Photographers of Genius at the Getty

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Celebrating twenty years of collecting photographs at the Getty Museum, Photographers of Genius at the Getty and the exhibition it accompanies spotlight the genius of thirty-eight seminal photographers selected from the hundreds of artists represented in the collection. The exhibition will be on view at the Getty Museum from March 16 to July 25, 2004. As the author, Weston Naef, writes, "Genius causes us to stretch our own limits, and genius photographers take us into new realms of seeing through their eyes." The innovative pioneers presented here span the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. They advanced the art of photography and in the process brought about changes in the history of art, as well. These artists include well-known photographers such as Gustave Le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sander, André Kertész, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, and Diane Arbus. Others will be new even to experts. For example, early innovators Girault de Prangey, Anna Atkins, Camille Silvy, Henry Bosse, and the Langenheim brothers have been rediscovered in recent years, bringing to light the importance of their particular contributions to the history of art and photography. Each artist is represented in the book by three related images and interpretive remarks by Naef. Illustrations include selections from Atget's signature views of Paris, Stieglitz's portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe, Weston's distinctive nudes, and Arbus's images of women.

Author Biography

Weaton Naef is curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Hippolyte Bayardp. 16
Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangeyp. 20
Anna Atkinsp. 24
Hill and Adamsonp. 28
Gustave Le Grayp. 32
Nadarp. 36
Camille Silvyp. 40
Roger Fentonp. 44
Julia Margaret Cameronp. 48
Langenheim Brothersp. 52
Carleton Watkinsp. 56
Timothy H. O'Sullivanp. 60
Henry P. Bossep. 64
Eadweard J. Muybridgep. 68
Thomas Eakinsp. 72
Gertrude Kasebierp. 76
Eugene Atgetp. 80
Lewis Hinep. 84
Paul Strandp. 88
Alfred Stieglitzp. 92
August Sanderp. 96
Doris Ulmannp. 100
Andre Kerteszp. 104
Charles Sheelerp. 108
Man Rayp. 112
Alexander Rodchenkop. 116
Laszlo Moholy-Nagyp. 120
Edward Westonp. 124
Albert Renger-Patzschp. 128
Brassaip. 132
Henri Cartier-Bressonp. 136
Manuel Alvarez Bravop. 140
Walker Evansp. 144
Dorothea Langep. 148
Weegeep. 152
Josef Sudekp. 156
Frederick Sommerp. 160
Diane Arbusp. 164
Selected Getty Publications on Photographsp. 169
Selected List of Photographers in the J. Paul Getty Museum Collectionp. 171
Index of Names and Placesp. 174
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