Photography 1839-1937 exhibition, at MoMA, New York, a seminal event, securing for photography a place within the art museum and the modern fine-arts tradition in the USA. Organized by curator Beaumont Newhall, the 1937 exhibition survey of the medium's history arranged over 800 items according to technical processes (daguerreotypy, calotypy, etc.) and contemporary applications (e.g. press, astronomical, creative photography). After its inauguration in New York, an abridged version travelled to ten American cities. MoMA's exhibition and catalogue—although guided by European avant-garde interest in photographic practices—established a decidedly American orientation and institutionalized the ‘straight’ photographic style as modern art. The catalogue codified what Newhall saw as the ‘relationship of technique to visualization’ and established a canon that has shaped the course of photographic history.
|Edition Place||New York|
|Size||20 x 26 cm|
|Editorial||The Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|Edition||De 3000 ejemplares-1ª edición|
|Editing features||State of conservation: Collector's item-very good. Cloth cover. Without dust-jacket. Slight wear crease colour fainting on the cover. Book interior in binding in good conditions.|
|Out of print||Yes|