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Imogen Cunningham: Ideas without End A Life and Photographs
Imogen Cunningham: Ideas without End A Life and Photographs
by Richard Lorenz
Paperback from Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811803570

From bold, evocative nudes to starkly beautiful still lifes, Imogen Cunningham's pioneering work has garnered worldwide acclaim. One of the first women to make her living as a photographer, Cunningham consistently experimented with a wide range of techniques during her remarkable career. Ideas without End offers the first complete retrospective of 100 of her photographs -- the majority of which have never been published -- from her earliest efforts at the turn of the century to the many now-famous images. A biographical essay by Richard Lorenz, a chronology of Cunningham's life and work, and a bibliography are also included in this superb collection, at once a beautiful portfolio and an enduring tribute to a gifted and compelling artist.

 
Imogen Cunningham 1883 - 1976
Imogen Cunningham 1883 - 1976
by Imogen Cunningham, Richard Lorenz, Manfred Heiting
Hardcover from Taschen
ISBN: 3822871826

This title collects the best of photographer Imogen Cunningham's work. Spanning all the genres used in her work, the book presents the images which marked Cunningham as one of the early pioneers of the photographic medium from her 1920's plant images to her speciality, portraiture.

 
Imogen Cunningham: A portrait
Imogen Cunningham: A portrait
by Imogen;Dater, Judy;Imogen Cunningham Trust Cunningham
Hardcover from New York Graphic Society
ISBN: 0821207512

First Edition

60, full page photos by Cunningham from Ansel Adams, Gertrude Stein, Cary Grant, nudes, still lifes, common people, Frida Kahlo

 
Imogen Cunningham: On the Body
Imogen Cunningham: On the Body
by Richard Lorenz
Paperback from Bulfinch

This volume presents an overview of Imogen Cunningham's figure studies dating from 1906 through to 1976, the year of her death. Although the majority of the included photos date from the 1920s and 1930s, her later work in this genre continued to be compelling and provocative. An illustrated essay discusses Cunningham's interest in the human form, influences on her work and comparable images by other photographers. Text illustrations include work by a wide range of contempories and the book also includes a chronology of Cunningham's life and a selected bibliography. Imogen Cunningham was a pioneer of 20th-century photography, an artist whose work significantly contributed to the acceptance of the medium as an art form. She devoted her life to her craft and photographed continuously and passionately for over 70 years. Her images of the body explore the human form in great detail: eyes, ears, heads, hands, breasts, feet. The sensuous forms she photographed are sculpted by brilliant sunlight and reveal both the universal and the unique aspects of the body. Many of her images have become well-known and popular icons in the history of art.

It's hard to imagine a young woman born in 1883, in the middle of the repressive Victorian era, who possessed absolutely none of the prissy, small-minded modesty of the 19th century. But that is Imogen Cunningham at age 23 in 1906, shooting a nude self-portrait in which "the smooth skin of her shoulders, derrière, and legs glows within the darker context" of the weedy landscape where she is sprawled. There is no artifice about the picture, but her pale form is nonetheless transformed into a "floating arcadian Venus," as author Richard Lorenz aptly describes the image. Most of Cunningham's nudes are identified by name: John Bovington 2, Eye of Portia Hume, Jane Foster, Lake Tenaya, as if to say, "I have used this body, but it belongs to its owner." To one nude model she wrote, "Aperture is putting out a monograph on my work, and YOU are in it. I did not ask you because I know that when you are a work of art, so called, you are no longer yourself." This is Lorenz's fourth book of carefully selected Cunningham photographs, and its subject gives it special resonance. (It includes a chronology and a selected bibliography.) In it, Lorenz quotes a last snippet of Cunningham's writing, found among her papers after she died, at 94: "For it is in this inadequate flesh that each of us must serve his dream, and so, must fail in the dream's service." Even into her 90s, Cunningham continued to love and limn the human body, creating uncommonly frank, deeply humane works of genius. --Peggy Moorman

 
Imogen Cunningham: Flora
Imogen Cunningham: Flora

Paperback from Bulfinch
ISBN: 0821227319

As one of the greatest women photographers of the century, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) photographed nature with a celebratory spirit while retaining a firm dedication to photographic technique. Her childhood fascination with the beauty and complexities of nature led her to photograph all kinds of plant life, from simple flower arrangements to elaborate compositions of exotic ferns and lilies. This collection of black-and-white botanical images spans 55 years of work and development. The images are accompanied by a biocritical essay by Richard Lorenz, noted photography curator and writer, placing Cunningham's work in the context of her contemporaries and colleagues: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Johan Hagemeyer and many other premiere photographers of the botanical world. To complete the celebration of the plant world, the book includes technical notes on illustrated plant species, a chronology and a selected bibliography.

