Exhibition catalog. Peter Galassi argues in this book that photography was not a technical achievement without artistic roots; photography was born of the transformation in artistic outlook that, after centuries of experimentation, came to value pictures that seem to be caught by the eye rather than composed by the mind.
He also argues that photography was a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition.
Catalog for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC) in 1981. 152p, 82 plates (9 in color), 38 reference illustrations. Measures 10×8.5 inches.
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Catalog for traveling exhibition. Color images. Photo of the artist. Essay by Michael Auping, and an interview with the artist.
Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is an American photographer known for his images of banal scenes and objects in the United States, and for his pioneering use of color in art photography.