"Defining images of photographic art in this century which kept me turning the 750+ pages with enthusiasm for many an hour." -Photo Art International, United KingdomThe history of photography began over a century and a half ago, but only relatively recently has it been fully recognised as a medium in its own right.
Cologne's Museum Ludwig was the first museum of contemporary art to devote a substantial section to international photography. The L. Fritz Gruber collection, from which this book is drawn, is one of the most important in Germany and one of the most representative anywhere in the world, constituting the core of the museum's holdings.This book provides a fascinating insight into the collection's rich diversity; from conceptual art to abstraction to reportage, all of the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the century's most remarkable photographs. From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart, over 850 works are presented in alphabetical order by photographer, with descriptive texts and photographers' biographical details, providing a comprehensive and indispensable overview of 20th century photography.Edited by the Museum Ludwig CologneThe authors: Reinhold Mißelbeck, Marianne Bieger-Thielemann, Gérard A. Goodrow, Lilian Haberer, Ute Pröllochs, Anke Solbrig, Thomas von Taschitzki, and Nina Zschocke.
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Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.
In addition to a career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Jim Heimann is a teacher and author. His graphic design works have been exhibited in several California galleries as well as at a number of shows in Germany and Japan. Heimann's design clients include CBS Records, Columbia Pictures, The Screen Actors Guild, and the National Football League. Heimann's written works include such books as California Crazy!, Hooray For Hollywood, Out With The Stars, Close Cover Before Striking, and Car Hops and Curb Service. He has also written on popular culture and regional history and architecture for many publications, among them the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone magazine. Heimann graduated from California State College in Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a native of Los Angeles.