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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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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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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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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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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 Photographs Work (11 Edition)
Why Photographs Work (11 Edition)
by George Barr
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In recent years as the field of photography has exploded, many photographers consider selling their work to make a profit and to help defray the high costs of equipment. But, many photographers don't have the business and marketing knowledge required to... (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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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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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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Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #4: Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs
Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures #4: Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs
by Ann-janine Morey
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Dogs are as ubiquitous in American culture as white picket fences and apple pie, embracing all the meanings of wholesome domestic life--family, fidelity, comfort, protection, nurturance, and love--as well as symbolizing some of the less palatable... (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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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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Reframing the New Topographics (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)
Reframing the New Topographics (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places)
by Greg Foster Rice
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Wind, water, and molten rock constantly tear apart and resculpt the natural world we live in, and people have always struggled to create structures that will permanently establish their existence on the land. Frank Golhke has committed his camera lens to... (read more)

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Camera Lucida (80 Edition)
Camera Lucida (80 Edition)
by Roland Barthes
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A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the... (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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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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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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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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American Color 2
American Color 2
by Constantine Manos
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In American Color, Constantine Manos has created unique and complex images that freeze surprisingly disparate elements together in a single fascinating frame. Photographing in crowded public places and many unique locales in the United States, such as... (read more)

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