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Books and Catalogues on John Gutmann

Dupuy, Alain. John Gutmann:1934-1939, with text extracted from Max Kozloff's essay, The Restless Decade: John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties. Valencia, Spain: II Jornades Fotografiques a Valencia, 1985. (Exhibition catalogue)

_____.  99 Fotografias: John Gutmann, America 1934-1954, Essay by Marvin Heiferman. Barcelona: Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, 1989. (Exhibition catalogue)

_____. John Gutmann, 99 Fotografies, America, 1934-1954.  Essay by Marvin Heiferman. Sevilla: Fundacion Luis Cernuda,  Diputacion de Sevilla,1990 (Exhibition catalogue)

Humphrey, John. as i saw it: Photographs by John Gutmann. Introduction by John Humphrey. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976. (Exhibition catalogue)

Kozloff, Max. The Restless Decade: John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties. Edited by Lew Thomas. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1984.

Phillips, Sandra S. The  Photography of John Gutmann: Culture Shock.  Edited by Bernard Barryte and Julian Honer. London: Merrell Publishers Limited in association with the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California, 2000. (Exhibition catalogue)

_____. John Gutmann: Beyond the Document . San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1989. (Exhibition catalogue)

Sutnik, Maia-Mari. Gutmann. with a contributing essay by Michael Mitchell. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1985. (Exhibition catalogue)

Walters, Sylvia Solochek and Mark Johnson. John Gutmann: Parallels in Focus. featuring the original "Talking Pictures". Essay by Sally Stein. San Francisco State University Art Department Gallery, 1997 (Exhibition catalogue)

References to John Gutmann

Adler, Ronald B., Ed. Looking Out / Looking In: Seventh Edition, pp. 394. Fort Worth: Hardcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1983.

Appel, Alfred Jr. Signs of Life, pp. 32, 33. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1983.

____. The Art of Celebration. Twentieth-Century Painting, Literature, Sculpture, Photogaphy, and Jazz, pp. 23, 31, 33. Alfred A. Knopf,  Inc., New York, 1992.

Berlinische Galerie. Sprung in die Zeit, pp.171, 215. Berlin: Ars Nicolai, 1992

Biletter, Erica. L'autoportrait , p. 168. Lausanne: Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1985.

Borhan, Pierre and Monica Fresco. En Bateau, pp. 37,138, 178. Besancon, France: Editions la Manufacture, 1991.

Borhan, Pierre. En Avion, pp. 18, 92, 100, 126, 171. Besancon, France: Editions la Manufacture, 1992.

Clisby, Roger, and Harvey Himelfarb. Forty American Photographers, pp. 22, 48. Sacramento: E.B. Crocker Art Gallery Press, 1978.

Coke, Van Deren.Avant Garde Photrography in Germany 1919-1939, pp. 23, 48, plate 32.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

Corkin, Jane and Gary Michael Dault. Children in Photography 150 Years, pp. 103, 137. Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, Ltd., 1990.

Dugan, Ellen, ed. This Sporting Life, 1878-1991. p. 89. Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1992

_____. Picturing the South, 1860 to the Present.  p.101. Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1996

Enyeart, James. Decade by Decade, Twentieth-Century American Photography From the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography,  plate 29. Boston: Bulfinch Press • Little, Brown and Company, 1989.

Ehrlich, Susan, editor. Pacific Dreams, Currents of Surrealism and Fantasy in California Art, 1934-1957. Eessays by Suan Erhlich, Terence Pitts and Lucy Fischer. Los Angeles:  Unviersity of California at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, 1995

Ewing, William A. The Fugitive Gesture, Masterpieces of Dance Photography, plates 111, 113. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1987.

Fels, Thomas Weston, Therese Heyman, David Travis.Watkins to Weston:101 Years of California Photogrpahy, 1849-1950, pp. 121,122, 143, 144, 145. Niwot, Colorado: Roberts Rinehart Publishers & Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1992

Fondiller, Harvey V., ed. The Best of Popular Photogrpahy,  illust. "Before Pearl Harbor", unpaginated. New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., 1979.

Fraenkel, Jeffrey. The Kiss of Apollo, Photography & Sculpture, 1845 to the Present,  plate 28. Essay by Eugenia Parry Janis. San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery • Bedford Arts, Publishers, 1991.

Freeman, Tina. Diverse Images  (from the New Orleans Museum of Art), p. 63. New York: Amphoto, 1979.

Galassi, Peter. American Photography 1890-1965 from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, p.p. 23, 51, 160. Essay by Luc Sante. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Greenough, Sarah, Joel Snyder, David Travis and Colin Westerbeck. On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, plate 290. Boston: Bullfinch Press • Little, Brown and Company, 1989.

