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The West and the Cold War

Posted in PHOT 154 by Paul Turounet on July 23, 2010

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Chapter Summary Response

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  1. Identify the following images by name of artist or by title if name unknown.
  2. What is the name of the photographer whose work was “perhaps the best example of the shift from social documentary to abstraction?”  How did this photographer begin experimenting, what he photographed and how he photographed?  What is the name of the painting movement that his work referenced?  What are the names of the three painters whose artwork he photographed?
  3. What is the name of the photographer who “induced many young photographers to cruise America?”  Which photographer encouraged this photographer?  How were this photographer’s pictures different from previous documentary images from the Depression-era?  How did his photographic prints look?  What was the name of the book he published?  What was the “reaction for some?”
  4. What did the idea and appearance of The Social Landscape signify?  Name the three photographers who were included in the exhibition entitled New Documents? What was the title of the influential 1975 exhibition about the approach to landscape photography?
  5. How did some painters use the style known as Photo-realism?  Name two artists who used this style to create their work?  Identify two techniques used by Conceptual artists in their attempt to dematerialize the art object?  In the postwar decades, how did photography emerge?
  6. Identify two reasons why the 1960s through the 1970s was the era of John Szarkowski’s greatest influence? Name three of Szarkowski’s most influential publications / exhibitons mentioned in the text?

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