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Callahan did somehow arrive quickly at the sure knowledge that the function of his own work was to describe not the public issues of the great world, but the interior shape of his private experience.
Harry Callahan (1912-1999) was born in Detroit, and began his career by joining the camera club at Chrysler Motors in 1938. He became one of the great innovators of twentieth-century American photography, and later taught at the Institute of Design in Chicago and then the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where he founded and directed the Graduate Program in Photography. He is known, not only for landscapes but also for his dynamic urban views, portraits of his wife, Eleanor, and extensive color work. All of this was widely published and exhibited during his lifetime, and was the subject of a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in the late 1990s. Previous monographs include The Photographer at Work, Elemental Landscapes, Callahan in New England, Early Street Photography 1943-1945, Color 1941-1980, and New Color Photographs 1978-1987.
MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSHarry Callahan: Seven Collages
Clth, 11 x 12.75 in. / 32 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 7/15/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783869301402 | $40.00
Elemental Landscapes: Photographs By Harry Callahan
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Paperback, 9 x 12 in. / 56 pgs / 59 duotone | 6/2/2001 | Not available
ISBN 9780876331507 | $20.00
Hardcover, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 50 reproductions throughout. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9780893818210 | $12.50
Published by Steidl.
Contributions by Julian Cox.
Harry Callahan was one of the most respected and influential American photographers of the modern era. He was a master of traditional genres such as portraiture, landscape, architecture and nature studies, but also experimented with new ways of using the medium. One of Callahan's favorite themes was the repeating pattern, whether in multiple reeds reflected on a lake‘s surface or the rows of windows on a building‘s facade. While lesser known than some of his other work, Callahan's collages demonstrate an intense interest in and profound understanding of the process of photographic seeing. His collages are rigorous yet playful explorations of a visual world created in his studio. The subject is either faces cut from magazines or rectangles cut from black or white paper. Callahan then photographed the collages pinned to his studio wall on his 8x10-inch view camera, one leading to the next to create this never before published series.
Clth, 11 x 12.75 in. / 32 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUB DATE 7/15/2012
CATALOG: FALL 2014
ISBN 9783869301402 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $40.00 CDN $50.00
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Masters of Photography Series
Published by Aperture.
Photographs by Harry Callahan.
“Photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure,” Harry Callahan has stated. “If man wishes to express himself photographically, he must understand, surely to a certain extent, his relationship to life.” Looking then at this adventure, this remarkably clear and straightforward life, the pictures... tell the story of Harry Callahan is his work. And therein lies his legend. --Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Harry Callahan, known for his bold exploration of quotidian details and his innovative use of the abstract in photography, has created a career that spans many eras and lives. From his extended portrait of his wife, Eleanor, to formal studies of architectural structures and his observation of abstract expressionist line in natural forms, Callahan's work has been central to the development of American photography. His legacy endures in the vibrancy of his images and the inspiration his teaching has brought to many.
Hardcover, 8 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 50 reproductions throughout.
PUB DATE 6/15/2005
Out of stock indefinitely
CATALOG: FALL 2005
ISBN 9780893818210 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $12.50 CDN $15.00
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Essay by Katherine Ware. Foreword by Anne d'Harnoncourt.
Elemental Landscapes accompanies an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that concentrates exclusively on the landscape photographs of the late American photographer Harry Callahan. The natural landscape was a subject that occupied Callahan throughout his career, and examples range in time from the early 1940s to the early 1990s, providing an in-depth look at the artist's evolution. Callahan was fascinated not by the wide, sweeping landscapes of photographers like Ansel Adams but by more intimate pictures, which often remove the context of earth and sky from the scene, creating abstractions that challenge our notions of landscape by presenting a small slice of the world in all its infinite detail.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
Paperback, 9 x 12 in. / 56 pgs / 59 duotone
PUB DATE 6/2/2001
Out of print
CATALOG: FALL 2001
ISBN 9780876331507 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $20.00 CDN $25.00
STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005
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