An Enduring Vision.
Photographs from the Lane Collection.
Text by Lyle Rexer and Karen Haas.
MFA Publications, 2011. 208 pp., 10 color and 100 duotone illustrations, 9½x10½".
Among private collections of fine
photography, the Lane Collection
stands out as one of the most
remarkable. Begun in the 1960s
and still ongoing, the collection
shines not only for its wealth of
top-quality prints by the great
modernist triumvirate of Ansel
Adams, Charles Sheeler and Edward
Weston (including the most important
single holding of Adams’
work), but also for its breadth. This
volume presents 120 photographic
masterpieces from the Lane
Collection, ranging from William
Henry Fox Talbot to the Starn
twins, and including along the way
work by Arbus, Brancusi, Bravo,
Cunningham, Frank, Fuss, Goldin,
Kertesz, Lange, Michals, Modotti,
Morell, Penn, Steichen, Strand,
Sudek and nearly 50 others. The
keynote essay by Lyle Rexer trains
an acute eye on images from the
collection, defining the vision
behind this magnificent grouping.
But it is the images themselves
that place this among the most
significant photography books of
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