This 150-page book fully examines the Pictorial Photographers of America, the most important organization of creative camera workers of their time.  It covers their beginnings in 1916, under the guiding light of Clarence H. White, and their activities until 1950, when the movement of pictorial photography dissolved.  The PPA published handsome annuals, presented frequent photographic “salons,” and held regular instructional meetings at its New York headquarters.

Creative Continuum features nearly 60 full-page illustrations, printed in their full tones, by the accomplished photographers Paul L. Anderson, Edward R. Dickson, Laura Gilpin, Gertrude Käsebier, William E. Macnaughtan (above cover image), Ira W. Martin, D. J. Ruzicka, Margaret Watkins, and many others.  The book also presents 50 detailed biographies of leading PPA members, some of whom are profiled nowhere else.  It is a significant contribution to the history of photography and a visual delight for readers of all interests.

This well-designed, hardcover publication was printed in a limited edition of 150 copies, and is priced at $75, plus $5 shipping.  It is available only from the author, Christian A. Peterson.  Contact him at petersonachristian@gmail.com, or send a check to 4241 Elliot Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407.