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The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present
The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present
by Beaumont Newhall
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Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of... (read more)

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How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers
How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers
by Ian Jeffrey
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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... (read more)

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The Mind's Eyerofile
The Mind's Eyerofile
by Henri Cartier-bresson
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The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have... (read more)

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Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
Basic Critical Theory for Photographers
by Ashley La Grange
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If you want to understand the key debates in photography and learn how to apply the fascinating issues raised by critical theory to your own practical work, this is the book for you! This accessible book cuts through often difficult and intimidating... (read more)

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Pivot of the World : Photography and Its Nation (06 Edition)
Pivot of the World : Photography and Its Nation (06 Edition)
by Blake Stimson
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andlt;Pandgt;The old dream of social belonging and political sovereignty--the dream of nation--was fraught with anxiety and contradiction for many artists and intellectuals in the 1950s. On the one hand, memories of the Second World War remained vivid... (read more)

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Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism
Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism
by Howard Chapnick
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The man called "Mr. Photojournalism" by the Washington Post here offers the most comprehensive book available on documentary photography, covering the history and ethics of the craft as well as practical issues for anyone with a serious... (read more)

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Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography
by Errol Morris
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Academy Awardand#150;winning director Errol Morris turns his eye to the nature of truth in photography In his inimitable style, Errol Morris untangles the mysteries behind an eclectic range of documentary photographs. With his keen sense of irony... (read more)

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Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
by Terry Barrett
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This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing... (read more)

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The Photography Reader
The Photography Reader
by Liz Wells
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"The Photography Reader" is a comprehensive collection of twentieth-century writings on photography- its production, its uses and effects. Encompassing essays by photographers including Edward Weston and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and key thinkers from Walter... (read more)

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Looking at Photographs
Looking at Photographs
by John Szarkowski
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Originally published in 1973, this marvelous collection of photographs with accompanying texts by the revered late Museum of Modern Art photography curator John Szarkowski has long been recognized as a classic. Reissued in 1999-with new digital duotones... (read more)

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Cinematic (07 Edition)
Cinematic (07 Edition)
by David Campany
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The cinematic has been a springboard for the work of many influential artists, including Victor Burgin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Stan Douglas, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Wall, among others. Much recent cinema, meanwhile, is rich... (read more)

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Contest of Meaning : Critical Histories of Photograph (89 Edition)
Contest of Meaning : Critical Histories of Photograph (89 Edition)
by Richard Bolton
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Photography's great success gives the impression that the major questions that have haunted the medium are now resolved. On the contrary - the most important questions about photography are just beginning to be asked. These fourteen essays, with over 200... (read more)

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A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography
A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography
by John Raeburn
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Acomprehensive look back at the medium's most dynamic... (read more)

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Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology
Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology
by Andrew E. (edt) Hershberger
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"A canonical volume long overdue, smartly constructed, comprehensive and up-to-date, Hershberger's introductory commentaries are thoughtful, and insightful.  Readers uninitiated and scholarly alike will find much to appreciate.  Highly... (read more)

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The History of Photography: The Age of Collodion
The History of Photography: The Age of Collodion
by Helmut Gernsheim
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When The History of Photography by Hemut and Alison Gernsheim was first published in 1955, it immediately established itself as the standard work on the subject, described by the Financial Times as 'the most important singe historical work in the field.'... (read more)

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Photography and the USA (Reaktion Books - Exposures)
Photography and the USA (Reaktion Books - Exposures)
by Mick Gidley
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From Ansel Adams to Carleton Watkins, Diane Arbus to Weegee, Richard Avedon to James VanDerZee, American photographers have recorded their vast, multicultural nation in images that, for more than a hundred years, have come to define the USA. In... (read more)

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Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography
Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography
by Tod Papageorge
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Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography is the long-awaited collection of essays, reviews and lectures by Tod Papageorge, one of the most influential voices in photography today. As a photographer and the Walker Evans Professor of Photography at the... (read more)

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Photography, Cinema, Memory: The Crystal Image of Time
Photography, Cinema, Memory: The Crystal Image of Time
by Damian Sutton
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Cinema and photography are both intimately associated with time—cinema with time in passing, the photograph with the lost moment. In Photography, Cinema, Memory, Damian Peter Sutton explores time in both media to present a radical new understanding... (read more)

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On Photography
On Photography
by Susan Sontag
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of... (read more)

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Focal Encyclopedia of Photography
Focal Encyclopedia of Photography
by Leslie D Stroebel
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This is an intelligent, definitive work on photography and a "must have" for photographers worldwide. For over 35 years The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography has been a constant source of reference and an indispensible tool for both professionals and... (read more)

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