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Photograph As Contemporary Art (3RD 15 Edition)
Photograph As Contemporary Art (3RD 15 Edition)
by Charlotte Cotton
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In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Nearly two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This... (read more)

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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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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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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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Burning With Desire : the Conception of Photography (97 Edition)
Burning With Desire : the Conception of Photography (97 Edition)
by Geoffrey Batchen
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In an 1828 letter to his partner, Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre wrote, "I am burning with desire to see your experiments from nature." In this book, Geoffrey Batchen analyzes the desire to photograph as it emerged within the philosophical and... (read more)

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Why Photography Matters
Why Photography Matters
by Jerry L. Thompson
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Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works -- not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. It matters because how we understand what photography is and how it works tell us something about how we understand... (read more)

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Light Matters
Light Matters
by Vicki Goldberg
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Vicki Goldberg, one of the leading voices in the field of photography criticism, is well known for her cogent and perceptive writing, which is regularly featured in such national publications as The New York Times. First published in 2005, Light Matters... (read more)

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Photography Changes Everything (12 Edition)
Photography Changes Everything (12 Edition)
by Heiferman Marv
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Photography Changes Everything offers a provocative rethinking of photography's impact on our culture and our daily lives. Compiling hundreds of images and responses from leading authorities on photography, it offers a brilliant, reader-friendly... (read more)

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Photographs Not Taken
Photographs Not Taken
by Will Steacy
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Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers' essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph--camera, lens, film--and instead make a... (read more)

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Witness in Our Times: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
Witness in Our Times: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers
by Ken Light
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Author Ken Light traces the recent history of social documentary photography in the words of 22 of the genre's best photographers, editors, and curators, showing that the professions remains vital and committed to social change. Photos.... (read more)

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Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography (81 Edition)
Camera Lucida : Reflections on Photography (81 Edition)
by Roland Barthes
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This personal, wide-ranging, and contemplative volume--and the last book Barthes published--finds the author applying his influential perceptiveness and associative insight to the subject of photography. To this end, several black-and-white photos (by... (read more)

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Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry
Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry
by Roger Watson
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An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of  ... (read more)

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Photography Theory in Historical Perspective: Case Studies from Contemporary Art
Photography Theory in Historical Perspective: Case Studies from Contemporary Art
by Hilde Van Gelder
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Japanese artist Shinkichi Tajiri (1923andndash;2009) led a life and created a body of work that are both rich in paradox. Born in America to Japanese parents, he began his career in Paris, then lived in the Netherlands for half a century. This collection... (read more)

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Why People Photograph
Why People Photograph
by Robert Adams
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A now classic text on the art, Why People Photograph gathers a selection of essays by the great master photographer Robert Adams, tackling such diverse subjects as collectors, humor, teaching, money and dogs. Adams also writes brilliantly on Edward... (read more)

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Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology
Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology
by Andrew E. 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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Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha
Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha
by Coco Rocha
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A Compendium of 1,000 Unique... (read more)

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The Daily Book of Photography: 365 Readings That Teach, Inspire & Entertain
The Daily Book of Photography: 365 Readings That Teach, Inspire & Entertain
by Simon Alexander
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Designed for both the photography enthusiast and weekend warrior, this daily reader offers a broad look at life through the camera lens. From brief biographies of world-renowned photographers to techniques in fashion photography and trends, there is... (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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Providing a wide-ranging account of the narrative properties of photographs, Greg Battye focuses on the storytelling power of a single image, rather than the sequence. Drawing on ideas from painting, drawing, film, video, and multimedia, he applies... (read more)

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On Photography
On Photography
by Susan Sontag
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Walter Benjaminandrsquo;s 1931 essay andldquo;A Short History of Photographyandrdquo; is a landmark in the understanding and criticism of the medium, offering surprising new takes on such photographic pioneers as David Octavius Hill and Nicandeacute... (read more)

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