A World History of Photography

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Abbeville Press, 1997 - Photography - 695 pages
"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.

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User Review  - memasmb - LibraryThing

Very informative book with a attractive layout. The older photographers and their photographs held my interest the most. For some starting in the field, it is a great place to begin learning about the trends, techniques and processes. Read full review

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we are using this book for a History of Photography class I am taking in college. This book is so dry and boring. Also the print is a bit small and gives me a headache. The photos are great, but that's about it.


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