Photography Transformed The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Collection
Photography Transformed
The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Collection
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2002
  • Price: $75.00
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11
  • ISBN: 0-8109-1005-5
  • EAN: 9780810910058
  • Page Count: 264
  • Format: Hardcover

Over the past 30 years, photography has revolutionized the traditional fine arts, and no collection better documents this dramatic transformation than that of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust. Featuring conceptual photographic works by almost 200 artists, ranging from Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg to Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andreas Gursky, and Matthew Barney, the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind, public or private, in the world. Through more than 500 full-color reproductions and a groundbreaking analysis by critic Klaus Kertess, Photography Transformed surveys this outstanding assemblage. Exploring subjects such as the influence of 1960s conceptual art on contemporary photography and the impact of video and film on still imagery, it places the works in historical context. Much more than a mere overview, this ambitious, insightful volume seeks to illustrate how and why the medium of photography has claimed modern art's center stage.

About the author

Klaus Kertess is an independent curator; an art critic whose work has been published in Art Forum, Art in America, Parkett, and Elle Decor; and the author of several books, including Abrams' Joan Mitchell and Brice Marden. He lives in New York City.