Hambourg, Maria Morris and Christopher Phillips. The New Vision: Photography Between the World Wars: Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metroploitan Museum of Art, plates 17, 57, 77.  New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989

Heyman, Therese Thau. Dorothea Lange: American Photographs. Therese Thau Heyman, Sandra S. Phillips, John Szarkowski, figure 12, 13, page 18. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Chronicle Books, 1994

Hinkle, Warren. The Big Strike, pp. 68-69, 105. Virgina City, Nevada: Silver Dollar Books, 1985.

Irmas, Deborah. the camera i. Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection. Deborah Irmas and Robert A. Sobieszek, page 26, plate 56.  New York: Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art and  Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1984

Katzman, Louise. Photography in California 1945-1980, pp.14, 18, 28, 29, 47, 184, 191. New York: Hudson Hill Press/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1984.

Keaton, Diane. "The Mask." Mirabella, April 1993. p. 54.

Kismaric, Susan. American Children, p. 60. New York: Museum of Modern Art Press,1980.

Krauss, Rosalind. "When Words Fail." October 22,  Fall 1982, pp.100-101.

Lagoria, Georgianna M. The Artist and the Machine, 1910-1940,  unpaginated. Santa Clara: de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 1986.

McLeish, Archibald. Land of the Free, plate 78, New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1938.

Maloney, T. J., ed., U.S. Camera  Annual 1941. Vol.2, p.117. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce.

____.U.S. Camera  Annual 1942.  Vol.1, p.174. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce.

____.U.S. Camera  Annual 1943.  Vol.1, p.116. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce.    

____.U.S. Camera  Annual 1944.  Vol.1, p.71,73. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce.

    ____.U.S. Camera  Annual 1947.  Vol.1, p.223. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce.

Naggar, Carole, and Fred Ritchin, ed. Mexico Through Foreign Eyes,  pp. 270, 296. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

Nash, Graham, Susan Nash, and Graham Howe, ed. The Graham Nash Collection,  pp. 29, 58. Los Angeles: Nash Press, 1978.

Nash, Steven A. Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, p. 171. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press, 1995.

Naylor, Colin. Contemporary Masterworks. pp. 580, 581. Chicago & London: St. James Press, 1991

Paulson, Kristen. The Consolidated Freightways Inc. Collection, p. 65 , Palo Alto: Consolidated Freightways Inc, 1985.

Phillips, Sandra S. , Therese Thau Heyman  and John Szarkowski. Dorothea Lange: American Photographs. pp.19,21.  San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art., Chronicle Books, 1994

_____, Mark Haworth-Booth, and  Carol Squires. Police Pictures: the Photograph. The Photograph as Evidence. p.113. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art., Chronicle Books, 1997

Pitts, Terence. Reframing America. Essays by Andrei Codrescu and Terence Pitts. Tucson, Center for Creative Photography, 1995

Rathbone, Belinda. American Dreams, pp. 101,115. Madrid, Ministrio de Cultura, 1987.

Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography, pp. 517, 522. New York: Abbeville Press • Cross River Press, Ltd., 1989

Sandweiss, Martha A. Masterworks of American Photography. p.144, plate 88. Burmingham: Oxmoor House Inc., 1982.

Schwartzman, Allan. Street Art, p.110, New York: Dial Press, 1985.

Silk, Gerald. Automobile and Culture, pp.110-111, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1984.

Silverman, Ruth. San Francisco Observed, pp. 50-53, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986.

____. Athletes, Photographs 1860- 1986, pp. 40, 59, 61, 65. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1987

Sprawson, Charles. Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero.,  plate 10. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992.

Thomas, Lew. Photography and Language, p. 0-3. San Francisco: NFS Press, 1976.

____. Structural(ism) and Photography, p.7-8. San Francisco: NFS Press, 1978.

____. and Peter D'Agostino, eds. Still Photography: The Problematic Model, p. 42-45. San Francisco: NFS Press, 1981.Thomson, David. Warren Beatty and Desert Eyes, pp. 80, 379. New York: Bantam Doubleday, 1988

Turner, Peter. American Images, Photography 1945-1980, pp. 48-49. London:Penquin Books,1985. 

Articles and Reviews on John Gutmann

Albright, Thomas. "A Fresh Look through the Camera Lens." San Francisco Chronicle, 12 April 1980.

____. "Gutmann's 'Women'-Wonder and Irony." San Francisco Chronicle, 1 November 1983.

____. "Photographs That Suggest: 'As John Gutmann Saw It'." San Francisco Chronicle, 19 August 1976.

Amery, Colin. "American Images/Barbican Art Gallery." Financial Times, 16 May 1985.

