People Knitting

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616895402
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Photography

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops—abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.

People Knitting

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616893923
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Photography

People Knitting is a charming tribute in vintage photographs and printed ephemera to the ever-popular, often all-consuming, craft of knitting. When women posed with their knitting in the earliest nineteenth-century photographs, it demonstrated their virtue and skill as homemakers. Later, knitting became fashionable among the wealthy as a sign of culture and artistic ability. During the two world wars, images of nurses, soldiers, prisoners, and even knitting clubs composed of very serious small boys—all with heads bent down, intent on knitting items (especially socks) for the troops—abounded. In the 1950s and 1960s, as snapshots became ubiquitous, knitters took on a jauntier air, posing with handiwork held proudly aloft. People Knitting is a quirky and fascinating gift for the knitter in your life.

People Fishing

Author: Barbara Levine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616897277
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Photography

Although people have fished for food since the dawn of time, fishing today is one of the most popular pastimes in the world—an estimated 220 million people worldwide are recreational anglers, according to the World Bank. While many enjoy the Zen of waiting patiently for a strike in the great outdoors, for others, at least judging from this quirky collection of fishermen and women fishing is clearly a time of great fun, even hilarity. In this follow-up to her delightful People Knitting, photo archivist and collector Barbara Levine, along with Paige Ramey, netted these curious, humorous, and sometimes outrageous photos of Edwardian dowagers, tiny babies, sunburned sportsmen, and bathing beauties preparing tackle boxes, casting their lures, and displaying the catch of the day. A tribute to this perennial outdoor pastime, this is the perfect book for the fisher in your life.

No Idle Hands

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307775443
Release Date: 2010-11-17
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

“Fascinating . . . What is remarkable about this book is that a history of knitting can function so well as a survey of the changes in women’s rolse over time.”—The New York Times Book Review An historian and lifelong knitter, Anne Macdonald expertly guides readers on a revealing tour of the history of knitting in America. In No Idle Hands, Macdonald considers how the necessity—and the pleasure—of knitting has shaped women’s lives. Here is the Colonial woman for whom idleness was a sin, and her Victorian counterpart, who enjoyed the pleasure of knitting while visiting with friends; the war wife eager to provide her man with warmth and comfort, and the modern woman busy creating fashionable handknits for herself and her family. Macdonald examines each phase of American history and gives us a clear and compelling look at life, then and now. And through it all, we see how knitting has played an important part in the way society has viewed women—and how women have viewed themselves. Assembled from articles in magazines, knitting brochures, newspaper clippings and other primary sources, and featuring reproductions of advertisements, illustrations, and photographs from each period, No Idle Hands capture the texture of women’s domestic lives throughout history with great wit and insight. “Colorful and revealing . . . vivid . . . This book will intrigue needlewomen and students of domestic history alike.”—The Washington Post Book World

Twentieth century Color Photographs

Author: Sylvie Pénichon
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781606061565
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

With the advent of digital imaging, the era of traditional color photography is coming to an end. Yet more than 150 years after the invention of color photography, museums, archives, and personal collections are full of images to be cherished, studied, and preserved. These photographs, often made with processes and materials no longer used or easily identified, constitute an important part of the cultural and artistic heritage of the twentieth century. Today it is more important than ever to capture the technical understanding of the processes that created these irreplaceable images. In providing an accessible overview of the history and technology of the major traditional color photographic processes, this abundantly illustrated volume promises to become the standard reference in its field. Following an introductory chapter on color photography in the nineteenth century, seven uniformly structured chapters discuss the most commercially or historically significant processes of the twentieth century--additive color screen, pigment, dye imbibition, dye coupling, dye destruction, dye diffusion, and dye mordanting and silver toning--offering readers a user-friendly guide to materials, methods of identification, and common kinds of deterioration. A final chapter presents specific guidelines for collection management, storage, and preservation. There is also a glossary of technical terms, along with appendixes presenting detailed chronologies for Kodachrome and Ektachrome transparencies, Cibachrome/Ilfochrome printing materials, and Instant films. This book will interest instructors and students in classroom settings; conservators, registrars, curators, archivists, and collection caretakers; and anyone else concerned with the long-term preservation of color photographs.

