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Author Pinson, K. Heather.

Title The jazz image : seeing music through Herman Leonard's photography / K. Heather Pinson
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Contents The formation of the jazz image in visual culture -- The construction of signs in jazz photography -- Ceci n'est pas jazz : the battle for ownership -- A "style portrait" of the avant-garde -- The visual image of jazz -- Appendix A : Herman Leonard timeline 1923 to 2006 -- Appendix B : List of exhibitions for Herman Leonard's photography
Summary Typically, a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal pre-requisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to his instrument. This book reveals how such a steadfast script developed visually and what this convention meant for the music. Herman Leonard's photographic depictions of African American jazz musicians in New York not only created a visual template of a black musician of the 1950s, but also became the standard configuration of the music's neo-classical sound today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-235) and index
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Subject Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010.
Jazz musicians -- Portraits.
Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1941-1950 -- History and criticism
Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1951-1960 -- History and criticism
Portrait photography -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009052114
ISBN 1604734957 (electronic bk.)
9781604734959 (electronic bk.)