Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly — 1913 (Heft 44)

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THIS exhibit has given me great pleasure. Has form ever been more
greatly loved—the big content of line sensitively, tenderly felt.
Who other has sung over and over the line of lips. Sung hummingly
in varying rhythm till one faints with the sharp beauty of it. The soft,
mighty contours of life-giving humanity, one feels. Reverent seems the
soul toward life. Over and over the eye touches sensitively in short spanned
pulsating rhythm the bending curves of earth and woman and man. Touches
with reverent finger, he, and is gone- to come back once more and touch


THE Plates in this Number of Camera Work are devoted to photo-
graphs by Eduard J. Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Annie W. Brigman;
and to the drawings of A. Walkowitz.
Plate I, “Venice,” is a photogravure made directly from one of Steichen’s
negatives. In the last Number of Camera Work Plate XIII was a reproduc-
tion of the “Gum-Print” Steichen had made from the same negative.
Plate II, “Two Towers—New York,” by Alfred Stieglitz, is a photo-
gravure produced directly from a negative which was made by this photog-
rapher two years ago.
Plate III, “Dryads,” by Annie W. Brigman, is another illustration of this
photographer’s work.
The seven other Plates in this issue of Camera Work are collotype repro-
ductions of drawings by Mr. A. Walkowitz, of New York. Mr. Walkowitz’s
art is fully dealt with elsewhere in this Number. The seven drawings repro-
duced have been chosen with the view of giving the readers of Camera Work
an opportunity to study the evolution of the idea underlying Mr. Walkowitz’s
work. Plate VI and VII show the beginning of this artist’s series of abstrac-
tions. In a future Number it is hoped to include a further series to show the
logical evolution of the underlying idea which was so lucidly and logically
illustrated in the Exhibition of the Walkowitz Drawings held in the Photo-
Secession Gallery during November and December, 1913. Walkowitz’s draw-
ings are extremely sensitive. In the reproductions the spirit of the original
drawings has been fully preserved, thanks to the extraordinary ability of the
F. Bruckmann Verlag, Munich, and the special interest taken in the work
by its Direktor, Fritz Goetz.
The photogravures in this Number were made by the Manhattan Photo-
gravure Company, New York, and as usual under the direction of our editor.

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