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[Strand, Paul ] Strand: Under the Dark Cloth

A documentary portrait of the photographer Paul Strand who defined the style that came to be called modern. Strand established himself in New York in the 1920's as a master of light and structure, inspired by the forms and movement of European modernist painters. Contains generous amounts of Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with friends and collaborators. DVD includes Strand's groundbreaking silent avant garde film Manhatta, about New York seen in terms of its geometric architecture and the movement patterns of ships and people. Based on a poem by Walt Whitman. 1989. 81 min. ; also