Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Learn more Listen in Prime

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars14
4.6 out of 5 stars
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£8.95+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

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.
0Comment|41 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 February 2012
The book is well written and gives interesting insight in the place photography has had since its early times. It is not too academic but can be used as a very practical guide to movements and practitioners in photography. It helped me to see what traditions and examples might be interesting to further investigate for my own education.
0Comment|4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 June 2009
This is a must have book for students and photographic enthuasiasts who wish to learn more about the history of photography. Over ten chapters, it covers many aspects of photography from it's beginnings to photographers of the 1970's. Written by Ian Jeffrey, the book looks at the critical issues of photography and uses reknowned photographers throughout the decades to discuss this.
It contains 136 illustrations with 8 in colour.
Overall, thoroughly recommended. Ian Jeffrey is a brilliant writer, and has produced a fascinating book on the subject of Photographic History.
0Comment|9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 March 2015
While quite comprehensive and concise,unfortunately doesn't cover the most recent contemporary photographic trends and photographers ,as it does't go beyond the '80's.Badly needs update!!
0Comment|2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 February 2015
Fantastic - both informative and engaging, it's excellently written and not challenging. If you go to the Science Museum 'Drawn by Light' exhibition before the end of the month then you will appreciate the first couple of chapters, but truth be told they would complement each other!
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 October 2014
It is very good on the whole. However it lacked enough info and pictures of Fox Talbot himself !
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 February 2009
A thin book, but very informative, I have use it heavely to write my essay...
0Comment|4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 April 2013
A concise detailhed history of Photography, easy to read and a lot of information on the subject.
I recomend it for anyone interested in the History of Photography.
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 21 December 2014
Arrived in good condition
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 January 2016
looks OK condition fine
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)