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Alvin Langdon Coburn

symbolist photographer : 1882-1966

by Alvin Langdon Coburn

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Published by Aperture, Phaidon [distributor] in New York, Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coburn, Alvin Langdon.,
  • Photographers -- United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementbeyond the craft by Mike Weaver.
    SeriesAn Aperture monograph
    ContributionsWeaver, Mike, 1937-, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTR140.C/
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22480579M
    ISBN 100893812404

    During the s Coburn, who had by this time moved to England, became increasingly interested in mysticismand he abandoned the camera in favour of spiritual pursuits. Sinibaldi, A. The identity of the man — described as being great and good in every way — was known to Coburn, but it has been kept from anyone outside of the Order due to the Society's strict doctrine of anonymity. Eye Magazine. In between those narrative bookends is a twenty year period at the turn of the twentieth century full of prodigious achievement and artistic zeal, in both his native America and adopted Britain.

    Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. He began by having one-man shows at the Royal Photographic Society accompanied by a catalog with a preface by George Bernard Shaw and at the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. The criticism did not seem to have a long-term effect on their relationship, as both continued to be close colleagues for many years. As early asCoburn was making futuristic depictions of New York and Pittsburgh, anticipating modernist architectural photography's classic "bird's-eye" view. Coburn began taking photographs when he received a camera as a gift on his eighth birthday, but it was not untilwhen he met the photographer Edward Steichenthat he became a serious photographer.

    In the s, however, he resumed photography and produced a number of mysteriously ambiguous photographs, such as Tree Interior and Reflections Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. Pictorialists among them Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen argued that photography was a creative art form, on a par with other visual arts including painting, and not simply a mechanical means of objectively recording the world. In he began taking the first completely nonobjective photographs.


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He also supervised the printing. His brief affiliation with the Vorticist movement resulted in his most nonrepresentational works to date.

From then on, apart from some occasional forays into photography on his travels to Madeira in the s, Coburn lived a quiet and contemplative life and rarely picked up a camera.

Max Weber, the Cubist painter-poet, Alvin Langdon Coburn book responsible for the idea of these designs, and Weber is one of the most sincere artists that it has ever been my good fortune to meet; but of course these experiments in a new direction only met with sneers and laughter - it is always the same with an innovation in any direction.

Coburn did much research into the history of freemasonry, as well as on aspects of the occult and mysticism. The online prices seem very high. It is the revolutionary of to-day, however, who is the "classic" of to-morrow; there is no escaping the ruthless forward march of time. Search for anything featuring his work, and look out for the new book on him.

This beautiful volume, published to accompany a show at George Eastman House and drawing on a wide range of public and private collections, reveals his work and legacy for a new generation. Other publications in which Coburn was involved are equally expensive today. This style was radically different from his previous work, but he believed photographers had become entrenched in familiar styles and should try something new.

The show included many historical prints from Coburn's own collection. In July five more gravures were published in Camera Work No. Eventually he would devote most of his life to these studies, foregoing photography as his primary interest.

When he was sixteen years old, inhe met his cousin F. This same year he donated his extensive collection of contemporary and historical photographs to the Royal Photographic Society. With the help of his cousin Coburn's career took a giant first step.

His most famous book, however, was a collection of his portraits, Men of Mark Pictorialists among them Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen argued that photography was a creative art form, on a par with other visual arts including painting, and not simply a mechanical means of objectively recording the world.

Occasional moments of ecstasy lure him on, but nothing is final in art, it is always progressing and advancing, as man's intelligence expands in the light of more perfect knowledge of himself and the universe. Rise to fame — [ edit ] "Spider-webs", by Alvin Langdon Coburn.

Pound called this instrument a "Vortoscope" and the resulting photographs "Vortographs". This started him on a path of studying mysticismmetaphysical ideals and Druidism. Stieglitz in particular did not like the change in Coburn's imagery, and he rejected several prints for a show he was putting together.

This talent was further developed by his cousin, F Holland Day, who was himself an internationally famous photographer.Title London, / by Alvin Langdon Coburn, with an introduction by Hilaire Belloc.

Contributor Names Coburn, Alvin Langdon, London: Duckworth & Co; New York: Mitchell Kennerley, Small folio, tan cloth spine with beige cloth over boards, title and author gilt-stamped on upper cover.

8 –30 pp., 33 photogravure plates. First edition of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s celebrated volume of highly evocative photogravures of authors and artists. Coburn’s work as a portrait photographer was initially spurred inAuthor: Alvin Langdon Coburn.

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Aperture. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.

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Alvin Langdon Coburn

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