Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960
A beautifully illustrated book of MoMa's collection of photography from 1920 to 1960
As the second volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works from MoMA’s collection, this publication charts the medium during the height of the modernist period, from 1920 to 1960.
The Museum played a significant role in the development of this history, and in the construction of a canon that championed photography as an art form.
The book begins with an in-depth introduction followed by eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Masterworks by photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange, Man Ray and Aleksander Rodchenko appear alongside lesser-known gems.
- Author: Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA
- Hardcover: 416 pages | 530 illustrations
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1633450134
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 24 cm