Harlem

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
ISBN: 0847833356
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary and political currents of the African-American community since the Harlem Renaissance of the early twentieth century. This sweeping photographic survey includes nearly 300 images that tell the story of Harlem throughout the twentieth century, its distinctive landscape and extraordinary inhabitants. The work of eighty artists and photographers is paired with texts by important Harlem scholars and quotes from important writers on the subject of Harlem. The book is divided in three sections: Early Twentieth Century; Revolution--the 1960s and 1970s; and Harlem Now--1980s through the Present.

Knitting

Author: Sandy Black
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 1851775595
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

A curator of The New Knitting touring exhibition draws on the Victoria & Albert Museum's extensive collection to chart the craft's history from a domestic art to one of the most sophisticated computer-controlled textile production processes used today, in a photographic showcase that displays everyday articles beside master-level adaptations.

Photography in nineteenth century America

Author: Martha A. Sandweiss
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: UOM:39015021554426
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Photography

Six essays by noted scholars examine the varied ways in which photographs reflected and influenced 19th-century American life. Contributors include: Alan Trachtenberg, Barbara McCandless, Keith F. Davis, Peter B. Hales, Sarah Greenough, and the editor. Includes 244 photographs, many never-before-reproduced.

Dear Data

Author: Giorgia Lupi
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781616895464
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Design

Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life," in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly—small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year's set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives—including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere.

American Photographs

Author: James Danziger
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 2843236991
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

'American photography from 1900 to 2000' sustained the greatest burst of creativity in the rich history of the medium. Teeming with ideas, the search for new modes of seeing developed in particularly modern ways inherent to this art form.

Why People Photograph

Author: Robert Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076001763221
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Photography

This critically acclaimed work brings us a new selection of poignant essays by master photographer Robert Adams. In this volume, Adams evinces his firm belief in the importance of art. Photographers "may or may not make a living by photography," he writes, "but they are alive by it."

Queen Victoria s Family

Author: Charlotte Zeepvat
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN: 0750926872
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Presents a collection of photographs of Queen Victoria and her family.

Knit Your Bit

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101655498
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mikey’s dad has left home to fight overseas during World War I, and Mikey wants to do something BIG to help. When his teacher suggests that the class participate in a knitting bee in Central Park to knit clothing for the troops, Mikey and his friends roll their eyes—knitting is for girls! But when the girls turn it into a competition, the boys just have to meet the challenge. Based on a real “Knit-In” event at Central Park in 1918, Knit Your Bit shows readers that making a lasting contribution is as easy as trying something new!

Hans Eijkelboom People of the Twenty First Century

Author: Hans Eijkelboom
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 0714867152
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Photography

Hans Eijkelboom: People of the Twenty‐First Century is an enormous and completely fascinating collection of "anti‐sartorial" photographs of street life by the Dutch conceptual artist/street photographer. From Amsterdam to New York and Paris to Shanghai, these photographs, taken over a period of more than twenty years, provide a cumulative portrait of the people of the twenty‐first century. A magnetic panoply of images, this cult object has a place in the library of every photography book collector as well as anyone interested in contemporary culture. Democratic, apolitical and unique, the archive of thousands of images offers an engrossing and engaging cross-section of society. Over the course of the last two decades, the Dutch photographer worked methodically on his monumental Photo Notes project: First he would select a busy pedestrian area – his favorite spots were often near shopping centers – where he would stay for 30 minutes up to a few hours. He then spent time observing passers-by before recognizing a common type, normally based on a garment, sometimes a behavior: people in band T‐shirts, fur caps or beige trench coats; young couples walking arm in arm; women in suit dresses; men with gelled hair or pushing shopping trolleys. . . He snapped them with a camera hung around his neck, attached to a trigger in his pocket. Back in the studio, the images were laid into grids called Photo Notes. Their simplicity of form and presentation belies their complex anthropological, social and artistic commentary.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth century Photography

Author: Lynne Warren
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781579583934
Release Date: 2005-11
Genre: Photography

This three volume Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographicinstitutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography.