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Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit

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Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (1908–1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, whose ideas exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonate today. His photographic career began in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, with assignments for the WPA (Works Progress Administration). After serving ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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Timothy Neesam
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"One should not only photography things for what they are," wrote Minor White, "but for what else they are." Deeply spiritual, photographer Minor White was also a complex, sexually conflicted figure, constantly striving to visually depict something intangible.

The photographs are beautifully presented and include White's major series, or 'sequences,' including 'The Temptation of St Anthony is Mirrors,' 'The Young Man as Mystic,' 'The Sound of One Hand,' and 'Out of My Love for You I Will Try to G
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David
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
A beautiful presentation of a life devoted to photography, including an effective mix of biographic and photographic details. I enjoyed it immensely and recommend it highly for those seeking to understand the motivations and methods of photography as an art form. The only reason that I did not give it the top rating was that I thought it bordered on the hagiographic in several aspects of the description of his life and manner of working.
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Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Best exhibition catalog I've encountered. Paul Martineau's writing is beautiful. The photo choices are wonderful, especially the inclusion of the entire series "The Temptation of Saint Anthony Is Mirrors." The quality of the printing is beautiful. I'm inspired. It made me fall in love with Minor White.
Michelle
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lovely mini-bio and beautiful summarization of White's prints.
Leonard
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Interesting biography with a lot of information about the artist, and well as numerous plates of his photos.
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