Atkins, Robert." John Gutmann: San Francisco 1934-1939." San Francisco Guardian, 24 April 1980.

Bonetti, David. "John Gutmann Pictures his Life." San Francisco Examiner, 12 November 1989

____. "Remarkable Photographs are 'Beyond the Document'."San Francisco Examiner, 17 November 1989

Burnside, Madeline. "John Gutmnann/Castelli Graphics." Arts Magazine,  vol. 54, no. 6, February 1980, p. 43.

Carroll, Jerry. "John Gutmann Revisited." San Francisco Chronicle,  26 February 1985, pp.16,19.

Chahroudi, Martha. "Talking Pictures." Afterimage, vol. 4, no. 10 (April 1977), pp. 16-17.

Chlumsky, Milan. "'Ein Amerikaner aus Breslau', Mois de la Photo: John Gutmann in Paris". Photo Technik International, Marz/April, 2/95, pp. 10, 11.

Coleman, A.D. "Letter From: Philadelphia/New York, No. 14". Photo Metro, June/July 1990, p.22, 23.

____."Shows Put Spotlight on Copron, Gutmann." New York Observer,  28 May 1990

Cullinan, Helen. "Putting Depression in Focus." The Cleveland Plain Dealer,  6 October, 1990

Curtis, Cathy. "Banking on the Eclectic." San Francisco Chronicle,  7 October 1984.

Damsker, Matt. "Chronicler of 'The Restless Decade'." Los Angeles Times, January 1985.

Davis, Douglas. "California by Strobe Light." Newsweek,  5 March 1984, p.80.

Duffy, Robert W. "Gutmann's Vision of a Vital America."St. Louis Post Dispatch,  10 June 1984.

Fisher, Carol. "The Restless Decade: John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties." San Francisco Camerawork, vol.2, no.3 (Fall 1984), p.21.

Fischer, Hal. "Photographers Using Language." Artweek, 6 November 1976, p. 1.

____.  "What's What: 'An Outsider's View of the 30's'." Modern Photography, February 1977, p. 62.

Frankenstein, Alfred. "The Circus is Liked by Artists, Too." San Francisco Chronicle, 1942.

____. "Face of the Orient." San Francisco Chronicle, 1947.

____. "99 Pictures of a Wondrous World ." San Francisco Chronicle, 14 May 1941.

Fried, Alexander. "Fine Focus of Feeling." San Francisco Examiner, 12 August 1976.

Goin, Peter. "Looking at the Thirties." Artweek,  16 June 1984, pp. 11,12.

Gordon, Judith. "With a  Photographer's Eye." Star News,  16 December 1984, pp.C-7.

Green, Roger. "Strange and Exotic Scenes: 'John Gutmann Photographs'." The Time-Picayune, 

16 August 1981.

Grundberg, Andy.  "A Moment for Dusting Off Faded Reputations." The New York Times, 20 May 1990

____. "Photography: Off Beaten Path." The New York Times,  10 May 1985.

Handy, Ellen. "John Gutmann/Robert Freidus." Arts Magazine,  June 1983, p. 43.

Hedgreth, Ted. "San Francisco And Los Angeles." Scene,  November 1981, p. 54.

Hershman, Lynn. "The Double: Two Visions in a Creative Landscape." Journal ofContemporary Studies,  vol. VIII, no.3 (Summer/Fall 1985),pp.107-113.

Herwaldt, David. "In Brief: The Restless Decade, John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties." Views,  Winter 1985.

Hugunin, James R. "Metropolis." Afterimage,  December 1984, p. 19.

Jeffrey, Ian. "Current Comment." Creative Camera,  October 1984, p. 1543.

Johnson, Michael. "Gutmann Wins Faculty Art Purchase Award." Inside  (San Francisco State University), vol.II, no.5 (April/May 1986), p.5.

Kaufman,  James. "'30's Photographer Sought the'Marvelous Extravagance of Life'."Christian Science Monitor,  22 June 1984, p.18.

Kozloff, Max. "The Extravagance of Life." Continental,  vol. 2, no. 5 (May 1985),  pp.55-59.

____. "The Extravagant Depression: John Gutmann's Photographs of the Thirties." ArtForum,  November 1982, pp. 34-41.

Kritzwiser, Kay. "History as Seen Through the Gutmann Lens." The Globe and Mail, 31 August 1985.

Linker, Kate. "John Gutmann 'Women '." Art Forum, March 1982, p.67.

