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The Resource Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Label
Pilgrimage
Title
Pilgrimage
Statement of responsibility
Annie Leibovitz ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pilgrimage took Annie Leibovitz to places that she could explore with no agenda. She wasn't on assignment. She chose the subjects simply because they meant something to her. The first place was Emily Dickinson's house in Amherst, Massachusetts, which Leibovitz visited with a small digital camera. A few months later, she went with her three young children to Niagara Falls. "That's when I started making lists, " she says. She added the houses of Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin in the English countryside and Sigmund Freud's final home, in London, but most of the places on the lists were American. The work became more ambitious as Leibovitz discovered that she wanted to photograph objects as well as rooms and landscapes. She began to use more sophisticated cameras and a tripod and to travel with an assistant, but the project remained personal. Leibovitz went to Concord to photograph the site of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. Once she got there, she was drawn into the wider world of the Concord writers. Ralph Waldo Emerson's home and Orchard House, where Louisa May Alcott and her family lived and worked, became subjects. The Massachusetts studio of the Beaux Arts sculptor Daniel Chester French, who made the seated statue in the Lincoln Memorial, became the touchstone for trips to Gettysburg and to the archives where the glass negatives of Lincoln's portraits have been saved. Lincoln's portraitists--principally Alexander Gardner and the photographers in Mathew Brady's studio--were also the men whose work at the Gettysburg battlefield established the foundation for war photography. At almost exactly the same time, in a remote, primitive studio on the Isle of Wight, Julia Margaret Cameron was developing her own ultimately influential style of portraiture. Leibovitz made two trips to the Isle of Wight and, in an homage to the other photographer on her list, Ansel Adams, she explored the trails above the Yosemite Valley, where Adams worked for fifty years. The final list of subjects is perhaps a bit eccentric. Georgia O'Keeffe and Eleanor Roosevelt but also Elvis Presley and Annie Oakley, among others. Figurative imagery gives way to the abstractions of Old Faithful and Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty. Pilgrimage was a restorative project for Leibovitz, and the arc of the narrative is her own. 'From the beginning, when I was watching my children stand mesmerized over Niagara Falls, it was an exercise in renewal, ' she says. 'It taught me to see again'."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Citation location within source
May 09, 2011
Citation source
Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leibovitz, Annie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lieibovits, Annie
  • Historic sites
  • Historic sites
  • Celebrities
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes fold-out pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-244)
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
2011016024
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780375505089
Lccn
2011016024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375505089
  • (OCoLC)704383461
Label
Pilgrimage, Annie Leibovitz ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publication
Note
Includes fold-out pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 242-244)
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
2011016024
Dimensions
30 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780375505089
Lccn
2011016024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375505089
  • (OCoLC)704383461

Library Locations

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