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Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George 
 
  
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Hardcover 
112 pages 
Museum of Modern Art, New York 
Published 2002 
  
Ingram 
  
For more than a decade before World War I, Alfred Stieglitz gave much of his formidable energy to his public career as editor, publisher, proselytizer, and art dealer. In the 1920s and 1930s, he turned again to his own photography, exploring his personal world at Lake George in the New York Adirondacks. Here 65 of the Lake George photographs are splendidly reproduced. 115 illustrations, 65 in tritone, 50 in duotone. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  
  
 
  
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Perhaps no other person has done as much to legitimize the art of photography as did Alfred Stieglitz. Born in 1864 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Stieglitz studied mechanical engineering in Berlin but was always drawn to taking pictures. He won the first of his 150 photography prizes at age 24 in a British competition judged by P.H. Emerson. Returning to New York in 1889, Stieglitz began writing on photography and exhibiting his own work, the most celebrated of which include The Terminal (1893) and ... read more  
  
 
  
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For more than a decade before World War I, Alfred Stieglitz lent much of his formidable energy to his public career as an editor, publisher, proselytizer, and art dealer. In the 1920s and 30s, he turned again to his own photography, exploring his personal world at Lake George, in the Adirondack mountains of New York, where he spent summers at a family farmhouse. He photographed the things around him--the landscape, the clouds overhead, the intimate life he led with family and friends, including Georgia O'Keefe, Waldo Frank, and Paul Rosenfeld. This body of work, radical and private, is the essential aspect of Stieglitz's achievement as a photographer, and has nowhere else been published as a coherent whole.  
  
 
  
 
  
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