Maynard L. Parker :modern photography and the American dream /edited by Jennifer A. Watts.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-286907

Description

279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm, "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."--Publisher's website.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Photographers
Architectural photography
Social life and customs 20th century.

Originator

Watts, Jennifer A.

Description

279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
"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."--Publisher's website.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN

9780300171150 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0300171153 (clothbound : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks TR140.P347 M39 2012

Other People and Orgs

Parker, Maynard L., 1900-1976.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States
United States.