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The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present
The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present

Paperback from The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 0870703811
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Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of photography to its technical innovations with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm. Through more than 300 works by such master photographers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Timothy O'Sullivan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, Peter Henry Emerson, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Harry Callahan, Minor White, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus, author Beaumont Newhall presents a fascinating, comprehensive study of the significant trends and developments in the medium since the first photographs were made in 1839. New selections added to the fifth edition include photographs made in color, from hand-tinted daguerreotypes of 1850 to turn-of-the-century autochromes by Edward Steichen, to works by contemporary masters such as Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Joel Meyerowitz.Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993) was an influential curator, art historian, writer and photographer. In 1935 he became the Librarian at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1940, he became the first Director of MoMA's Photography Department. He served as Curator of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House from 1948 to 1958, then as its Director from 1958 to 1971. While at the Eastman House, Newhall was responsible for amassing one of the greatest photographic collections in the world.

A World History of Photography
A World History of Photography
by Naomi Rosenblum
Paperback from Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789209373
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Encompasses the entire range of the photographic medium, from the camera lucida to up-to-date computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. The text investigates all aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial and technical - while placing it in historical context. It includes three technical sections with detailed information about equipment and processes. This edition also updates important new international work from the 1980s and 1990s.
Photography: A Cultural History (3rd Edition)
Photography: A Cultural History (3rd Edition)
by Mary Warner Marien
Paperback from Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205708005
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For one or two semester courses in the History of Photography.

Mary Warner Marien has constructed a richer and more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography than has previously been available. Her comprehensive survey shows compellingly how photography has sharpened, if not altered forever, our perception of the world.

The book was written to introduce students to photography. It does not require that students possess any technical know-how and can be taught without referring to techniques in photography. Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, the text surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium's long-term multifold developments and see the historical and intellectual contexts in which photographers lived and worked. It also provides a unique focus on contemporary photo-based work and electronic media.

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
by Todd Gustavson, George Eastman House
Hardcover from Sterling Innovation
ISBN: 1402756569
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Cameras, and what they capture, forever changed our perception of the world, and of ourselves. Few inventions have had the impact of this ingenious, elegant, and deceptively simple device.

This gorgeous cornerstone volume, created in collaboration with the world-famous George Eastman House, celebrates the camera and the art of the photograph. It spans almost two hundred years of progress, from the first faint image ever caught to the instantaneous pictures snapped by today's state-of-the-art digital equipment.

The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson traces the camera's development, the lives of its brilliant but often eccentric inventors, and the artists behind the lens. Images and highly descriptive captions for more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus more than 100 historic photos, ads, and drawings, complement the text.

A foreword by the George Eastman House Director Anthony Bannon, and insightful essays by Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera, and Alexis Gerard, visionary founder and president of Future Image Inc., completes this illuminating study of one of the greatest modern technological achievements.

American Photography (Oxford History of Art)
American Photography (Oxford History of Art)
by Miles Orvell
Paperback from Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192842714
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150 years of American photography come alive in this exciting new book, placing it in its cultural context for the first time. Orvell examines this fascinating subject through a wide range of well known and less-well known images. He ranges from portraiture and landscape photography, family albums and memory, and analyses the particularly 'American' way in which American photographers have viewed the world around them.
Orvell combines a clear overview of the changing nature of photographic thinking and practice in this period with an exploration of key concepts. The result is the first coherent history of American photography, which examines issues such as the nature of photographic exploitation, experimental techniques, the power of the photograph to shock, and whether we should subscribe to the notion of a visual history.
Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography
Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography
by Robert Hirsch
Paperback from McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0073379212
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Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography provides a thought-provoking, accurate, and accessible introduction to the photographic arts for all readers. With stunning images and commentary by hundreds of international artists, the text clearly and concisely provides the building blocks necessary to critically explore photographic history from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.
Classic Essays on Photography
Classic Essays on Photography

Paperback from Leete'S Island Books
ISBN: 091817208X
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursContaining 30 essays that embody the history of photography, this collection includes contributions from Niepce, Daguerre, Fox, Talbot, Poe, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, and Weston, among others.

Photography: An Illustrated History (Oxford Illustrated Histories Y A)
Photography: An Illustrated History (Oxford Illustrated Histories Y/A)
by Martin W. Sandler
Hardcover from Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195126084
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Photography: An Illustrated History is a captivating account of how photography evolved from labor-intensive daguerrotypes in the mid-1800s to one of the most popular hobbies and respected art forms in the world today. Brimming with black-and-white and color photographs from throughout its multifaceted history, this volume not only documents technological developments, but also the phenomenal effect the craft has had upon journalism, industry, science, medicine, the military, and beyond. Featuring the accomplishments of pioneers such as Louis Daguerre, George Eastman, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, and others, Photography: An Illustrated History presents an engaging history of photography through some of the most spectacular images ever captured on film.
History and Practice of the Art of Photography
History and Practice of the Art of Photography
by Henry Hunt Snelling
Paperback from FQ Books

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History and Practice of the Art of Photography is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Henry Hunt Snelling is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Henry Hunt Snelling then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
A Short History of Photography
A Short History of Photography
by Walter Benjamin
Kindle Edition
Published: 2011-08-25

Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking essay on photography theory explores the social and psychological dynamics of the mass-media age and is recognised as one of the indispensable works of cultural theory. The classic 1972 translation by Stanley Mitchell is now available in book form for the first time to mark the 80th Anniversary of the original publication, with a new Introduction by writer and photographer Henry Bond.
From the Introduction
"Applied as a modus operandi, any intention to demystify or debunk through a rebuttal of idées reçues--conventional wisdom--often emerges directly from everyday life: anthropological field research made on a tram; in a cafe; at an art exhibition; lazing on a mountainside smoking a joint ('My First Impressions of Hashish'); or, as here, whilst perusing a selection of recently published photo-books."
"Benjamin's essay was first published in German in three consecutive weekly instalments in the arts-to-politics magazine Literarische Welt, in the Fall of 1931, where it appears as 'Kleine Geschichte der Photographie.' Notwithstanding its appearance in the context of a journalistic, features-led current affairs title, Benjaimin's essay is, I claim--I am bold, but I cannot imagine I am alone in this conclusion--the single most significant essay in the quite slim canon of indispensable photo theory texts: there is no later scholar of photo who has not been influenced by it."
"Benjamin's deliberately unassuming 'little' history can and should be opposed to all the grand reference tomes on photography that are packed with so much ('includes more than 3,000 color and black-and-white images,' etc.), but which are ultimately only unwieldy and tedious."

American Photographs: 1900-2000
James Danziger
Hardcover - 464 pages 
Assouline; ISBN: 2843231558

Contesting Images: Photography and the World's Columbian Exposition
Julie K. Brown
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 11.00 x 8.52 
Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 
ISBN: 0816514100 

South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917
by Frank Hurley
Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 was one of the great feats of human endurance -- one vividly captured in the powerful and dramatic pictures taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer. The Publisher
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McDermott & McGough : A History of Photography
David McDermott

Glass Plates & Wagon Ruts : Images of the Southwest by Lisle Updike and William Pennington
H. Jackson Clark, et al
Listed under The American West

James Ricalton's Photographs of China During the Boxer Rebellion: His Illustrated Travelogue of 1900
Christopher J. Lucas, ed.
Hardcover: 248 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.50 x 6.50 
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press; (April 1990) 
ISBN: 0889465088 

Spirit Capture: Photographs from the National Museum of the American Indian
Tim Johnson, ed
Card catalog description: Native Americans have been among the most popular subjects of photography since the invention of the medium more than 150 years ago. One of the most assiduous collectors of Native American objects and images was George Gustav Heye, whose vast collections now form the core of the holdings of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Spirit Capture brings together more than two hundred of the most compelling images from the NMAI collection with essays from Native and non-Native historians, anthropologists, and curators. Whether depicting runaway Wyandot girls being returned to their boarding school, a Seminole woman sitting at a sewing machine, or a Yaqui man sporting a pair of bandoliers, the photographs in Spirit Capture attest to the adaptive strength of Native Americans in the face of more than a century of profound economic, political, social, and spiritual change.
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 10.01 x 9.04 
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press; 
ISBN: 1560987650 

A World History of Photography
Naomi Rosenblum

History of Photography
Newhall, Beaumont Newhall

A New History of Photography
Michel Frizot (Editor)

Mathew Brady and the Image of History
by Mary Panzer
Listed under Photographers

The Nature of Photographs
Stephen Shore and James Enyeart
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An American Century of Photography
Keith F. Davis, Donald Hall (Foreword)

Images and Enterprise : Technology and the American Photographic Industry, 1839 to 1925 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Reese V. Jenkins
Paperback - 371 pages Reprint edition (December 1989)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801835496

The Body and the Lens : Photography 1839 to the Present (Perspectives)
John Pultz
Harry N Abrams (Pap); ISBN: 0810927039

Collector's Guide to Early Photographs
by O. Henry Mace.
Wallace-Homestead. 1990

Photography : An Independent Art : Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996
Mark Haworth-Booth

Crossing the Frontier : Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present
Sandra S. Phillips(Editor), et al

Index to American Photographic Collections
by Andrew H. Eskind (Editor), Greg Drake (Editor), Kirsti Ringger (Editor)
Hardcover 3rd Rev edition (November )
G K Hall; ISBN: 0783821492
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Heart of Spain : Robert Capa's Photographs of the Spanish Civil War
by Robert Capa
Listed under Robert Capa

Leni Riefenstahl : A Memoir
by Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl is best known as director of Triumph of the Will, a film of a Nazi Party Rally, and Olympia, the classic account of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In this memoir, the author finally discusses her motivations, her history, her important friendships, and, most of all, her art.
Listed under Third Reich

Photospeak : A Guide to the Ideas, Movements, and Techniques of Photography, 1839 to the Present
Gilles Mora
Paperback. Published 1998

Sylvain's Tahiti
by Adolphe Sylvain (1920-1991)
Listed under Tahiti

Sacred Legacy : Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian
by Edward S. Curtis (Photographer), et al
Listed under Edward S. Curtis

Eakins and the Photograph: Works by Thomas Eakins and His Circle in the Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
by Susan Danly, Cheryl Leibold
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Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces
by Philip Steadman
Listed under Vermeer

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