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Photography, an independent art : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996

Author: Mark Haworth-Booth; Victoria and Albert Museum.
Publisher: London : V & A Publications, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In providing a comprehensive introduction to this particular collection, the author also provides "a general history of photography from its beginnings as a scientific curiosity, through its international commercialization, to its coming of age as an art form in its own right."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Haworth-Booth; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 1851772049 9781851772049 0691017425 9780691017426
OCLC Number: 37955975
Awards: Shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Book Award: Art, Culture and History 1998.
Shortlisted for Kraszna-Krausz Book Award 1998.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The new art --
A vibrant populist enterprise --
All the world under the subjugation of art --
A fine art and a manufacturing art --
The cosmopolitan archive --
Being contemporary --
The national collection of the art of photography --
Fond wrestlers with photography.
Other Titles: Photography
Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996
Responsibility: Mark Haworth-Booth.

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An introduction to the Victoria and Albert Museum's photography collection, reflecting the evolution of the medium from 1839 to 1996. The book is a history of photography and a guide to appreciating  Read more...

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