Photographers A-Z Hardcover – 15 Mar 2011
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About the Author
Hans-Michael Koetzle is a Munich-based freelance author and journalist, focusing mainly on history and the aesthetics of photography. He has published numerous books on photography, including Die Zeitschrift twen (1995), Photo Icons (2001), Das Lexikon der Fotografen (2002), and René Burri (2004).
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There is an important visual difference between the two books that might be relevant to potential buyers. The Phaidon book has a simple format of one large photo a page and some short biographic detail about the photographer and it works well enough. The Taschen title presents the photos as facsimiles from a photographer's published books so the actual shots are really large thumbnails, very similar to Parr and Badger's two volume history of the photo book. As a publication designer I love this format but it might not suit everyone especially if they expect to see large photos in their art books.
As well as the book spreads each photographer has a hundred words or so biography and a selective exhibition and book listing. The four hundred chosen by Koetzle for inclusion do seem to me rather personal. Jack Delano and Russell Lee are not included, Julius Shulman is but not Ezra Stoller. Magazine art directors Alexander Liberman and Alexey Brodovitch are here and so is painter David Hockney but James VanDeZee isn't. Still, there are a lot of European and Japanese camera folk I'm not familiar with so turning the pages was a pleasant bit of photographic serendipity.Read more ›
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Great book at great price. Book as described. Delivered promptly. Happy customer.Published 18 months ago by Azi
This book has helped me a lot with my University work. Brilliant layout, and easy to read. I would definitely recommend it.Published on 17 Mar. 2014 by Jade Cleverley