Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream (Hardcover)

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Jennifer A. Watts is curator of photographs at The Huntington Library and editor ofEdward Weston: A Legacy. Edward R. Bosley is director of the Gamble House in Pasadena, California.Daniel P. Gregory is former senior editor of Sunset magazine. Christopher Hawthorne is architecture critic for theLos Angeles Times. Elaine Tyler May is professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota.Monica Penick is assistant professor in design studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Charles Phoenix is an author and performer. D. J. Waldie is a contributing editor for theLos Angeles Times. Sam Watters is an architectural and cultural historian.

As a prolific photographer for House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, and Sunset magazine, Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976) was a pioneer in documenting residential spaces and landscapes for postwar America. His extensively published, sun-kissed brand of photography made him a critical contributor to domestic design culture from the 1940s into the 1960s. Parker's lens revealed the homes and lifestyles of affluent Americans and celebrities, including Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Bing Crosby, as well as the interiors, gardens, and built works of Samuel Marx, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Church, and Cliff May, offering an alluring template for living in a new consumer age.

Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is the first monograph to consider Parker and his work. Lavishly illustrated essays by leading scholars set Parker's photography against the backdrop of an unprecedented demographic shift, the Cold War, and a suburban society increasingly fixated on consumption.

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ISBN 9780300171150
Genre PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Monographs
Format Hardcover
Pages 279
Publisher Date 2012-12-04 00:00:00.0
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 12.5 in
Wdth 9.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 3.7 lb
Language English
Subtitle Modern Photography and the American Dream
Audience College/higher education

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