American photography: a critical history 1945 to the present

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H.N. Abrams, 1984 - Photography - 247 pages
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This book provides the first important survey of the field. Heavily illustrated and filled with insightful and intimate detail, the book reaches back briefly to the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth century to establish the pantheon of native master and to define what is truly 'American' in the nation's photography.

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An essential book for dealing with 20th century American Photography. He discusses other critics with great clarity. His own criticism is often arguable, but always well considered. Read full review


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