Things: a spectrum of photography, 1850-2001

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Jonathan Cape in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2004 - Photography - 222 pages
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Things,published in association with London's Victoria and Albert Museum and drawn from its superb photography collection, showcases the work of artists, scientists, reporters, and advertising and editorial photographers. Ranging over 150 years, it includes the images of ninety photographers, from Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron to Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, and that of a new generation on the cutting edge of recent technology.Thingsis an enlightening and coherent study of how we view the physical world, and within its pages is contained the history of photography itself.

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Haworth-Booth, curator of photographs at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, here showcases 120 color and black-and-white photographs held by his fine institution. Culled from an earlier exhibit ... Read full review

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Mark Haworth-Booth is visiting professor of photography, University of the Arts, London, and honorary research fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where he was curator of photographs for thirty-five years. He is the author of numerous books including "Photography: An Independent Art" (1997).

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