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Stieglitz: A Memoir/Biography

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Reprint of the 1983 Farrar, Straus & Giroux edition with a new preface (5 pages) and foreword (11 pages), and with six additional photos by Steiglitz. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 2nd 2002 by MFA Publications
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Nikki Vlatos
I found the way it was written very difficult to get through. The author will often go off the current topic and also jump forward or backwards in time. It was like being in a conversation with someone who can't seem to focus for any length of time, making it very difficult to grasp what they're trying to convey. Poorly written, and although featuring Alfred Steiglitz more often then not was about his family. Not what I was looking for in a book about a specific person. Although I did enjoy the ...more
Curtis Butturff
Although Stieglitz was a notable photographer he is also a significant figure in the larger field of the arts in that he introduced Picaso and others to the United States and was influential on not just American art but in art history generally. The fact that he himself was a photographer is significant in this context in that as such an influential figure he brought photography more into the realm of painting and sculpture.

This book is a good biography of him I think filling in so many more det
Feel like I've been reading forever and only on page 50. Too tedious, even though I usually adore biographies. Stieglitz was a mentor to many artists, photographers in the early 20th century. He owned a gallery in Manhattan & through that he was introduced to one of his wives, Georgia O'Keeffe. They summered for many years on Lake George, not far from us. He was ahead of his time, but with an artistic temperament to boot.
John Parker
It's really more than a two-star book, but is tedious in places. It is a mix of the personal and professional life of the artist complete with all the recollections of the family member acting as author. As a result there is less written about his techniques and more from a relational perspective.
If you are fan of his work then this remains a must-read.
Feb 25, 2012 Matt added it
Good read... LOTS of information on Alfred and Georgeia O'Kieff
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