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Fritz Kaeser : a life in photography
Moriarty, Stephen Roger.
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Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [1998]

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xxiii, 107 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 34 cm
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"Published in conjunction with an exhibition of photographs, The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, January 17-March 14, 1999."
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TR647 .K23 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The 94 images in this work illustrate the 50-year career of photographer Fritz Kaeser. His early photographs are diverse, ranging from landscape views of mountains to close-up studies of rocks and plant forms. His later work includes abstract images and studio shots of bones and skulls.

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Kaeser (1910-90) was a photographer of the American West about whom little has been published. This well-crafted book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the University of Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art, reproduces 80 of Kaeser's works pulled from the collections of the museum, which is the repository of the artist's negatives and prints. Supplementing the images are an introduction and a chronology, both by Moriarty, the Snite Museum's curator of photography. This book provides a handsome showcase for Kaeser's beautiful photographic work; its text, however, does not adequately explore what historical legacy or aesthetic uniqueness this artist achieved. Kaeser's work seems to display the influence of Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Minor White, and other better-known artists with whom he was associated. Therein may be the importance of this book. Recommended for very specialized photography collections. All levels. E. H. Teague; University of Florida

Table of Contents

Dean A. Porter
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chronologyp. xix
Pictorialp. 3
Travelp. 17
Snow and Skiingp. 27
Landscape: Maroon Bellsp. 35
Landscape: Mountains and Desertp. 45
Nature: Form, Texture, Designp. 69
Late Workp. 87
List of Figures and Platesp. 99