Photography: The Whole Story

July 28, 2019 - Comment

Offers an overview of photography, placing it in the context of the social and cultural developments that have taken place globally since its arrival. This title traces the rapid evolution of photographic style, period by period and movement by movement.

Offers an overview of photography, placing it in the context of the social and cultural developments that have taken place globally since its arrival. This title traces the rapid evolution of photographic style, period by period and movement by movement.

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Anonymous says:

Great – With Some Suggestions For Improvement Great overview with a lot of detail. Only criticisms would be the failure to mention the hugely influential Photo League community on the development of many great photographers in New York and the US, from the early 1930s to 1951. These include Berenice Abbott and [the relatively unknown] Arthur Leipzig, amongst many many others. Leipzig’s work is featured in the book, ‘Next Stop New York’. For more information on the Photo League movement, I can recommend the excellent book, ‘The Radical…

Anonymous says:

A photographer’s “must have” This is a beautifully produced book. Like T&H’s “Art – The Whole Story” (see my review) it is arranged chronologically with five sections from the early days to the present. Each section then has a time frame and a number of subsections where photographs are analysed in detail in a double-page spread (usually the subsection has a two- or four-page essay presenting the background where additional photographs are discussed). The analysis is excellent, the quality superb. My only (slight) issue is…

Anonymous says:

Academia meets the aesthetic, an excellent ‘anthology’ of photography. Concise, and certainly not bloated as are some other ‘anthologies’ of photography, this is a very worthwhile contribution in an otherwise well developed genre.It may not be the ‘whole story’ as claimed, but it is an informative and entertaining read, captivating one from time to time as one chances upon well-digested information one had somehow missed in other sources.Looking through the index there is thorough coverage of much of photography, and for the price it is…

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