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Photography: The Whole Story by Juliet Hacking
Photography: The Whole Story by Juliet Hacking
I don't know how a book on photography can claim to be the 'whole story' when it doesn't list either Leica or Kodachrome in the index, nor can I find any significant mention of any of the tools that photographers use to make photographs. It's also marred by a few inaccuracies and an art-critical bias. Still, very good to look at and, at over 500 pages, a treat for any photographer.
Photography: A Cultural History by Mary Warner Marien
Photography: A Cultural History by Mary Warner Marien
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable, well-written, well illustrated with some surprises, erudite though weak on technicalities (actually, ignores much of modern development. Nonetheless, highly recommended.
100 Ideas that Changed Photography by Mary Warner Marien
100 Ideas that Changed Photography by Mary Warner Marien
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good editorial notion, but disappointed with shallowness and jumbled nature of much of the content - a disappointment from this author, whose 'Photography - a cultural history' is first-rate. I suspect dodgy editing and the constraints of a formulaic packaging which got in the way of authorial integrity. However, she's shaky on the technical history with a page on lenses that tells you almost nothing, and fails to reference the crowd of photographers using super-long lenses shown on the page. And there's that embarrassing blooper of using a Leica A to illustrate a spread on the SLR, even referring to it as the first commercially successful SLR.

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