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APERTURE

Seeing Things

A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

By Joel Meyerowitz.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Seeing Things</I>.

Joel Meyerowitz's introduction to photography illuminates how photographers transform everyday scenes into meaningful moments

Aimed at children between the ages of eight and twelve, Seeing Things is a wonderful introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. In this book, acclaimed and beloved photographer Joel Meyerowitz takes readers on a journey through the power and magic of photography: its abilities to freeze time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame and record life’s fleeting and beautiful moments. The book features the work of masters such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt and Walker Evans, among many others. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key ideas in photography such as light, gesture, composition—and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.
Joel Meyerowitz (born 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of both National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published over 15 books and divides his time between New York and Italy.

Featured image is reproduced from Seeing Things.

Seeing Things

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/14/2016

Seeing Things

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs by Joel Meyerowitz, Edouard Boubat Lella

"I have been in love with this photograph ever since I first saw it," Joel Meyerowitz writes in his wonderful new childrens' guide to looking at photographs. Under the category heading "Looking Into the Future," the 1947 photograph by Édouard Boubat captures a young girl, Lella, traveling through the French countryside in the back of a truck. "We don't know what she is looking at or where she is going. But it doesn't matter, because this picture is about Lella looking forward into the future… Her gaze becomes a symbol, a metaphor for change and the ongoing passage of time. Every second we experience disappears as we live it. Right now is slipping away into the past as you move forward. But a photograph stops time and preserves fleeting beauty, such as Lella's, lifting it into something meaningful beyond the moment, into something timeless." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/13/2016

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs, Bruce Davidson

"New York City, Subway" (1980)—originally published in Bruce Davidson's seminal photobook, Subway—is here reproduced from Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs, one of the most charming and intelligent children's books we've had on our list. Authored by noted New Color photographer Joel Meyerowitz, the book features a series of spot-on images alongside short texts that are both smart and revealing, written for ages eight through twelve. Triple die-cut front and back covers create the bonus effect of peeling back the layers of the eye. In Meyerowitz' words, "I chose the photographs in this book with the hope that the things you discover in them will encourage you to open your eyes and your mind so that you can see the world in a new way." continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: VISUAL CULTURE

Futebol

FUTEBOL

Photographs by Leonardo Finotti.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784310
USD $29.00
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Pub Date: 7/25/2014
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Moving to Mars

MOVING TO MARS

THE DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9781872005461
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 12/10/2019
Forthcoming


AC Milan 1899

AC MILAN 1899

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857241166
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


FC Barcelona

FC BARCELONA

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857240954
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


OSIRIS: The Eyes of Rosetta

OSIRIS: THE EYES OF ROSETTA

Edited with text by Holger Sierks, Carsten Güttler, Cecilia Tubiana.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296220
USD $85.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 10/22/2019
Forthcoming


The Spectacle of Illusion

THE SPECTACLE OF ILLUSION

By Matthew L. Tompkins.

D.A.P.

ISBN: 9781942884378
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Magic and Visual Culture

VISIONS OF ENCHANTMENT: OCCULTISM, MAGIC AND VISUAL CULTURE

FULGUR PRESS

ISBN: 9781527228825
USD $65.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Skateboard Studies

SKATEBOARD STUDIES

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783960983415
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Russian Criminal Playing Cards

RUSSIAN CRIMINAL PLAYING CARDS

Compiled by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

FUEL PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780995745544
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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A Book of Elfin Rhymes

A BOOK OF ELFIN RHYMES

By Norman. Illustrations by Carton Moore Park.

ART / BOOKS

ISBN: 9781908970398
USD $24.95
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Pub Date: 12/18/2018
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We Do Christmas

WE DO CHRISTMAS

By Ezra Elia, Miriam Elia.

DUNG BEETLE LTD

ISBN: 9780992834975
USD $14.95
| CAN $19.95

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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Piggy Goes to University

PIGGY GOES TO UNIVERSITY

By Ezra Elia, Miriam Elia.

DUNG BEETLE LTD

ISBN: 9780992834951
USD $15.95
| CAN $19.95

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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