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Photography By Ian Jeffrey

Photography by Ian Jeffrey

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An examination of the history and development of photography, from its earliest days in the mid C19 to the present. Using examples from the world's greatest photographers, this book guides the reader through critical issues, such as the criteria by which we carry out judgements and analyses.

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Photography: A Concise History by Ian Jeffrey

Surveys of photography usually provide little more than a history of the technical developments of the medium. Here is a concise critical history which explains by what criteria we can judge one photograph to be better than another, what is special about the photographic recording of images, what is, in fact the essence of photography in itself and in relation to the other visual arts.

This brilliant study provides a unique guide to the critical issues through the example of the greatest photographers in the world, from Fox Talbot, the father of photography, to the masters of today.

Includes a detailed bibliography and chronology.

Photography Reviews

'Essential reading for anyone... with an interest in the visual media, as well as for purveyors of the photographic image' - British Book News

About Ian Jeffrey

Ian Jeffrey is a writer and art historian. He is the author of several illustrated books on the history of photography.

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Photography: A Concise History by Ian Jeffrey
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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