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The valiant knights of Daguerre : selected critical essays on photography and profiles of photographic pioneers / by Sadakichi Hartmann ; edited by Harry W. Lawton and George Knox, with the collaboration of Wistaria Hartmann Linton ; foreword by Thomas

; Lawton, Harry W., 1927-2005 ; Knox, George A. (George Albert), 1918- ; Linton, Wistaria Hartmann ; Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Berkeley : University of California Press, [1978] .
ISBN 9780520033566, 0520033566

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Other Authors Knox, George A. 1918-
Lawton, Harry W., 1927-2005.
Linton, Wistaria Hartmann.
Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944.
Photographie artistique -- Histoire et critique.
Photography, Artistic.
Description xiii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes "From 1898 until shortly after World War I, Hartmann rampaged through the photographic world, first as Alfred Stieglitz's iconoclastic hatchetman of the Photo-Secession movement, later as an unruly rebel sniping away at his mentor under the pseudonym of Caliban. One of the most prolific photographic critics of all time, Hartmann discovered many of our greatest photographers, championed photography as an art form, and sparked endless controversies about the medium."--Page 2 of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-358) and index.
Summary "From 1898 until shortly after World War I, Hartmann rampaged through the photographic world, first as Alfred Stieglitz's iconoclastic hatchetman of the Photo-Secession movement, later as an unruly rebel sniping away at his mentor under the pseudonym of Caliban. One of the most prolific photographic critics of all time, Hartmann discovered many of our greatest photographers, championed photography as an art form, and sparked endless controversies about the medium." -- page [2] of cover.
Contents Profiles of photographic pioneers. Alfred Stieglitz: an art critic's estimate -- Zaida Ben-Yúsuf, a purist -- Frank Eugene: painter-photographer -- Clarence H. White, a meteor through space -- F. Holland Day: a decorative photographer -- Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr.: master of the foreground -- Gertrude Käsebier: a sense of the pictorial -- Edward Steichen: a visit to Steichen's studio -- H.H. Pierce: a traveling photographer -- Elias Goldensky: in the proletarian interest -- J.H. Garo: wanderer on new roads -- B.J. Falk: an exquisite temperament -- J.C. Strauss: the man behind the gun -- Joseph Byron: "the stage is my studio" -- Burr McIntosh: photographer of fads and fancies -- Guido Rey: a master of detail composition -- Alvin Langdon Coburn: Secession portraiture -- Rudolf Dührkoop: a German pictorialist -- E.S. Curtis: photo-historian -- Pirie MacDonald: psychology in portraiture -- Bessie Buehrmann: under the influence of the Secession -- Meredith Janvier: with a rush -- F. Benedict Herzog: a master of decorative composition -- Frederick I. Monsen: the stamp of reality -- Arnold Genthe: a photographer of Japan -- Maude Wilson: poet of sunshine and mist -- J.E. Mock: a study in backgrounds.
Selected critical essays on photography. Portrait painting and portrait photography -- A plea for the picturesqueness of New York -- On plagiarism and imitation -- Random thoughts on criticism -- On composition -- On genre -- A photographic enquête -- The influence of artistic photography on interior decoration -- Repetition with slight variation -- The Photo-Secession exhibition at the Carnegie Art Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pa. -- A plea for straight photography -- The broken plates (a short story) -- The Salon Club and the First American Photographic Salon at New York -- Recent conquests in night photography -- On the possibility of new laws of composition -- Unphotographic paint: The texture of impressionism -- The daguerreotype -- What remains -- The esthetic significance of the motion picture.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3899229
(OCoLC)ocm03899229
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944.
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