Lufkin, Liz.  "An Old Expert Takes Aim at the '80s." San Francisco Chronicle Review, 1 May 1988

_____. "Contrasting Visions in Black and White, On the Streets with Gutmann and Erwitt." San Francisco Chronicle, 26 November 1989

MacDonald, Robert. "Manifestation of Grafitti." Artweek,  3 June 1978, p. 20.

McAllister, H.E. "Museum has Remarkable Show of Gutman (sic) Prints". Unidentified San Barbara Newspaper. 1942

Marable, Darwin.  "The Marvelous Extravagance of Life." The World & I,  March 1990, pp. 195-199.

Mitchell, Margaretta K. "Profile: "John Gutmann, American Icons'." 35mm Photography,  Winter 1977,

pp. 30-39, 105-106.

Morch, Al. "Close-Up of a Fine Lensman." San Francisco Examiner,  28 October 1985, p.E-5.

Morris, Gay. "John Gutmann's look at life in the 1930s." The Oakland Tribune, 26 November 1989

Murray, Joan. "A Photographic Maverick." Artweek, 9 November 1985, p.11.

____. "As John Gutmann Saw It." Artweek,  4 Jume 1976, p. 5.

____. "Gutmann Retold." Artweek, 21 December 1989, Volume 20, Number 43, p.1, 16.

____. "The Art of Recording History." Artweek,  26 April 1980, p.11.

Nabers, William. "The Rediscovery of a Neglected Photographer Reshapes Our Picture of the Thirties." MD Magazine,  September 1985, pp.114-120.

Nandell, Bob. "Gutmann Photos: A Different '30's." Des Moines Sunday Register,  17 June 1984, p.5C.

Novak, Ralph. "Picks and Pans' The Restless Decade'."  People Weekly,  4 June 1984, p. 23.

Paltridge, Blair. "Photos by a Documentary Master." San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 1976.

Plotnikoff, David. "Gutmann's 'Talking Pictures' speak volumes." San Jose Mercury News, 1 April 1988

Raedeke, Paul. "Interview with John Gutmann." PhotoMetro, September 1985, pp.3-17.

Reynolds, Lisa. "Photos Show Depression's Positive Side." Daily Aztec, 12 December 1984.

Ross, David. "Fresh Eyes in a New Land." California Living  (Magazine of the San Francisco Examiner/ Chronicle), 6 April 1980.

Sawtell, Jeff. "Picturing the American Dream." Morning Star,  22 May 1985, p.4.

Scully, Julia. "Seeing Pictures." Modern Photography,  August 1978, p. 11.

Shiflett, David. "Photos Worth a Million Words." The Washington Times,  1984.

Simmons, Charles. "Hello Columbus." New York Times Book Review, 1 April 1984.

Squiers, Carol. "John  Gutmann: A Transported Vision." ArtForum, January 1980, pp. 31-35.

Staniszewski, Mary Anne. "Gallery Guide: Noteworthy Shows for Collectors of Contemporary Art."

Manhattan Inc.,  April 1985, p.116.

Stevens, Nancy. "Question and Answer: John Gutmann." American Photographer, May 1981, pp. 48-55.

Sutnik, Maia-Mari. "Funny Face Becomes Miss Pickle Puss." PhotoCommunique , Winter 1985/86, pp.19-20.

____. "John Gutmann's Enigmatic Reality." AGO News, October 1985.

Tarshis, Jerome. "John Gutmann at Fraenkel and Bank of America." Art in America, April 1984, pp. 194, 199.

Thompson, Marty. ""Stirring Portrait of Restless Decade: John Gutmann Captured the Contrasts of Depression." San Antonio Light,  21 October 1984.

Thorton, Gene."Three Ways of Seeing America." New York Times,  4 November 1979, pp. 33,34.

Trachtenberg, Allen. "The Restless Decade: John Gutmann."  Exposure, Fall 1985, vol. 23.3, pp.36-39.

Wallach, Amei. "In Love With Bad Taste." Newsday,  29 April 1990

Weber, Jeffrey. "History through the Camera's Eye." Phoenix (S.F. State University), 5 May 1977.

Welish, Marjorie. "Who's Afraid of Verbs, Nouns, and Adjectives?" Arts Magazine,  April 1990, pp. 79-84

Wilson, William. "John Gutmnn Retrospective Is Eerily Prophetic." Los Angles Times, 6 December 1990

Workman, John. "Berenice Abbott/ John Gutmann." Gourmet Guide,  January 1985, pp. 18,19.

Articles and Reviews by Unattributed Authors

Antiques & The Arts Weekly.  "Photographs by John Gutmann at Museum of Modern Art." 27 April 1990

Archetype Magazine. "A Portfolio of 5 Photographs." Vol. 3 (1983).

