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The photobook : a history

Author: Martin Parr; Gerry Badger
Publisher: London : Phaidon, <2004-2014>
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Photographers have been making photobooks--bound collections of their works--ever since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century ... This publication tells the story of photography via the history of the photobook, revealing the ways in which photographers have influenced each other's work through their books, and consequently how their use of photography has developed over time ... The first of two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Bibliographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parr, Martin, 1952-
Photobook.
London : Phaidon, 2004-2006
(OCoLC)671519674
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Parr; Gerry Badger
ISBN: 9780714842851 0714842850 9780714844336 0714844330 9780714866772 0714866776 9780714844435 0714844438
OCLC Number: 56658197
Awards: Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, 2006.
Description: volumes <1-3> : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: V. 1. Topography and travel: the first photobooks ; Facing facts: the nineteenth-century photobook as record ; Photography as art: the pictorial photobook ; Photo eye: the modernist photobook ; A day in the life: the documentary photobook in the 1930s ; Medium and message: the photobook as propaganda ; Memory and reconstruction: the postwar European photobook ; The indecisive moment: the 'stream-of-consciousness' photobook ; Provocative materials for thought: the postwar Japanese photobook --
v. 2. Mirrors and windows : the American photobook since the 1970s ; Common market : the European photobook since the 1980s ; Other territories : the worldwide photobook ; Appropriating photography : the artist's photobook ; Point of sale : the company photobook ; Looking at photographs : the picture editor as author ; The camera as witness : the 'concerned' photobook since World War II ; The Düsseldorf tendency : the new objective photobook ; Home and away : modern life and the photobook --
v. 3. A history volume III.
Responsibility: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger.

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Volume 2 of a comprehensive illustrated history of the photo book.  Read more...

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