Author(s): William A. Ewing
Edward Steichen (18791973) is unquestionably one of the most prolific, versatile, influential and indeed controversial names in the history of photography. This volume, published to accompany the first posthumous European retrospective of his work, traces Steichen's career trajectory from his early Pictorialist beginnings to his time working with Conde Nast and his Directorship at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
William A. Ewing is a curator, professor and director of the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, and the author of numerous books, including The Body, Face and reGeneration. Todd Brandow is the executive director of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP).
Introduction: A Boy Who Has New Ideas; Steichen as Symbolist; Plates 1895-1914; Peinture a la Lumiere; Steichen in Camera Work; Plates 1915-1922; Finding the Real Magician? Light Itself: Voulangis, 1908-22; Edward Steichen: A Passion for Colour; Steichen as Modernist; Plates 1922-1939; The Modernist Fashion: Steichen's Commercial Photography Between the Wars; The Soul of the Photographer; Plates 1940-1955; Edward Steichen as Exhibition Designer; Steichen Then, Now and Again: Legacies of an Icon; Lives in Photography.