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The Resource The Big Book, W. Eugene Smith

The Big Book, W. Eugene Smith

Label
The Big Book
Title
The Big Book
Statement of responsibility
W. Eugene Smith
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Writer of added commentary
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This set presents an accurate reproduction of the unpublished magnum opus of W. Eugene Smith, an icon in the field of twentieth-century photography who is best known as the master of the humanistic photographic essay. In 1959, Smith created an extended photo-essay that he called "The Big Book," a complex retrospective of his work that would reflect his philosophy of art and critique of the world. Smith's layout grouped photographs out of context and chronological order to form a series of connected "visual chapters and subchapters" that were intended to have a Joycean or Faulknerian literary quality. After three years, Smith completed two handmade folio-sized maquettes to send to publishers. This reproduction of "The Big Book" is an essential primary source document for the study of both the history of photography and the history of the photobook
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1978
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, W. Eugene
Dewey number
779.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR654
LC item number
.S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martinez, Katharine
  • Johnson, William
  • Berger, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, W. Eugene
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Documentary photography
  • Smith, W. Eugene
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Smith, William Eugene
  • Fotografie
  • Dokumentarfotografie
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Label
The Big Book, W. Eugene Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Volumes 1 and 2 have approximately 345 unnumbered pages; volume 3 has 103 pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Archival notes
  • Jennifer Jae Gutierrez and Leslie Squyres
  • The walk to Paradise Garden
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • Pieta :
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • John Berger
  • Chronology
  • Thumbnails
  • Volume 1. [photographs]
  • Volume 2. [photographs]
  • Volume 3.
  • Essays and text.
  • Foreword
  • Katherine Martinez
  • Introduction
  • William S. Johnson
Control code
1935141
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780292754683
Lccn
2013938350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292754683
  • (OCoLC)841899750
Label
The Big Book, W. Eugene Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
Volumes 1 and 2 have approximately 345 unnumbered pages; volume 3 has 103 pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Archival notes
  • Jennifer Jae Gutierrez and Leslie Squyres
  • The walk to Paradise Garden
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • Pieta :
  • W. Eugene Smith
  • John Berger
  • Chronology
  • Thumbnails
  • Volume 1. [photographs]
  • Volume 2. [photographs]
  • Volume 3.
  • Essays and text.
  • Foreword
  • Katherine Martinez
  • Introduction
  • William S. Johnson
Control code
1935141
Dimensions
35 cm
Extent
3 volumes
Isbn
9780292754683
Lccn
2013938350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292754683
  • (OCoLC)841899750

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