"ALFRED STIEGLITZ: AN AMERICAN SEER" par Dorothy NORMAN. Editions Random House, New York. 1973.
ALFRED STIEGLITZ: AN AMERICAN SEER
"ALFRED STIEGLITZ: AN AMERICAN SEER" par Dorothy NORMAN. Editions Random House, New York. 1973. Edition originale. Imprimé aux USA. in-4, couverture toilée framboise sous jaquette photo (état d'usage). 254 pages. Texte en anglais illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, 88 vignettes in-texte et 77 planches, par Alfred Stieglitz.
""I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession." These words, written in 1921 epitomize the sources and strengths that sustained Alfred Stieglitz's life of creative effort. Stieglitz, widely known as the father of modern photography, was one of the most important cultural forces in twentieth century America. For almost sixty years he dedicated his life to freedom of inquiry and integrity of artistic expression. Among his many accomplishments was his successful battle to gain recognition of fine photography as a major art form, on the same basis as work in other already accepted media. Through his own photographs, he demonstrated the revelatory power of the medium. Through the magazines he published and the galleries he established – particularly the famous 291 – he championed the unknown, the experimental and the revolutionary in both written and visual arts…"