Monday, September 12, 2016

Famous Photograhers

Interested in works of famous photographers? Check out these selections available at Peter White Public Library.

Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places edited by Andrea G. Stillman
This year, the National Parks Service turns 100 but we can’t celebrate our national parks without mentioning the man who gave us the most iconic and breathtaking images of our treasured common spaces – Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams in the National Parks features over 200 of Adams' photographs, spans forty national parks, and provides some commentary from the artist about his creative and editing processes. This comprehensive collection of Adams’ work in the national parks is not only a testament to his skill with a camera but also to his ability to capture the beauty of our natural world.
Adult Non-fiction779.36 AD

Dorothea Lange: Museum of Modern Art Exhibition Catalogue, 1966 by the Museum of Modern Art, New York
This thin hardcover book by MOMA, with an introductory essay by George P. Elliot, serves as a brief photo examination of the life and work of Dorthea Lange. Lange helped create the field of photojournalism with her work which captured the struggles of farmers during the dust bowl, Great Depression, Japanese internment camps in the US, and many other social issues.
Adult Non-fiction 779 Ne

Finding Vivian Maier directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
A fascinating documentary, Finding Vivian Maier follows John Maloof as he attempts to uncover all of the secrets of the mysterious nanny who has come to be known posthumously as one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century. Vivian Maier’s work was discovered by accident and has since been the center of controversy and delight within the photography community. Maier worked mainly in the Chicago area, never married, but accumulated a private body of work consisting of over 100,000 photographs; many of which were never printed during her lifetime.
DVD Adult Non-fiction 770.92 FI

Eames: Beautiful Details edited by Eames Demetrios 
This large, hardcover book details one of America's greatest and most iconic design couples, Charles and Ray Eames. Though the Eameses' are best known for their groundbreaking furniture designs, this book explores their important and experimental, contributions in the areas of architecture, exhibit design, textile design, product design, graphic design, toy design, film, and photography. That may seem like a lot of topics for one book to cover but all of that information is made easy to digest through glossy high-resolution images that fill the pages. The book offers a comprehensive look at the life of Charles and Ray through their eyes and the eyes of their family, with several intimate family photos found only between these pages. This book will inspire and challenge you to think "outside the box" while reminding you that the beauty of life lies within the details. 
New Adult Non-fiction 745.4 De

Sixty Years Life: a 60th Anniversary Celebration 1936-1996 by Time Inc. Life Books
With images ranging from war to athletes, from the White House to fashion, this glossy-paged book celebrates some the most moving moments from around the world captured on the pages of LIFE magazine.  As you thumb through each page, the importance of photography as a means of documentation becomes more apparent.  As stated in the books opening pages by magazine founder Henry R. Luce, the purpose if LIFE was “to see life; to see the world.”  This book clearly shows the magazines dedication to that purpose as well as the evolution of the world during the six decades covered. 
Adult Non-fiction 779.0904 Li

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