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Publisher Comments:

Photography is a revolutionary art medium that has changed the way in which the world is presented. It has become an indispensable mode of communication and a vital means of revealing and explaining the world. This comprehensive encyclopedia traces the amazing journey of photography, from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1829 to the digital photograph of today.

In outlining nearly two centuries of this innovative art form, the book touches on some of the medium's key themes, from portraits, nudes, and still lifes, to sports and fashion photography, photojournalism, news coverage, and NASA images. A team of specialists in the field explain photographic techniques and examine the various approaches to photography around the world. Using pictures that have changed our way of looking at the world, such as Eadweard Muybridge's Galloping Horse, and featuring biographies of 200 of the greatest photographers of all time-from Mathew Brady to Cindy Sherman-the encyclopedia delivers the complex history of photography in a format that will appeal to any reader.

Book News Annotation:

In this elegant volume, art historian Govignon presents the history of photography from the daguerreotype in the 1820s, to contemporary digital images. Beginning with a list of key dates in the history of photography, the book is then divided into three sections, roughly along chronological lines. Throughout the book, themes such as portraiture, photojournalism, nudes, landscapes, color, and social consciousness are explored. There are over 200 black & white photographs, and a section of short biographies of photographers.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In outlining nearly two centuries of this innovative art form, this book touches on some of photography's key themes, from portraits and still lifes to sports and photojournalism. Photographic techniques are explained and the various approaches to photography around the world are examined.

Synopsis:

In outlining nearly two centuries of this innovative art form, this book touches on some of photography's key themes, from portraits and still lifes to sports and photojournalism. Photographic techniques are explained and the various approaches to photography around the world are examined.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810956094
Editor:
Caujolle, Christian
Editor:
Bajac, Quentin
Editor:
Govignon, Brigitte
Editor:
Caujolle, Christian
Editor:
Bajac, Quentin
Author:
Caujolle, Christian
Author:
Bajac, Quentin
Editor:
Govignon, Brigitte
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Photography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
vyp. 461
Publication Date:
20041101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
1200x1400
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , In outlining nearly two centuries of this innovative art form, this book touches on some of photography's key themes, from portraits and still lifes to sports and photojournalism. Photographic techniques are explained and the various approaches to photography around the world are examined.
"Synopsis" by , In outlining nearly two centuries of this innovative art form, this book touches on some of photography's key themes, from portraits and still lifes to sports and photojournalism. Photographic techniques are explained and the various approaches to photography around the world are examined.
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