The Rijksmuseum's Philips Wing was scheduled to reopen in November 2014 with Modern Times: The Age of Photography, a major survey of twentieth-century photography culled from the Rijksmuseum's collection (a then-first for the museum). Growing spectacularly since the decision was made in 1994 to collect photography beyond the nineteenth century, the collection now includes some 20,000 twentieth-century works, including masterpieces by photographers such as André Kertész, Brassaï, Robert Capa, László Moholy-Nagy, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee, William Klein, Eva Besnyö, Man Ray and Joel Meyerowitz. A wide-ranging overview published to accompany the exhibition, this catalogue―designed by the renowned Irma Boom―traces key developments in photography over the course of the last century through more than 350 photographs, from Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies made at the very end of the nineteenth century to photographs shot in the first decades of the twenty-first by contemporary Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen.
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