Classic Essays on Photography

March 4, 2020 - Comment

Containing 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.

Containing 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.

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Anonymous says:

Nice introduction to the primary sources in the history of photography Although Trachtenberg’s collection has been around for awhile (since 1980), it provides a very nice selection of primary source materials on the history of photography. If you want to know what people were actually thinking and saying about photography during its first 140 years or so, you can find it here. In addition, Trachtenberg’s introductions to the selections are quite good–not showy or promoting some particular intellectual hobby horse, but solid and factual and useful to…

Anonymous says:

great background The essays helped me gain a historical perspective on photography. I wanted to have a relatively objective perspective on lessons learned as photography matured. It makes me feel comfortable to know in photography that’s what’s old is new. Even though we have improved technology, e.g., photoshop, we face the same challenge, how much freedom do we have to shape and present the world the camera captures. Each of the authors faced the same challenge and has presented their position articulately!

Anonymous says:

Book is informative Great condition. Arrived safely.

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