AMERICAN LANDSCAPES. Photographs from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1981). First edition. Small 4to. Landscape pictures, often thought of as being an ancient genre, constitute a relatively recent one. Our modern concept of landscape developed around the end of the eighteenth century, states John Szarkowski in his introductory essay: "this (new) idea was that the natural site is not merely an ideal setting for beautiful or heroic acts, but that it is in itself a primary source of meaning, and an original pedagogue." Here are fifty-five master photographs from the collection of MOMA that illustrate the response of American photographers to the particular challenge of the American terrain. 80 pages bound in green cloth with dust jacket, as issued. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14722
ISBN: 0870702068

Price: $75.00

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