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Title The radical eye : modernist photography from the Sir Elton John collection / edited by Simon Baker and Shoair Mavlian with Newell Harbin ; with contributions from Sir Elton John, Dawn Ades, Samuel Glanville, Jane Jackson, Emma Lewis and Zmira Zilkha

Edition First Aperture edition
Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Aperture Foundation, 2016
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  779 RAD    AVAILABLE
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Description 247 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Note "First published 2016 by order of the Tate Trustees by Tate Publishing ... London ... on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection,' Tate Modern, London, 10 November 2016-7 May 2017"--Colophon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-245) and index
Summary Sir Elton John, musician and philanthropist, has built one of the greatest private collections of photography in the world. This book presents an unparalleled selection of modernist images, which introduce a crucial moment in the history of photography when artists were beginning to use the camera and darkroom to redefine and transform visions of the modern world. Technological advancements gave artists the freedom to experiment and test the limits of the medium enabling new imaginings of portraits, nudes and still lifes; and street life and the modern world was captured from a new, uniquely modern perspective. Showcasing only original vintage prints by the artists themselves, the book features key figures from the 1920s to 1950s, such as Brassai, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Man Ray, Edward Steichen and Alexander Rodchenko. Also includes a newly commissioned interview with Sir Elton John and essays on modernist photography and technology and innovation by Dawn Ades and Shoair Mavlian. -- Goodreads
Subject Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Modernism (Art) -- Exhibitions.
John, Elton -- Photograph collections -- Exhibitions.
Surrealism -- Exhibitions.
John, Elton -- Interviews.
Photograph collections -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Baker, Simon, 1972- editor.
Mavlian, Shoair, editor.
Harbin, Newell, editor.
John, Elton, contributor.
Ades, Dawn, contributor.
Glanville, Samuel, contributor.
Jackson, Jane, 1961- contributor.
Lewis, Emma, contributor.
Zilkha, Zmira, contributor.
Tate Modern (Gallery), host institution.
Added Title Modernist photography from the Sir Elton John collection
ISBN 9781597113861 (hardcover edition)
1597113867 (hardcover edition)
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