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The Americans
The Americans
by Robert Frank
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Armed with a camera and a fresh cache of film and bankrolled by a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Robert Frank crisscrossed the United States during 1955 and 1956. The photographs he brought back form a portrait of the country at the time and hint at its... (read more)

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Photographs, Museums, Collections: Between Art and Information
Photographs, Museums, Collections: Between Art and Information
by Elizabeth (edt) Edwards
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The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual records on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has... (read more)

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Hungry Planet : What the World Eats (07 Edition)
Hungry Planet : What the World Eats (07 Edition)
by Peter Menzel
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The age-old practice of sitting down to a family meal is undergoing unprecedented change as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide. HUNGRY PLANET profiles 30 families from... (read more)

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Photographs, Museums, Collections: Between Art and Information
Photographs, Museums, Collections: Between Art and Information
by Elizabeth (edt) Edwards
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The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual records on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has... (read more)

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Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop
by Mia Fineman
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Photographic manipulation is a familiar phenomenon in the digital era. What will come as a revelation to readers of this captivating, wide-ranging book is that nearly every type of manipulation we associate with Adobeandrsquo;s now-ubiquitous Photoshop... (read more)

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Body At Risk Photography of Disorder ILL
Body At Risk Photography of Disorder ILL
by Carol Squiers
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Carol Squiers is Curator at the International Center of... (read more)

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A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present
A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present
by Therese Mulligan
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A unique survey of photography from its origins until now   From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman`s career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932... (read more)

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Group F.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography
Group F.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography
by Mary Street Alinder
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Group f.64 is perhaps the most famous movement in the history of photography, counting among its members Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston. Revolutionary in their day, Group f.64 was one of the first... (read more)

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Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930
Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930
by Luc Sante
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The postcard craze that swept the United States in the early 20th century coincided with the spread of pocket cameras and led to the phenomenon of real-photo postcards, so called because they were mostly made by small-town amateur and professional... (read more)

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San Francisco's Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years
San Francisco's Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years
by James R Smith
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Comprehensively documented and illustrated, this is the definitive and authoritative look at one of America's landmark amusement parks, Playland at the Beach, a glamorous park that is still revered by San Franciscans more than 40 years after it closed. A... (read more)

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Women's Camera Work - PB (New Americanists)
Women's Camera Work - PB (New Americanists)
by Judith Frye Davidov
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How photographs create history and how some of the most important women photographers created their photographs.... (read more)

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Photographers A-Z
Photographers A-Z
by Hans Michael Koetzle
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Masters and monographs: An encyclopedia of 20th century photographers and their finest publications   A comprehensive overview of the most influential photographers of the last century and their finest monographs: Arranged alphabetically, this... (read more)

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Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment
by Dorothea Lange
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In these days of fear of the terrorist 'other', reading this measured, intelligent introduction to a time that is all-too possible to imagine recurring, and looking at Lange's photos... may be one of the most useful things one can do this Christmas.[The]... (read more)

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Shoot: Photography of the Moment
Shoot: Photography of the Moment
by Ken Miller
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Shoot gathers over 20 photographers whose work focuses on capturing a moment rather than elaborate lighting setups or controlled, manufactured scenarios. Employing the most basic photographic tools—a single-lens reflex camera and natural light... (read more)

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Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980
Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980
by James Crump
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It is hard to imagine today that the artistic value of color photography was once questioned and controversial, even as recently as the 1980s. William Eggleston's watershed exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976, generated plenty of... (read more)

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Beneath the Roses
Beneath the Roses
by Gregory Crewdson
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Gregory Crewdson is an internationally exhibited artist whose photographs are also the subject of Abramsand#8217; Twilight. He teaches at the Yale University School of Art and lives in New York city. Russell Banks is an award-winning writer whose works... (read more)

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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
Hungry Planet: What the World Eats
by Peter Menzel
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On the banks of Mali's Niger River, Soumana Natomo and his family gather for a communal dinner of millet porridge with tamarind juice. In the USA, the Ronayne-Caven family enjoys corndogs-on-a-stick with a tossed green salad. This age-old practice of... (read more)

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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
by Chris Hadfield
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Divided by continent, You Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero... (read more)

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Pastoral
Pastoral
by Alexander Gronsky
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World Press Photos third place for Daily Life stories in 2012. In this photographic account, Alexander Gronsky portrays the outskirts of Moscow: the places where humanity takes refuge to find solace far from the cities, colliding with urban expansion... (read more)

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Paris: Portrait of a City
Paris: Portrait of a City
by Jean-claude (edt) Gautrand
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L’air de Paris: The vivid history of the capital of love and photography   A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography. It was on the banks of the Seine that Niépce... (read more)

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