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How to Read a Photograph By Ian Jeffrey

How to Read a Photograph by Ian Jeffrey

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How to Read a Photograph by Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information, making this book the ideal gallery companion for photography aficionados everywhere.

How to Read a Photograph Reviews

'You'll feel very smart for reading this and have a better appreciation of how hard it is to take a good picture' - Amateur Photographer
'An appetite-whetter ... inspires and informs' - Metro
'A valuable commentary on the contribution made by a collection of dedicated photo reportage enthusiasts of the past century and a half' - RPS Journal
'Lush and expansive ... an entrancing introduction to the evolution of the medium' - The Art Book

About Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is a writer and art historian. He is the author of several illustrated books on the history of photography. Max Kozloff is an American art historian, art critic of modern art and photographer. He has been art editor at The Nation, and Executive Editor of Artforum.

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How to Read a Photograph by Ian Jeffrey
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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