WORLD WITHOUT END: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE 20TH CENTURY.
Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2000. First edition. 4to., 181 pp., largely illustrated with b&w and color plates from photographs. Heavy card wrappers with gate-fold illustrated inner flaps. A very good copy. Item #52561
Published as the catalogue for the exhibition held December 2, 2000 - February 25, 2001. Includes a text, timeline, artist's biographies, list of works, a bibliography, etc.
"Every twenty seconds, all over the world, some aspect of life and social ritual is recorded by the camera: empty rooms, the glinting flanks of horses and bathing beauties, society ladies, the dead and dying ... More than forty major artists and photographers and more than 200 works are included in World Without End, the first major international photography exhibition to be organised from Australia. Some of the most rare, beautiful and unusual images will be presented through vintage prints and publications. Amongst those included are Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Pat Brassington, Walker Evans, Carol Jerrems, Man Ray, August Sander, Alfred Stieglitz and Weegee. World Without End examines the extraordinary role of photography in shaping 20th century consciousness. This was a century characterised by prolific creation, circulation and consumption of images. It is now impossible to imagine our reality unmediated by the camera." [Judy Annear].