ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

FROM THE SHELVES
WHAT'S NEW?
EVENTS
BOOKS IN THE MEDIA
AT FIRST SIGHT
FEATURED IMAGES
EX LIBRIS
ARTBOOK INTERVIEWS
EXCERPTS & ESSAYS

RECENT POSTS

DATE 8/2/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 8/1/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 7/31/2015

Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions

DATE 7/30/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/29/2015

Kissing Cousins: 'No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989'

DATE 7/29/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/28/2015

The Oasis of Matisse

DATE 7/26/2015

Thomas Campbell: Seeing Fatima's Eyes

DATE 7/25/2015

Robert Seydel: A Picture Is Always a Book

DATE 7/24/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/23/2015

Jean Fouquet, Art Deco silver cigarette case

DATE 7/22/2015

ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Presents Semiotext(e)

DATE 7/22/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

DATE 7/21/2015

Back in Stock! Where Children Sleep

DATE 7/21/2015

Modern Taste

DATE 7/20/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935

DATE 7/20/2015

High Design

DATE 7/19/2015

This Week: Visit David Zwirner Books' Pop-Up Store

DATE 7/19/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/18/2015

An Uncommon Archive

DATE 7/17/2015

Agnes Martin: Who's Afraid of Triangles?

DATE 7/17/2015

Robert Seydel: The Eye in Matter at Queens Museum

DATE 7/16/2015

'Joni Sternbach: Surf Site Tin Type' Book Launch

DATE 7/16/2015

Anna Lovatt on Agnes Martin

DATE 7/15/2015

Agnes Martin On a Clear Day

DATE 7/14/2015

Agnes Martin: "Untitled" (2002)

DATE 7/14/2015

Agnes Martin Excerpt: "Beauty Is the Mystery of Life"

DATE 7/13/2015

Squares!

DATE 7/13/2015

Agnes Martin: "Gratitude" (2001)

DATE 7/13/2015

Frances Morris and Tiffany Bell on Agnes Martin

DATE 7/12/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/12/2015

Daniel King: Ukraine Youth Book Launch

DATE 7/11/2015

Photobook Classics

DATE 7/11/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/10/2015

Sally Mann: Immediate Family

DATE 7/9/2015

The Future of the Skyscraper by SOM

DATE 7/9/2015

Joseph Szabo: Rolling Stones Fans

DATE 7/8/2015

What Nerve! at Matthew Marks

DATE 7/8/2015

Art Green: "Disclosing Enclosure" (1968)

DATE 7/7/2015

Matthew Marks Book Launch: The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-69

DATE 7/7/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/6/2015

Jim Nutt: "Her Face Fits" (1968)

DATE 7/6/2015

The Strand Presents Joseph Szabo & Vince Aletti on 'Rolling Stones Fans'

DATE 7/4/2015

The Open Road

DATE 7/3/2015

What Nerve!

DATE 7/1/2015

Jens Hoffmann Book Launch at Swiss Institute

DATE 7/1/2015

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

DATE 7/1/2015

Axel Hoedt

DATE 6/29/2015

Black and White

DATE 6/29/2015

No Problem

DATE 6/29/2015

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, Panel 14 ("injustice in the courts"), 1941


EX LIBRIS

Ex Libris: W.M. Hunt

DATE 9/13/2011

LIGHT

Think of photographs as light, captured in two dimensions, as if by magic.

Photography is a unique art form. We have so much direct experience with it. We look at millions of images in newspapers, books, television, advertisements and now Facebook, Google, and on. We make photographs; we take them. They are everywhere. We don’t have that experience with dance or theatre or music or painting and sculpture.

It is popular and populist. Photography is still a relatively young art. It is not much more than 150 years old.

Collecting photography can be a journey for you and your imagination. When you are considering the possible acquisition of a photograph, you can recognize a great one when you look at it and the hair on the back of your hand or neck stands up straight or when the sound of your heart beating is louder than the voice in your head saying “you can’t afford it” or when your feet keep walking you back to the same spot over and over. Commit. Then you are a collector.

If you want to start a collection of books on collecting photographs, start with the basics below.

COLLECTING PHOTOGRAPHY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Robert Adams: Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values (Aperture, 1981)

2. Robert Adams: Why People Photograph: Selected Essays and Reviews (Aperture, 1994)

3. Bruce Bernard: One Hundred Photographs (Phaidon Press, 2002)

4. Stephen Shore, The Nature of Photographs (Phaidon Press, 2007)

5. John Szarkowski: The Photographer's Eye (The Museum of Modern Art, 1966)

6. John Szarkowski: Looking at Photographs (The Museum of Modern Art, 1974)

7. Weston Naef: Counterparts (Dutton/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982)

8. Sam Wagstaff: A Book of Photographs (Gray Press, 1978)

9. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment (Simon & Schuster, 1952)

10. Walker Evans, American Photographs (The Museum of Modern Art, 1938) (The edition shown here is Errata Editions' facsimile reprint)

EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt
EX LIBRIS: W.M. Hunt

W.M. Hunt is a collector and dealer specializing in contemporary photography, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Here, to mark this month's release of The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, which draws on his own collection, Hunt gives us his nomination for the ten essential photography books.


The Unseen Eye

The Unseen Eye Edited and with text by W.M. Hunt. Introduction by William A. Ewing. The Unseen Eye presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: in each image, the gaze of the subject is averted, the face obscured or the eyes firmly closed. >>more
Aperture
ISBN 9781597111935
US $75.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 10.25 in. / 320 pgs / 370 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the artworld's favorite source for books on art and culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com