Monday, March 16, 2009

Books :Paul Outerbridge- Command Performance

Paul Outerbridge is one of the most influential photographer of the beginning of the 20th century, the Getty Museum has published a new book from his work including the portraits and the color work which i found amazing if we refer to the time they were done....
Note from the publisher
Paul Outerbridge Jr. (American, 1896-1958) burst onto the photographic art scene in the early 1920s with images that were visually fresh, technically adept, and decidedly Modernist. He also applied his talent for composition to the commercial world, introducing an artist's sensibility to advertisements for men's haberdashery, glassware, and JELL-O for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair . An early master of the technically complex carbro color process, he used it to photograph nudes, often shown with a variety of props-images that skirted the limits of propriety in their day.
This catalogue is produced for the first exhibition of Outerbridge's work since 1981, to be held March 31 through August 9, 2009, at the J. Paul Getty Museum. It brings together one hundred photographs from all periods and styles of the photographer's career, including his Cubistic still-life images, commercial magazine photography, and nudes. The book includes an essay by the curator and a chronology of the artist's life and work.
By Paul Martineau. The Getty Museum, 2009. 164 pp., 59 color and 61 duotone illustrations, 9½x11".