Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959
Street Seen
The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940-1959
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 379135034x

This in-depth and generously illustrated look at six postwar photographers, along with a selection of their predecessors and contemporaries, captures a unique and pivotal moment in American photographic history. World War II and its aftermath ushered in a new era of artistic expression. Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Beat poetry, and the New Journalism are often considered responses to war's shocking realities. Creative photographers responded to the same situation with images that broke the rules of conventional photographic technique. Street Seen, a companion volume to an exhibition, highlights six photographers who were prominent during and immediately following the war. Lisette Model s unflinching look at the urban environment; Louis Faurer s portraits of eccentrics in Times Square; Ted Croner s haunting night images; Saul Leiter s evocative glimpses of daily life; William Klein s graphic, confrontational style; and Robert Frank s documentation of American ideals gone awry these and other beautifully reproduced photographs communicate the emotional resonance of everyday life in postwar America. An essay by Lisa Hostetler explores the aesthetic revolution that took place after the war and reveals the principles of spontaneity and subjective interpretation that guided these photographers as they sought to make sense of new realities. A timeline, brief biographies, and bibliography are also included in this valuable compilation of the mid-century s most influential photography.

Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey
Michelle Obama
A Photographic Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 1454926368
A stunning pictorial celebration of one of the most beloved First Ladies of our time: Michelle Obama.
With 140 photographs, inspiring quotes, and excerpts from five historic speeches, this gorgeous volume pays tribute to Michelle Obama. Although it primarily focuses on 2007 to 2016, the book covers the pre-White House years, as well: her childhood, her time in college and law school, her work as a young professional, her marriage to Barack, and her experiences during his first campaign. It also explores her family life; celebrates her "First Lady Firsts"; looks at her TV appearances and official trips; details her main health, social, and education projects; and presents her as the glamorous, fashionable First Hostess at State Dinners and other events. Fans of Michelle will treasure this keepsake of a trendsetting, socially conscious, and powerful First Lady.
1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime
1001 Photographs You Must See in Your Lifetime
Hardcover      ISBN: 078933660x

A new generation, enabled by selfie sticks and social media, is being drawn to photography, and this is the perfect book to inspire and illuminate their appreciation of the full and rich history of this seminal art form and its many genres and techniques.

Award-winning photographer, critic, and educator Paul Lowe presents a carefully curated selection of the greatest still images--visually arresting, aesthetically complex, and historically significant--from the medium's earliest days to the present. Included are photographs from all over the globe, taken by both female and male photographers: famous iconic images, key signature works by notable photographers, and less familiar images that are nevertheless essential viewing.

From 1850 to the present, from daguerreotype to digital, this book embraces all genres--documentary, portrait, photojournalistic, and more--as it traces the development of photography to the present day. It is organized chronologically with text that accompanies each photograph providing historical context and technical details. Each work is indexed by artist and by title, making it easy to find specific works and the oeuvres of particular photographers throughout the volume. Whether a gift or a self-purchase, this guide to the history and practice of photography is a must for budding amateurs and experienced practitioners alike.
NYC Guide for Instagrammars
NYC Guide for Instagrammars
Paperback      ISBN: 9460582265

- New York is the most Instagrammed city in the world, its boroughs, buildings, museums and skyline attracting Instagrammers by the thousands. NYC Guide for Instagrammers is nothing short of the perfect guide for the next-generation city trippers, Instagram aficionados and photography enthusiasts - New, fresh, and highly original, the combination of fun information and impressive visuals in this book is truly unique and appeals to the ever-growing Instagram community - Includes Instagram tips and tricks, fun facts, and lists of what's in the neighborhood - where to have coffee and food, where to shop, and what to see NYC Guide for Instagrammers is a one-of-a-kind guide to the Big Apple: hip and trendy, up-to-date, informative and playful. The book provides the reader with no less than a hundred scenic and impressive 'Instagrammable' spots in New York. Of course, some classics have been included - Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central, Liberty Island, Central Park - but most of all, the reader will be introduced to hidden gems, known only to locals, and to 'new classics', relatively new landmarks on the verge of becoming some of the biggest attractions New York has to offer. Contents: Lower Manhattan; Between Downtown and Midtown; Midtown; Uptown; Brooklyn; Queens; The Islands; Insta Tips & Tricks; NYC Insta-Worthy Events; NYC Hashtags.

