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Any student of photography should have this book
on 19 May 2001
Any student of Photography should have this book. It contains the factual progression of the art from its embryonic days of Fox Talbot, Bayard and Daguerre to house hold names like Bresson, Kertesz and Adams. The books journey ends around the 1970-80's, and is most iterested in the originators of photography and its processes. Cutting across history, you can't help but try and picture the characters the book introduces. Yet after finishing the book you feel that you some how know Julia Margaret Cameron, Mathew Brady or Roger Fenton. A typical chapter, is entitled 'European Society and American Nature: August Sander, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston - two classifiers and three exponents of photograpic seeing' [chapter seven]. Along with this the book has 136 illustrations, and in the above chapter gives examples of Stieglitz's 'Equivalents' Ansel Adams 'Mono Lake' and Paul Strands 'Toadstool and Grasses'. The book is part of the 'World of Art' series, and will aide any student whether, A level, Degree, Studying for RPS or generally interested in the fascinating, and relatively young, history of photography.