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How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers

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Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form.  Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information.

 

How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers is the third book in Abrams successful series that includes How to Read a Painting and How to Read a Modern Painting.

Synopsis:

How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major events, and artists have responded to important moments with works that forever shape historical memory.

 

The book deals with specific episodes, from the proclamation of the Code of Hammurabi to more recent events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It also deals with broader themes, such as the founding of states (Persia, Rome, the Chinese Empire, the United States) and war (Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, Picassos Guernica). Here too are the great voyages of exploration, the industrial revolution, and much more. World history is vividly elucidated in these works of art.

About the Author

Burkhard Schwetje has written about diverse facets of 19th- and 20th-century history.

 

Flavio Febbraro has edited and contributed to many publications and websites dealing with art history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810972971
Subtitle:
Lessons from Master Photographers
Author:
Jeffrey, Ian
Foreword by:
Kozloff, Max
Foreword:
Kozloff, Max
Author:
Schwetje, Burkhard
Author:
Febbraro, Flavio
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Photographers
Subject:
Photography, Artistic
Subject:
General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20090101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
220 full-color illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.50 x 6.75 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major events, and artists have responded to important moments with works that forever shape historical memory.

 

The book deals with specific episodes, from the proclamation of the Code of Hammurabi to more recent events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It also deals with broader themes, such as the founding of states (Persia, Rome, the Chinese Empire, the United States) and war (Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, Picassos Guernica). Here too are the great voyages of exploration, the industrial revolution, and much more. World history is vividly elucidated in these works of art.

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