Photography History and Criticism
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American Photography: A Century of Images
American Photography
A Century of Images
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811826228
The companion book to the PBS television series traces the role of photography in American society, from early snapshots of family members to advertising, fine art, documentary journalism, and the Internet
From Adams to Steiglitz: Pioneers of Modern Photography
From Adams to Steiglitz
Pioneers of Modern Photography
Paperback      ISBN: 0893813737
Nancy Newhall wrote some of the most incisive work ever published on the inner lives of the photographers who shaped the medium. Her friendship with photographers such as Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Helen Levitt, to name a few, lends her writing a vibrancy rarely found in essays on photography. Newhall was one of the few people to gain access to the inner circle--and thoughts--of the imposing Alfred Stieglitz, and her intimate portrait of him, previously unpublished, reveals a man of genius, humor, and kindness.
The Daguerreotype: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
The Daguerreotype
A Sesquicentennial Celebration
Hardcover      ISBN: 0877452245
Essays on the history and critique of the daguerreotype give pertinence to the 100 plates illustrated as examples of the photographic art form
A History of Photography: Social and Cultural Perspectives
A History of Photography
Social and Cultural Perspectives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521344077
Surveys technical developments in photography, shows the work of famous photographers, and discusses different types and styles of photography
Photographers a Sourcebook for Historical Research
Photographers a Sourcebook for Historical Research
Paperback      ISBN: 0962194026
Literature & Photography: Interactions 1840-1990 : A Critical Anthology
Literature & Photography
Interactions 1840-1990 : A Critical Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0826316638
Literature greeted photography warmly when the daguerreotype was announced in 1839, and they have had a close relationship ever since. This remarkable book traces comprehensively for the first time the give and take between these sister arts by gathering writings about photography and photographs by and of writers mainly from England, Europe, and the United States, but also Mexico and Japan, over the last century and a half. Included are selections by avid amateur photographers (such as Lewis Carroll, ile Zola, August Strindberg, George Bernard Shaw, Jack London, and Eudora Welty, among numerous others), professional photographers writing about literary matters (Nadar on Balzac, Stieglitz on Stein, Man Ray on Hemingway), and collaborators explaining their work (Henry James and Coburn, Steinbeck and Capa, Capote and Avedon). Most selections are illustrated with photographs and documented by notes which help map this rich field. Because academic boundaries have long separated literature and photography, Europe and America, and the nineteenth from the twentieth centuries, even the most knowledgeable readers will find surprises here: photos by W. H. Auden, stories about photographers by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Conan Doyle (both enthusiastic photographers), remarks by and portraits of Mark Twain, who also used photographs as illustrations, and an unpublished essay about family photographs by John Updike. But Jane Rabb does not neglect the familiar. Hawthorne's daguerreotypist, the Virginia Woolf-Julia Margaret Cameron connection, the Evans and Agee partnership, the dual achievements of Wright Morris, and Howard Nemerov mourning his sister Diane Arbus are also included. From Edgar Allan Poe's "The Daguerreotype" to John Baldessari's "Baudelaire Meets Poe," Jane Rabb has gathered the first and last words about photographs and photography.
The Story of Kodak
The Story of Kodak
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810912228
A chronicle of George Eastman and the Eastman Kodak Company provides a celebration of the history of photography
The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives
The Power of Photography
How Photographs Changed Our Lives
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558590390
Examines the influence of photographs on life in the twentieth century, discussing the significance of over one hundred images
Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection
Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0883600633
Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
Criticizing Photographs
An Introduction to Understanding Images
Paperback      ISBN: 1559345268
This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Organized around the major activities of criticism (describing, interpreting, evaluating, and theorizing), Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development. The fourth edition includes new black and white and color images, updated commentary, a completely revised chapter on theory that offers a broad discussion of digital images, and an expanded chapter eight on studio critiques and writing about photographs, plus examples of student writing and critique.