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The history of photography : an overview

Author: Alma Davenport
Publisher: Boston : Focal Press, [1991] ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the people, technology and imagery that have made photography such a tremendous force in modern culture--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davenport, Alma.
History of photography.
Boston : Focal Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)607717357
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alma Davenport
ISBN: 0240800419 9780240800417
OCLC Number: 22346076
Description: xvi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: From photo-graphy to photography : 500 B.C. to 1840 A.D. --
Photography : inventions, problems, and solutions--1840s to 1990s --
Camera and canvas--the alliance between painters and photographers --
Social documents--photography and social culture --
Landscape and nature --
Portraiture --
Photojournalism --
Alfred Stieglitz and the photo-secession --
Farm Security Administration (FSA) --
Form and design --
Photography and combat --
Manipulation.
Responsibility: Alma Davenport.
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