Aperture. "Street Level." pp.24-27, Winter 1985, #101.

Bay Area Lifestyle. "Exhibition of Gutmann Photography." September 1976.

California Living, Magazine of the San Francisco Examiner/Chronicle. "Fresh Eyes in a New Land." 6 April 1980.

Golden Gator, SFU Campus Newspaper. "Gutmann Work Displayed at Local Museum." December 6, 1946.

____. "New Photography Courses Offered. Art Department Expands with Modern Studios." September 15, 1953

____. Sue Caster. Photography... it's an art!" April 1, 1953

____. "San Francisco cultural crisis? Workshop loss 'not tragic'." March 2, 1965

Interview. "Photography at the New York, Paris and Barcelona Galleries." November 1981.

Los Angeles Herald Examiner. "Chilling Images from Pre-War Germany." 5 September 1981.

MOPA: 4 (Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego). "The Restless Decade." 1984.

Oakland Tribune. Exhibition review, "Face of the Orient." De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1947.

The Oregonian. "Judges in Photo Contest Give Views on Qualities." December 19, 1953.

Print Collector's Newsletter. "John Gutmann: Ten Photographs." March/April 1983.

Photo Japon. p.21, Juillet 1985/86, No. 021.

San Francisco Chronicle. "The Old and the New." 14 May 1941.

____.  "A Professor Speaks." 7 September 1947.

San Francisco Examiner. Exhibition review, "Colorful America." De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1938.

____. Exhibition review, "Gutmann Exhibits Far East Photos." De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1947.

Santa Barabra.  "Museum has Remarkable show of Gutmann Prints." 1947

Saturday Evening Post. "Inside Information: 'A Camera is an Unwinking Proctor'." 30 August 1947.

Shift Magazine #4. November 1988. page 6.

This World.  Chronicle Publications Co., San Francisco, 29 August 1976.

Transaction: Social Science and Modern Society  (Gutmann). July/August 1978.

Zyzzyva.  (1 illust.) Spring 1985,vol.I, no.1, p.65.

____.  (1 illust.) Spring 1986,vol.II, no.1, p.18.

____.  (20 illust. including cover) Winter 1987-88, vol.III, no.4.

____. (Cover Illust.) Fall 1993, vol. IX, no. 3.


Berliner Boersen-Courier. (Exhibition review, Gurlitt Galerie, Berlin). 15 April 1931.

____. (Exhibition review, Akademie of Arts, Berlin). 11 October 1931.

  Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger. (Exhibition review, Akademie of Arts, Berlin). 10 October 1931.

Forwaerts. (Exhibition review, Gurlitt Galerie, Berlin). October 1931.

Neue Revue. (Exhibition review, Gurlitt Galerie, Berlin). 10 October 1931.

Tempo. (Exhibition review, Akademie of Arts, Berlin). 12 October 1931.

San Francisco Chronicle (Call Bulletin). (Exhibition review, Paul Elder Gallery, San Francisco)1935

Unnamed magazine. Jehanne Bietry Salinger. "John Gutmann's Drawing Exhibit Wins Praise of Art Critics. 1935

Carlyle Burrows, New Herald Tribune.. (Exhibition review, Delphic Studios, New York). February 21, 1937.

Golden Gator, SFU Campus Newspaper. "Gutmann Exhibit Held at State." December 4, 1939

San Francisco Examiner. (Exhibition review, "Stardust and Spangles", San Francisco Museum) April 19, 1942

Alexander Fried,San Francisco Examiner. (Exhibition review, San Francisco Museum of Art) June 7, 1942

Dorothy Puccinelli,California Arts and Architecture.. (Exhibition review, San Francisco Museum of Art) July 1942

David Bonetti,San Francisco Examiner.. (Exhibition review, Gutmann's Prelude to a Camera. M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) Friday, February 17, 1995

 Art West . (Exhibition review, Prelude to  Photography: Paintings and Drawings by John Gutmann, 1925-1938.  M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) March1995

Carol Benet, Oakland Post . (Exhibition review, "Prelude to  Photography" of  Gutmann at De Young Museum.   M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) February 19, 1995

Carol Fowler,Contra Costa Times.(Exhibition review, Exhibit recalls Gutmann's first medium.
M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) February 13, 1995

Neue Presse - Nordkalifornien. (Exhibition review, Mit der Malerei fing es an. M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) February 22, 1995

Iris Lorenz-Fife.Views from the Coast. (Exhibition review, Prelude to  Photography: Paintings and Drawings by John Gutmann, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum) February 28