Book — 279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm.
Maynard L. Parker : bringing houses home / Jennifer A. Watts
A star is born : making Hollywood magic / Sam Watters
Looking both ways : modernizing the past to shape the future / Edward R. Bosley
Shelter me : the suburban dream in Cold War America / Elaine Tyler May
Framing modern : Maynard L. Parker, Elizabeth Gordon, and House beautiful's Pace Settter Program / Monica Penick
Promoting ranch house living : Cliff May and Maynard L. Parker / Daniel Gregory
The sensible curve : Maynard L. Parker in the American garden, 1948-1956 / Christopher Hawthorne.
As a prolific photographer for House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, and Sunset magazine, Maynard L. Parker (1900-1976) was a pioneer in documenting residential spaces and landscapes for postwar America. His extensively published, sun-kissed brand of photography made him a critical contributor to domestic design culture from the 1940s into the 1960s. Parker's lens revealed the homes and lifestyles of affluent Americans and celebrities, including Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Bing Crosby, as well as the interiors, gardens, and built works of Samuel Marx, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Church, and Cliff May, offering an alluring template for living in a new consumer age. Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is the first monograph to consider Parker and his work. Lavishly illustrated essays by leading scholars set Parker's photography against the backdrop of an unprecedented demographic shift, the Cold War, and a suburban society increasingly fixated on consumption. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Observation and vision : a British context / Scott Wilcox
Strangers in a strange land / Jennifer A. Watts
Bruce Davidson (b. 1933) and Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) are two of the greatest American photographers of their generation. Working in different traditions, and exhibiting fundamentally distinct approaches, they are both brilliant observers whose art inspires and provokes. This book, the first to pair the two, examines the work they produced during visits to Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. The gritty sensibility that made Bruce Davidson's series Brooklyn Gang such a sensation was unmistakable as he trained his camera on the gamut of British society, travelling from London to Scotland and later to the mining region of Wales. Paul Caponigro, steeped in a formalist black-and-white landscape tradition, made expressive portraits of prehistoric stone circles, dolmens, and ancient Irish churches in the landscape. Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro brings the work of these artists together into a dramatic visual dialogue. (source: Nielsen Book Data)