Photography: The Definitive Visual History (DK Definitive Cultural Histories) (Hardcover)
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This lavish coffee-table book traces the history of photography from the first black and white images to celebrated examples of 21st-century digital photography.
Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs of the past 200 years and includes more than 50 biographies of the most famous photographers, explaining how they pushed the bounds of the medium.It also showcases examples of the extraordinary cameras that photographers experimented with, from the daguerreotype to the latest camera phones!
Charting the influence of social and cultural change, as well as the impact of science and technology, this beautiful book follows the history of photographs from the first grainy attempts at portrait and landscape photography to gritty photojournalism, street photography, and digital photography, with special features delving into the stories behind photographic images that changed how people saw the world.
This fantastic photography book promises:
- A selection of the most important “lost” cultural artifacts from ancient times to the present day
- Features images of the artworks where available, or specially commissioned illustrations of them based on written accounts
- Includes details of the ongoing debate about whether looted art should be returned to its country of origin
Packed with information and full of inspiration, Photography is the perfect reference for budding photographers, seasoned professionals, and anyone with an interest in the subject. Whether you’re looking for a riveting reference book to display on your coffee table or gift to a friend, or you’re a life-longer learner with a thirst for knowledge - Photography is sure to delight!
About the Author
Tom Ang is the author of more than 30 books, both in print and digital media. He serves as a juror on international competitions and was senior lecturer in photographic practices at the University of Westminster, London, for more than 12 years. Tom has also worked as a technical editor for specialty photography magazines and has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his photographic coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.
"The compendium deserves consideration as a teaching text for middle and high school libraries." – VOYA Magazine
"Photography is 'a true celebration of the greatest photographs and photographers from around the world.'" – Shutterbug Magazine