of Duane Michals and a history of New York street photography that accompanied a travelling museum show, which he curated in 2002. Kozloff has also taught on numerous photography courses and is a noted photographer himself, having exhibited in the United States, Mexico and India. His passion for portraiture stems from his own visual practice and informs his belief that this genre is photography’s central project.
|Retrospection and Clairvoyance: Portraits of the Early Twentieth Century||p. 12|
|Introversions of the Self: The Author in the Portrait 1900-1935||p. 74|
|Shades of Valour: Portraiture and the Making of History 1930-1945||p. 100|
|The Sander Effect: Portraiture and the Exposure of the Masquerade||p. 166|
|Insiders and their Cultures: Portraits of Difference 1970-2000||p. 200|
|From Celebrities to Nonentities: Portraiture, Beauty and Death 1980 to the Present||p. 270|
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Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.796