Photography: The Definitive Visual History (Hardcover)
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Trace the history and evolution of photography through iconic photographs, biographies of famous photographers, and the extraordinary cameras that made it possible.
From the first black and white photograph to modern digital imagery, photography has been one of the most fascinating developments in the past 200 years.
This is the perfect photographic coffee table book for budding photographers, seasoned professionals and anyone fascinated by the history of photography. It includes:
• Biographies of 50 famous photographers like Ansel Adams and Dorethea Lang.
• The history of photography, starting from its origin in the 1800s.
• Beautiful illustrations, plus many of the most iconic photos in history.
• Special features that center on a single arresting photograph, including Pulitzer Prize winners.
The development of photography is possibly one of the most extraordinary feats of modern technology. Photography: The Definitive Visual Guide captures the most awe-inspiring photos, people that have pushed the boundaries of this medium, and the cameras they experimented with — from the daguerreotype to digital cameras.
Packed with inspiration, this photography book also takes a step away from the pure art form and highlights how this medium has influenced social and cultural change. Author Tom Ang further includes segments on special types of photography — like street photography — and special features delving into the stories behind photographic images that changed how people saw the world!
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