The Photography Book: 2nd Edition (Hardcover)

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A revised and updated edition of Phaidon’s bestselling book, which brings this landmark work fully up‐to‐date with new additions covering the latest developments in photography. The Photography Book is an unsurpassed collection of over 550 superb images that represent the world’s best photographers from the mid‐nineteenth century to today. Arranged alphabetically by photographer, it showcases pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre, icons like Robert Capa and contemporary names such as Richard Wentworth and Carolee Schneemann. The selection encompasses fashion, sport, natural history, reportage, society portraiture, documentary and art, with concise text providing useful insight into each work and its creator. Also included are extensive cross‐references and glossaries of technical terms and movements.

About the Author

Ian Jeffrey is an art critic, lecturer, photography historian, curator and author of many books, including Photography: A Concise History (1981) and the original edition of The Photography Book (1997).

Praise For…

"Seminal. An unsurpassed survey. The joy of the volume is its democratic treatment of the multiple genres it contains. A clear demonstration that the mediums is an all encompassing art form. Indispensable."—Amateur Photographer

"This bumper book collates some of the most striking images in the history of photography. Alongside the works of renowned names such as Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and David Hockney, the book showcases superb images captured by lesser known photographers. With over 550 marvelous pictures - helpfully arranged alphabetically by photographer - this updated, expanded edition brings to life iconic shots from fashion and sport, to wildlife and historical moments."—Daily Mail

"An essential for any serious shutterbug."—Cool Mom Tech


Product Details
ISBN: 9780714867380
ISBN-10: 0714867381
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 13th, 2014
Pages: 576
Language: English