Center for Creative Photography
From Library Journal
A quarter century ago on the Tucson campus of the University of Arizona, Ansel Adams and several other photographers and archivists established the Center for Creative Photography. They were inspired to exhibit and preserve what university president John Schaefer called "the key element of the art and literature of our times." Since then, this small regional photography museum has gradually morphed into a major repository of 20th-century photography, with holdings of over 60,000 images and the personal archives of some 60 masters working in the medium. This catalog of its collections gives a guided tour of these archives and many of the other major bodies of work the Center has acquired. Among the luminaries whose work is highlighted are Adams, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Peter Stackpole, and Laura Gilpin. Each of 54 subcollections is represented by exemplary illustrations and expressive essays by various curators and art educators. The result is a thorough overview of the breadth and eclecticism of what both casual and serious visitors to the Center may find offered in a tone that measures the fulsome devotion of the staff. A useful guide, recommended for academic and large public libraries. Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., CA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Amy Rule is the Acting Director and Archivist of the Center for Creative Photography.
The Center for Creative Photography, located in Arizona, is home to one of the largest and most eclectic photographic collections in the world. This publication offers a virtual guided tour of the center's extensive holdings, including a visit through the archives of some of the 20th century's most important North American photographers: Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Lee Friedlander, Tina Modotti, Beaumont & Nancy Newhall, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand. With scholarly commentary on artists' books, 19th-century travel photography, early 20th-century travel albums, and the CCP's collections of French, German, Japanese, Mexican, and Spanish photography, "Original Sources" is the most comprehensive introduction to one of photography's most treasured repositories. Edited by Amy Rule.
Photographers include: Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Lee Friedlander, Tina Modotti, Beaumont & Nancy Newhall, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Garry Winogrand.
7 x 9.5 in.
77 color, 123 b/w, 109 duotone illustrations