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1001 Photographs By Paul Lowe

1001 Photographs by Paul Lowe

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Uncovering the tales behind the lens, this comprehensive and essential volume reveals how this powerful art form has shaped the modern world.

1001 Photographs Summary

1001 Photographs: You Must See Before You Die by Paul Lowe

Is photography art, documentary or both? Should images simply reveal the world we live in, or provoke us to think, act and react?

1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is a visually arresting and invaluable guide to the history and practice of photography. Sweeping through the arts, fashion, society, war, peace, science and nature, the images in this enticing book are as eye-catching as the commentary is engaging. Some you have seen, others will be unfamiliar, but what all the photographs have in common is their ability to move you, shock you and open up the notion of what it is to be human.

Organized chronologically by the date that each image was made, and featuring a reproduction of each photograph, the selection provides some fascinating and unexpected juxtapositions. Insightful text uncovers the creative process behind each image, revealing its visual, aesthetic and historic significance. Why was the photograph taken? Was it set up? What was the intention? How did the world react?

From Roger Fenton to William Eggleston, from Henry Fox Talbot to Nick Knight, and from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Dorothea Lange, all the photographers featured in this book transgressed the boundaries of the camera with a skill and spirit that helped to develop their field into a highly evocative art form. Packed with information that will entertain, inform, educate and surprise you, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is an essential reference for all lovers of photography.

About Paul Lowe

Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, the Independent and the Observer. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny. He is currently Course Director of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

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GOR009880529
9781788400947
1788400941
1001 Photographs: You Must See Before You Die by Paul Lowe
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2018-10-04
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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