F. Holland Day

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  • Copyright: 1996-02-01
  • Publisher: G K Hall
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F. Holland Day (1864-1933) was a leading figure in turn-of-the-century American photography. By the mid-1890s he was distinguished in both fine book publishing (as a partner in the Copeland & Day published firm, Boston) and in pictorial photography through his participation in the major American and European photography salons. Like Alfred Stieglitz he was highly respected in the movement to win acceptance of photography as a fine art. In 1900 Day was the first to export the New American School in a landmark exhibition sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society in London. Day's photographs caused a sensation. While colleagues and critics lauded his expressive portraiture, his allegorical subjects confounded them. Controversy surrounded his forthright defence of the nude in photography and his exhibition of sacred subjects and self-portraits as Christ. Day was less publicly visible after 1900. He concentrated on his own symbolic expression in photography and interests in poetry, literature, the arts and crafts, and helping others, including photographer friends Clarence H. White and Gertrude Kasebier.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgements
Contextual Chronology
From New Athens to Arcadiap. 1
A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wildep. 31
Pierre Lotip. 34
William Morrisp. 37
Art and the Camerap. 41
Photography Applied to the Undraped Figurep. 43
The Photographic Salon [London, 1897]p. 47
Letter to F. Holland Dayp. 49
Triumphs in Amateur Photography, F. H. Dayp. 52
The Day Exhibit at the Camera Clubp. 56
Portraiture and the Camerap. 59
Sacred Art and the Camerap. 62
Art and the Camerap. 64
A Decorative Photographer, F. H. Dayp. 69
F. Holland Day: An Estimatep. 74
Dr. Emerson's Exhibition: A Few Random Thoughtsp. 76
Is Photography an Art?p. 79
Opening Address. A New School of American Photographyp. 81
Editorial and Correspondence in British Journal of Photographyp. 90
Some Further Consideration of the New American School and its Criticsp. 93
American Photographs in Londonp. 96
Exhibition of the New American School of Artistic Photography at the Paris Photo-Clubp. 99
F. Holland Dayp. 103
Works Written or Published by F. Holland Dayp. 109
Works Written about F. Holland Dayp. 115
Archives and Principal Collectionsp. 141
Exhibition Record for F. Holland Day, 1895-1914p. 144
Indexp. 153
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