on 23 July 2014
What a wonderful book! A large (336pp) hardback by a brilliant writer (I have 2 or 3 other books by Kozloff). The face is such a central and apparently timeless focus for photography that a historical approach seems unpromising. But Kozloff's very detailed knowledge of photography allows him to unfold the specific dilemmas and challenges faced by photographers at different points in history. This is such a rich, thoughtful book... lavishly illustrated. It will be one of my (many) photobooks that I read cover to cover (and that is something...it is a big book.)
This really is a classic.