Fairest Fowl: Portaits of Championship Chickens
Fairest Fowl
Portaits of Championship Chickens
Paperback      ISBN: 081183137x

Chickens are bewitching birds: lush plumage, gleaming feathers, perfect thighs. But few meet the standard of perfection of the American poultry show, the beauty pageant of the barnyard and the true test of poultry pulchritude. In The Fairest Fowl, photographer Tamara Staples celebrates the champions of the chicken world at their best. Dozens of stunning portraits capture the quirky personality and undeniable grace of these noble birds as you've never seen them before. Location photography of the shows, details of the judging process, strategies from poultry farmers, and profiles of each prize breed set the scene and offer insight for the discerning chicken aficionado. And an appreciation of Staples' photography by public radio's Ira Glass of This American Life explores the finer points of chicken portraiture. Finally, chickens receive the respect they're due.

Insta Grammar: Cats
Insta Grammar
Paperback      ISBN: 9401436959

- Insta Grammar: Cats is the perfect combination of adorable Internet cats and inspirational quotes- Part of a series of books showcasing the best of Instagram photos- Bound in a unique 'lay flat' format for optimal viewing pleasure Instagram is a simple, fun and creative way to capture and share photos, videos & messages with friends & family with over 80 million new photos posted daily. The Insta Grammar series steers clear of all clich s and shows you the most interesting corners of the best photography inspired by graphic design. Each photo is a hand-picked thematic selection of the best and most inspiring photos Instagram has to offer accompanied by inspirational quotes. Now you can bring the best of Instagram your coffee table, office or share a creative gift with a friend in this beautiful gift book series Bound in a unique 'lay flat' format for optimal viewing pleasure. Insta Grammar: Cats inspires the cat lover in all of us in this photo collection of the best of Instagram kitties. These beloved fur balls are photogenic without trying, whether playing, purring, hiding, frowning, or napping. This is a yummy collection of cute cats in every attitude: Swatting at butterflies, lounging on a guitar, cuddling with its person. As Leonardo da Vinci said (and as every cat lover knows), "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." Share the love with the cat lover in your life. Even if it's you. With knowing quotes from Charles Bukowski to Ray Bradbury.

Illustrated Dictionary of Photography: The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging
Illustrated Dictionary of Photography
The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging
Paperback      ISBN: 1584282223

Cataloging everything from historic photographic processes to the latest advances in digital technology, this reference contains nearly 5,000 entries explaining the terms and techniques of photography. An ideal sourcebook for anyone with an interest in photography, entries include words associated with shooting techniques, digital imaging terms, specialized photographic subgenres, the science of photography, and notable photographers. Each entry blends ample cross-references with detailed explanations to provide both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts with an essential resource.

The Photographic Arts
The Photographic Arts
Hardcover      ISBN: 0877455732
Es La Habana / It's Havana
Es La Habana / It's Havana
Spanish    Hardcover      ISBN: 848939606x
A magnificent photographic tour of the city and people of Havana, this book contains hundreds of photographs depicting a timeless city that is currently experiencing a revival as the focus of worldwide interest.
Una obra de fotografía magnifica que demuestra la ciudad y la gente de La Habana con 423 fotos que enseña el contraste de una ciudad sin tiempo que ahora es el enfoque de interés de todo el mundo.

50 Photo Projects: Ideas to Kick- Start Your Photography
50 Photo Projects
Ideas to Kick- Start Your Photography
Paperback      ISBN: 0715329766

Whether you want to get more from your DSLR or are simply looking for new creative avenues to explore, "50 Photo Projects" shows you how to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Packed with invaluable tips on how to create stunning photographs, Lee Frost provides the bright ideas that will reinvigorate your photography, from inspiration on what to photograph, to inventive projects with vintage, pinhole and toy cameras.