Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960 - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960

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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