Photography: The Definitive Visual History

October 20, 2019 - Comment

Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years. Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account

Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years.

Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account of the people, the photographs, and the technologies that have shaped the history of photography.

From the first black-and-white photography to photojournalism and contemporary street photography, Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs and profiles 50 of the most famous photographers, with special features on Pulitzer Prize-winners and thematic timelines on portrait, war, advertising, and fashion photography.

Dissecting classics such as Daguerre’s Boulevard de Temple, Stieglitz’s The Steerage, Rosenthal’s Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and McCurry’s Afghan Girl, this amazing reference not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells their stories, in-depth, and is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography.

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Anonymous says:

Fantastic Reference What I like so much about this book is that Mr. Ang has hit upon the moments of the craft/artform, the pioneering photographers and artists, their perspectives and how all of this relates to history in a clear and concise manner. The book is written chronologically but, thankfully, has a terrific index if one is seeking out the work of a particular photographer. I am a passionate devotee of photography but, having been working at my craft for less than ten years, I consider myself relatively…

Anonymous says:

A beautiful history This makes a beautiful coffee table book. I was impressed by how thoroughly it covers the history of photography- all the way up to the present. It made a wonderful gift.

Anonymous says:

Inspiring for photographers of all stages. You will learn … Inspiring for photographers of all stages. You will learn about other photographers and what inspired their style. It will make you find one for yourself without pressure.

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