A world history of photography

Front Cover
Abbeville Press, Incorporated, 1997 - Photography - 695 pages
7 Reviews
"A World History of Photography encompasses the entire range of the medium, from the camera lucida to the latest computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. It investigates all aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial, and technical - while placing it in historical context. Included among the more than 800 photographs by men and women are both little-known and celebrated masterpieces, arranged in stimulating juxtapositions that illuminate their visual power." "Dr. Rosenblum's chronicle of photography is authoritative and unbiased, tracing both chronologically and thematically the evolution of this young art. Exploring the diverse roles that photography has played in the communication of ideas, Dr. Rosenblum devotes special attention to topics such as portraiture, documentation, advertising, and photojournalism, and to the camera as a medium of personal artistic expression. Profiles are provided of individual photographers who made notable contributions to the medium or epitomized a certain style."--BOOK JACKET.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum

User Review  - William Ash - Goodreads

An excellent collection of photographs. It should be on every photographer's shelf. Read full review

Review: A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum

User Review  - Vince Fontaine - Goodreads

Amazing book. Took forever to read but I'm much more informed from it. Fascinating stuff. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
9
2
15
A 19thCentury Forerunner of Photojournulisni
17
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1997)

NAOMI ROSENBLUM is the author of five landmark books in photographic history, including "A World History of Photography" (Abbeville, 1984), now in its fourth edition, and "A History of Women Photographers" (Abbeville, 1996), now in its third edition.

Bibliographic information