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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
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Jacob Silverman

Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art - John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art (New York) This gave me a sense of the relationship between photos and art and a historical aspect of photography – the development of different types such as daguerreotypes, etc. Each artist is represented only once in the selections, so it’s only a glimpse of an artist’s work. I think I would get more out of looking at artists’ works in depth. But it was an interesting overview. Couple of quotes/points:"Since its invention, photography has been the world's ubiquitous picture-making system. It has in the process effected a profound transformation of our knowledge and opinions concerning the structure and meaning of visual experience. Nevertheless, the medium has received little serious study. The commonlaceness of photography, and the radical differences between it and the traditional arts, has made it a refractory problem for theorists, and one that has not submitted with grace to the traditional intellectual apparatus of art historical study. For an art museum, even today, to make a serious commitment to the art of photography requires some imagination, and the willingness to accept some intellectual risks." It is interesting to consider the fact that after Daguerre every man's family acquired a visual past...