Synopses & Reviews
Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism (1977), this is "a brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking of the world and ourselves over the lost 140 years."-Washington Post BOOK WORLD
Table of Contents
In Plato's cave -- America, seen through photographs, darkly -- Melancholy objects -- The heroism of vision -- Photographic evangels -- The image world -- A brief anthology of quotations.