Photography: A Cultural History (4th Edition)

September 11, 2019 - Comment

A richer, more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography   Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, Photography: A Cultural History, 4/e surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium’s multifold developments and see the historical and cultural contexts in which photographers lived and worked.

A richer, more kaleidoscopic account of the history of photography

 

Incorporating the latest research and international uses of photography, Photography: A Cultural History, 4/e surveys the history of photography in such a way that students can gauge the medium’s multifold developments and see the historical and cultural contexts in which photographers lived and worked. Mary Marien’s comprehensive survey shows how photography has sharpened, if not altered forever, our perception of the world. It provides a unique focus on contemporary photo-based work and electronic media.

 

The book was written to introduce students to photography, requiring no previous technical knowledge of photography. The fourth edition has been revised to include new material and to expand topics that have received recent scholarly and public attention. Material on the history of photography in China, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present, has been added throughout the new edition. For the first time, adopting instructors may receive access to a PowerPoint set containing many images from the book.  

 

Comments

Anonymous says:

Lots of information by way too expensive My problem with this book is that it was required for a history of photography course and is thus way overpriced. $130.00 for an f’n paperback? Are you nuts? I would have said “Rent it if you are really curious”, but that was when the rental price was down around $20. Not for $40.Organization is OK and the history of photography is certainly well covered, although due to the amount of subject matter, some areas are lighter than others. In several instances, information…

Anonymous says:

Good book, A must read for photographers of all sort. I used this book for my class, read what I could due to my busy schedule. When I did read, MAN did this book open my mind to appreciate art and photography in many ways. This book inform readers about how photography first began, using chemicals and processing methods and so on all the way to modern day cameras. This book is pretty sweet!

Anonymous says:

Doesn’t deserve 1 STAR, this book is garbage, so much water damage it’s almost impossible to read!!! I ordered a textbook from this company though it was rated at only 92% compared to a 98% company because I like to support companies that are still building themselves. With that said, today I receive a book that has very obvious water damage, so much that I have to rotate this piece of crap back because without the book I will fail the course…so I paid $85.00 for the book without tax. If the book was damaged be honest when you are describing the condition of the book, don’t be a thief…

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