Princeton University Library Catalog

The shape of things : photographs from Robert B. Menschel / Quentin Bajac ; with an essay by Sarah Hermanson Meister.

Publisher:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : The Museum of Modern Art [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Summary note:
"This survey explores 60 remarkable photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, all acquired with the support of Robert B. Menschel and meticulously selected for the book by the museum's chief curator of photography, Quentin Bajac. Ranging from the contemporary artist Andreas Gursky to William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the medium's founding figures, these works collectively tell the story of photography from its beginnings, but upend and newly illuminate that story through their arrangement in reverse chronological order. Each image is the subject of a brief, elegant text. The book borrows its title from a work by Carrie Mae Weems, one of the many great photographs that Menschel has contributed to the collection."--Artbook& website (viewed November 14, 2016)
Notes:
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held October 29, 2016-May 7, 2017 at the Museum of Modern Art.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-149) and index.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Photographs from the Robert B. Menschel collection
ISBN:
  • 9781633450226
  • 1633450228
LCCN:
2016951717
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