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A world history of photography

Author: Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) ; London : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
"A World History of Photography encompasses the entire range of the medium, from the camera lucida to the latest computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to Africa and the Far East. It investigates all aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial, and technical - while placing it in historical context. Included among the more than 800 photographs by men and women are both little-known and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Rosenblum
ISBN: 9780789209467 0789209462 9780789209375 0789209373
OCLC Number: 495414249
Description: 1 vol. (712 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul., couv. ill. en noir et en coul. ; 30 cm
Contents: The early years : technology, vision, users 1839-1875 --
A plenitude of portraits 1839-1890 --
The galerie contemporaine --
appearance and character in 19th-century portraiture --
Documentation : landscape and architecture 1839-1890 --
The Western landscape --
natural and fabricated --
Documentation : objects and events 1839-1890 --
A short technical history : part I --
A 19th-century forerunner of photojournalism --
the execution of the Lincoln conspirators --
Photography and art : the first phase 1839-1890 --
New technology, new vision, new users 1875-1925 --
The origins of color in camera images --
Art photography : another aspect 1890-1920 --
Documentation : the social scene to 1945 --
Illuminating injustice : the camera and social issues --
Art, photography, and modernism 1920-1945 --
A short technical history : part II --
The machine : icons of the industrial ethos --
Words and pictures : photographs in print media 1920-1980 --
Photography since 1950 : the straight image --
Photography since 1950 : manipulations and color --
A short technical history : part III.
Responsibility: by Naomi Rosenblum.


Investigates various aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial, and technical and places photos in their historical context. This book explores the diverse roles that photography  Read more...


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