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I See a City: Todd Webb's New York By Todd Webb

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York by Todd Webb

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Summary

An evocative portrait of mid-century New York City by master documentary photographer Todd Webb.

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York Summary

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York by Todd Webb

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York focuses on the work of photographer Todd Webb produced in New York City in the 1940s and 1950s. Webb photographed the city day and night, in all seasons and in all weather. Buildings, signage, vehicles, the passing throngs, isolated figures, curious eccentrics, odd corners, windows, doorways, alleyways, squares, avenues, storefronts, uptown and downtown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Harlem. He created a richly textured portrait of the everyday life and architecture of New York. Webb's work is clear, direct, focused, layered with light and shadow, and captures the soul of these places shaped by the friction and frisson of humanity.

A native of Detroit, Webb studied photography in the 1930s under the guidance of Ansel Adams at the Detroit Camera Club, served as a navy photographer during World War II, and then went on to become a successful postwar photographer. His work is in many museum collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

I See a City: Todd Webb's New York Reviews

'A feast for historians and sentimentalists' - The New York Times

About Todd Webb

Todd Webb (1905-2000) was a renowned American photographer. Sean Corcoran is the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. Daniel Okrent, a writer and editor, is best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times.

Table of Contents

'A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York', Sean Corcoran * 'My City Lost and Found', Daniel Okrent * The Plates

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NPB9780500545522
9780500545522
0500545529
I See a City: Todd Webb's New York by Todd Webb
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20210603
176
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