Coverart for item
The Resource Betty Kuhner : the American family portrait, Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman

Betty Kuhner : the American family portrait, Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman

Label
Betty Kuhner : the American family portrait
Title
Betty Kuhner
Title remainder
the American family portrait
Statement of responsibility
Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Groundbreaking photographer Betty Kuhner truly revolutionized the American family portrait, taking it from the staid arrangement of mother, father and children dressed in their Sunday best, carefully arranged in front of the living room mantelpiece or on a sofa. Rather, she instructed her subjects to dress casually, many times similarly, and coaxed them to accompany her into the backyard, the garden or onto the beach. Once there, she would intuitively find the perfect location and, more importantly, exquisite light, all the while engaging Mother Nature and serendipity to serve as the ultimate stylist. Her long and prolific career (1950s to 1990s) built an archive of over five decades of extraordinary documentation of America's most distinguished dynasties--with assorted Kennedys, Fords, and the families of style icons Lilly Pulitzer and Estée Lauder included in her inspiring body of work. By choosing to work exclusively in black and white, Kuhner unknowingly created a powerful genre that would not only impact family photography, but also all fine contemporary wedding, portrait, fashion and advertising imagery as we know it today."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhner, Betty
Dewey number
779.2092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR140.K7895
LC item number
A25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kuhner, Kate
  • Stolman, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kuhner, Betty
  • Portrait photographers
  • Portrait photography
  • Portrait photographers
  • Portrait photography
  • United States
Label
Betty Kuhner : the American family portrait, Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048945225
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781423651789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Label
Betty Kuhner : the American family portrait, Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1048945225
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781423651789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

Library Locations

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.8986949 -77.0247823
Processing Feedback ...