The Book of Photography

The Book of Photography

[the History, the Technique, the Art, the Future]

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
Since its invention in 1839, photography has come to change not only the way we view the world, but the world itself. Every field—medicine, astronomy, journalism, art, geography, history—has been revolutionized by photography.

Now, spanning more than 166 years of photographic history and the work of more than 250 photographers, this comprehensive and global volume explores every aspect of photography-the newest inventions, revolutionary past, ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments, and the personal stories and styles of photographers worldwide. Illustrated with photographs from around the world, The Book of Photography is a beautiful and easy-to-use reference. Timelines summarize major milestones, while sidebars tell the human and technological stories behind them. Organized by subject, the book includes chapters on: Still Life, Cityscape, Architecture, Portraiture, Exploration, Ethnography, Wildlife, Photojournalism and Documents of Social Concern, Fashion and Advertising, plus a biographical dictionary of the major photographers, institutions, and key historical figures.

The authoritative book for those who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of photography, The Book of Photography is a wealth of knowledge to be treasured.

Baker & Taylor
A reference guide to the history and production of photography provides definitions, biographies, a timeline of photographic milestones, and information on genres and technical and aesthetic achievements.

Book News
Illustrated with some 240 photographs, this volume is a reference guide to the history and production of photography. Each chapter is devoted to one or more photographic genres and presents entries providing information on definitions, the history of the genres, key players, and technical and aesthetic achievements. The chapters cover architecture and still life, portraiture, exploration, photojournalism, pictorialism and earlier art, early 20th century art, art photography since World War II, fashion and advertising, and photography and science. Also included is a timeline of photographic milestones, biographies, a subject index, and a bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Since its invention in 1839, photography has come to change not only the way we view the world, but the world itself. Every field—medicine, astronomy, journalism, art, geography, history—has been revolutionized by photography.

Now, spanning more than 166 years of photographic history and the work of more than 250 photographers, this comprehensive and global volume explores every aspect of photography-the newest inventions, revolutionary past, ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments, and the personal stories and styles of photographers worldwide. Illustrated with photographs from around the world, The Book of Photography is a beautiful and easy-to-use reference. Timelines summarize major milestones, while sidebars tell the human and technological stories behind them. Organized by subject, the book includes chapters on: Still Life, Cityscape, Architecture, Portraiture, Exploration, Ethnography, Wildlife, Photojournalism and Documents of Social Concern, Fashion and Advertising, plus a biographical dictionary of the major photographers, institutions, and key historical figures.

The authoritative book for those who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of photography, The Book of Photography is a wealth of knowledge to be treasured.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2005
ISBN: 9780792236931
0792236939
Branch Call Number: 770 H851b
Characteristics: 447 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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rushbury_valley Jan 07, 2013

The Discription says it al - a history of photography (not a how-to book)

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