Description - Edward Steichen by Joel Smith
One of the most influential figures in the history of photography, Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was also one of the most precocious. Born in Luxembourg, raised in Wisconsin, and trained as a lithographer's apprentice, Steichen took up photography in his teens, and by age 23 had created brooding tonalist landscapes and brilliant psychological studies that won the praise of Alfred Stieglitz in New York and Auguste Rodin in Paris, among others. Over the next decade, this young man - the preferred portraitist of the elites of two continents - was repeatedly acclaimed as the peerless master of the painterly photograph. This volume, covering the period from the late 1890s to World War I, highlights masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which houses a collection of Steichen's early work, and reproduces them in near-facsimile through four-colour digital offset lithography.
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(305mm x 248mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
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