Issue: 19640202

Sunday, February 2, 1964
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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masthead
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EDITORIAL
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te deum zeitgeist drift
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Minor White
For those who wonder and perhaps regret an all-text issue of Aperture the kindest word of explanation that can be offered is the observation that so many biographies and autobiographies of leading photographers have been published in the recent past, that the end of an era would seem to be at hand.
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EXHIBITION REVIEW
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ANSEL ADAMS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIGHT
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Michael Gregory
I have tried to give some expression to my sense of the man Adams and the work, which is largely one of almost terror. I find no refuge and no solace in his famous “clarity”, which seems to be infinitely more mysterious and evocative than all the blurred abstractions of our time.
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EXHIBITION REVIEW
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
John Szarkowski's first major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art as the Director, Department of Photography
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Minor White
Stepping out of the urban whirl of too many well dressed people and better dressed windows . . . into the American Landscape show last Fall at the Museum of Modern Art . . . Familiar images of familiar places that I camera-haunt summers . . . silver shadows of the illusion of outer reality though the images were . . .
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ANONYMOUS ART AND CHOICE: THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S WORLD
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Arthur Siegel
In 1917 Marcel Duchamp sent to the first Salon des Independents in New York a urinal entitled FOUNTAIN and signed R. Mutt, the name of a New York manufacturer of sanitary hardware. The exhibit was rejected and Duchamp wrote a protesting piece for a little magazine called The Blind Man.
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A RE-EVALUATION OF THE CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
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The time is ripe to re-evaluate the situation of the co-operative gallery in photography. The co-operative gallery is sustained by members who pay monthly or yearly dues in return for which they are assured exhibition space and time. In the art and publishing world this situation is called the “vanity gallery” and the “vanity press”, and reviewers are prone to stay away.
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AMATEUR PHOTOCRITICISM
The mistakes of approach and intention in photo-criticism mentioned in this essay, were found by the editor in a study of his earlier reviews.
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Because so many marvelous reviews of exhibitions and books in and on camera pictures have been published lately that are dashed off by charming amateur reviewers who do not know what to include to make a review function for readers, and hence turn readers away from photography; and because these delightful reviewers who refuse to read books on criticism dominate the field today; and because such flowering amateurism is likely to continue to dominate our indispensable photo-criticism, it seems fitting and appropriate at this time to furnish these enthusiastic amateurs a non-euclidian outline of the basic information and concepts that a potentially interested reader has a right to expect from a responsible critic or reviewer in the form, first, the Review (or report) and second, the Critical Review or report plus a personal contribution and an evaluation.
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BOOK REVIEWS
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Williard Morgan
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A million of anything is an imponderable quantity. Adding another half-million makes it only more so. Little wonder, therefore, when the publishing world wanted to prepare a 2½-million word, 5,500-illustration ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY, they sought a big man.
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CONTRIBUTORS
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MICHAEL GREGORY is an Assistant Professor of humanities at San Francisco State College. “I am interested in the general problem of symbolism— not only in literature and the other arts but in culture and human cognition as well. I believe that there is as-yet an undiscovered common denominator between the form of a work of art, the structure of a culture, and the psychological interrelationship between aspects of thought, feeling and intuition within the personality of the individual human being.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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You mention that many photographs lack the sense of God or Spirit; and I know exactly what you mean. Often I ask myself, as I make up a picture in the dark room — how much of Spirit have I captured, how LUMINOUS is the picture? It is hard to know when you are the maker, because the emotion that you possessed when you took the picture intrudes.
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Back Cover
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