 
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After Ninety

Paperback from Univ of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295956739
 

 
Imogen!: Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973
Imogen!: Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973
by Imogen Cunningham
Paperback from University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295953330
 
 
Imogen Cunningham: The Poetry of Form Die Poesie Der Form (German Edition)
Imogen Cunningham: The Poetry of Form/Die Poesie Der Form (German Edition)
by Imogen Cunningham, Pradip Malde, P. Celina Lunsford
Hardcover from Edition Stemmle
ISBN: 3905514079
 
 
Imogen Cunningham: Portraiture
Imogen Cunningham: Portraiture
by Richard Lorenz
Paperback from Bulfinch

Imogen Cunningham was one of photography's early pioneers, a Seattle-based virtuoso whose portraits and still lifes helped establish the medium as an art form. During the 1920's Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and a handful of others established f/64, an informal group of West coast photographers whose emphasis on formal composition, crisp image detail, static subject matter and straightforward printing became the dominant photographic aesthetic of the time. This volume, the companion to "Imogen Cunningham: Flora", collects the best of Cunningham's portrait work - nearly 100 images, more than half of which have never been published before including a number of self-portraits as well as the compelling faces of family and friends. An illustrated essay accompanying the plates discusses Cunningham's approach to portraiture, influences on her work, and comparable work by other important photographers.

 
Imogen Cunningham - Ideas Without End
by Richard & Cunningham, Imogen Lorenz
Paperback from Chronicle Books

 
 
Imogen Cunningham Portraiture
by Richard Lorenz (Designer), Imogen Cunningham (Photographer)
(Paperback -- May )

Imogen Cunningham
by Imogen Cunningham, et al
(Hardcover -- May 10, )
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Imogen Cunningham: Ideas Without End: A Life and Photographs
by Richard Lorenz
Paperback: 160 pages
Chronicle Books; ISBN: 0811803570; (August 1993)

Flora
by Imogen Cunningham
Paperback - 160 pages 
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821227319

Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years (Masterphoto)
by Imogen Cunningham (Photographer), Richard Lorenz (Designer)
(Hardcover -- December 1993)
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Imogen Cunningham: On the Body
by Imogen Cunningham (Photographer), Richard Lorenz
It's hard to imagine a young woman born in 1883, in the middle of the repressive Victorian era, who possessed absolutely none of the prissy, small-minded modesty of the 19th century. But that is Imogen Cunningham at age 23 in 1906, shooting a nude self-portrait in which "the smooth skin of her shoulders, derrière, and legs glows within the darker context" of the weedy landscape where she is sprawled. There is no artifice about the picture, but her pale form is nonetheless transformed into a "floating arcadian Venus," as author Richard Lorenz aptly describes the image. Most of Cunningham's nudes are identified by name: John Bovington 2, Eye of Portia Hume, Jane Foster, Lake Tenaya, as if to say, "I have used this body, but it belongs to its owner." To one nude model she wrote, "Aperture is putting out a monograph on my work, and YOU are in it. I did not ask you because I know that when you are a work of art, so called, you are no longer yourself." This is Lorenz's fourth book of carefully selected Cunningham photographs, and its subject gives it special resonance. (It includes a chronology and a selected bibliography.) In it, Lorenz quotes a last snippet of Cunningham's writing, found among her papers after she died, at 94: "For it is in this inadequate flesh that each of us must serve his dream, and so, must fail in the dream's service." Even into her 90s, Cunningham continued to love and limn the human body, creating uncommonly frank, deeply humane works of genius. --Peggy Moorman - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 160 pages
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821224387; (November )
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Imogen Cunningham: Ideas without End A Life and Photographs
by Richard Lorenz
Paperback from Chronicle Books

Imogen Cunningham 1883 - 1976
by Imogen Cunningham, Richard Lorenz, Manfred Heiting
Hardcover from Taschen
 

Imogen Cunningham: A portrait
by Judy Dater
Hardcover from New York Graphic Society
 

Imogen Cunningham: Flora
Paperback from Bulfinch
 

After Ninety
Paperback from Univ of Washington Press
 

Imogen Cunningham: The Poetry of Form/Die Poesie Der Form (German Edition)
by Imogen Cunningham, Pradip Malde, P. Celina Lunsford
Hardcover from Edition Stemmle
 

Imogen!: Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973
by Imogen Cunningham
Paperback from University of Washington Press
 

Imogen Cunningham: Portraiture
by Richard Lorenz
Imogen Cunningham was one of photography's early pioneers, a Seattle-based virtuoso whose portraits and still lifes helped establish the medium as an art form. During the 1920's Cunningham, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and a handful of others established f/64, an informal group of West coast photographers whose emphasis on formal composition, crisp image detail, static subject matter and straightforward printing became the dominant photographic aesthetic of the time. This volume, the companion to "Imogen Cunningham: Flora", collects the best of Cunningham's portrait work - nearly 100 images, more than half of which have never been published before including a number of self-portraits as well as the compelling faces of family and friends. An illustrated essay accompanying the plates discusses Cunningham's approach to portraiture, influences on her work, and comparable work by other important photographers.
Paperback from Bulfinch
 
 

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