Anne Brigman? books...

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  1. gandolfi

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    hi.
    I've recently "discovered" the pictorial photographer Anne Brigman, and I think I am in love....

    however, I have tried to see what books there might be "out there", and that's a challenge.

    on Amazon I saw a book called "Songs of a Pagan" (750$!!!:sad:) - and all I can see is the cover....

    or "A poetic vision"..(120$)

    Any of you know about her? do you have these books? recommended or not?

    I'd love to have a book with her, but I am not a millionaire....:rolleyes:


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    There have been quite a few histories of photography and even histories of pictorialism published in the last decade that mention her at least once, but I haven't come across any books dedicated to just Anne Brigman other than the two you mention.

    There's a more complete bibliography, including references to Camera Work articles that you can probably find online, here:

    http://kls-design.net/article.html

    The Library of Congress has a high-res tiff of "Kodak" if you want to make your own wallpaper :smile:

    The Luminous Lint website is also generally useful for pictorialist info, but in this case doesn't offer much beyond a survey.

    Probably your best bet is to see if the Santa Barbara Museum of Art has any copies of "A Poetic Vision" tucked away in the bookshop storeroom.
     
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    I have "A Poetic Vision"... I find it a lovely book!
     
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    worth buying? they are not cheap, and I have to consider the state robbery (taxes....)
     
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    My book has 19.95 (USD) listed as the price. This is a paperback book. There are about 38 pages of text, about 40 images... I'd say it is worth the money I paid.
     
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    thanks