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Photography: The Definitive Visual History
From the first black and white photograph to modern digital imagery, photography has been one of the most fascinating developments in the past 200 years.
This is the perfect photographic coffee table book for budding photographers, seasoned professionals and anyone fascinated by the history of photography. It includes:
• Biographies of 50 famous photographers like Ansel Adams and Dorethea Lang.
• The history of photography, starting from its origin in the 1800s.
• Beautiful illustrations, plus many of the most iconic photos in history.
• Special features that center on a single arresting photograph, including Pulitzer Prize winners.
The development of photography is possibly one of the most extraordinary feats of modern technology. Photography: The Definitive Visual Guide captures the most awe-inspiring photos, people that have pushed the boundaries of this medium, and the cameras they experimented with — from the daguerreotype to digital cameras.
Packed with inspiration, this photography book also takes a step away from the pure art form and highlights how this medium has influenced social and cultural change. Author Tom Ang further includes segments on special types of photography — like street photography — and special features delving into the stories behind photographic images that changed how people saw the world!
From the Publisher
A comprehensive reference to the photos, photographers, and technologies that have shaped the art.
Photography gives a detailed account of the world of photography, from the art to the artists, and showcases the inspirational images that demonstrate photography’s power and versatility. It weaves profiles of key photographers from around the world with explanations of how they experimented with the medium. Charting the impact of social and cultural influences alongside the effect of technological developments, Photography also analyzes iconic images, revealing the context and stories behind them and picking out the defining details.
In Focus: Clearing Winter Storm
Ansel Adams, c. 1937. Examine this beautiful work by using the navigator section to focus on key areas of the photograph.
In 1944, while the world was falling apart, a father was indulging his daughter”s demand to see pictures he had taken of her. Asked why she could not see them immediately, Edwin Land asked himself: “Indeed, why not?”
In Profile: Man Ray
American, 1890-1976. “Just as I work with paints, brushes, and canvas, I work with the light, pieces of glass, and chemistry.” – Man Ray, 1967
Rise of fashion magazines
The symbiosis between fashion magazines and advertising is most obvious in fashion. The lifeblood flowing between them is photography, the more creative and inventive the better, as fashion thrives on style and an element of surprise.
Publisher:DK; Illustrated edition (September 29, 2014)
Item Weight:5.28 pounds
Dimensions:9.69 x 1.43 x 11.38 inches
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