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Clarence H. White And His World: The Art & Craft of Photography, 1895-1925

Anne McCauley.
Item #: D03174
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 408 / 2017
Publisher: Princeton University Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780300229080
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A gifted teacher and a devoted proponent of photography as a fine art, Clarence H. White (1871-1925) was a founding member of Alfred Stieglitz's collective, the Photo-Secession. Not quite as modernist as his peers, White focused on sensitive portraiture and atmospheric domestic scenes of women and children. As this career overview reveals, the Ohio native also proved adept at book illustrations, photographing female nudes, and staging sensuous Victorian tableaux. With more than 300 images and multiple texts putting White in the context of what proved to be a golden age for photography, this book offers a reappraisal of a photographer whose work is distinguished by its good taste and simple beauty.


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