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Title Gordon Parks : the new tide, early work, 1940-1950 / Philip Brookman ; with essays by Maurice Berger, Sarah Lewis, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis ; series editor, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
Author Brookman, Philip, author, editor.
Publication Washington, [District of Columbia] : National Gallery of Art ; Pleasantville, New York : The Gordon Parks Foundation ; Göttingen, Germany : Steidl, 2018.
Manufacture Göttingen, Germany : Steidl
Copyright date ©2018
Edition First edition.
Description 349 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Call # 770.92 PARKS B
Note Catalogue from an exhibition held at National Gallery of Art, Washington [D.C.], November 4, 2018-February 18, 2019; The Cleveland Museum of Art, [Cleveland, Ohio], March 23-June 16, 2019; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, [Texas], August 31-December 29, 2019; and, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, [Massachusetts], February 1-April 26, 2020.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-333) and indexes.
Summary Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, "The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950" documents the importance of these years in shaping Gordon Parks' passionate vision. The book brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of his 65-year career. During the 1940s Parks' photographic ambitions grew to express a profound understanding of his social, cultural and political experiences. From the first photographs he published in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his relationship to the Chicago Black Renaissance, to his mentorship with Roy Stryker and his breakthrough work for America's influential picture magazines--including "Ebony" and "Life"--this book traces Parks' rapid evolution from an accomplished, self-taught practitioner to a groundbreaking artistic and journalistic voice.
Contents Introduction : young Gordon Parks / Sarah Lewis -- Plates : a choice of weapons -- Plates : government work -- Plates : the home front -- Plates : Standard Oil -- Plates : mass media -- Gordon Parks : the sphere of conscious history / Philip Brookman -- Black Parnassus : Chicago in the interwar years / Richard J. Powell -- Gordon Parks : haute coutoure and the everyday / Deborah Willis -- The crucible of race : Gordon Parks and an emerging civil rights movement / Maurice Berger -- The road to Life : a timeline of origins and early career, 1818-1950 / Anjuli Lebowitz, Philip Brookman, and Elizabeth Doorly.
Subject Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 -- Exhibitions.
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 -- Themes, motives.
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006. (OCoLC)fst00040785
Photography, Artistic -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Portrait photography -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Documentary photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Black-and-white photography -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- Kansas -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
African American artists -- Kansas -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- 20th century.
Art and society -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- In art.
Portrait photography. (OCoLC)fst01072259
Genre Exhibition catalogs.
Essays.
Portraits.
Photobooks.
Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Addl. Author Container of (work): Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006. Works. Selections.
Lebowitz, Anjuli, editor, contributor.
Powell, Richard J., 1953- contributor.
Willis, Deborah, 1948- contributor.
Berger, Maurice, 1956-2020, contributor.
Doorly, Elizabeth, contributor.
National Gallery of Art (U.S.), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Cleveland Museum of Art, host institution.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, host institution.
Addison Gallery of American Art, host institution.
Gordon Parks Foundation, issuing body, publisher, organizer.
Steidl Verlag, publisher, printer.
Alt Title New tide, early work, 1940-1950
ISBN 3958294944 (hardcover)
9783958294943 (hardcover)

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