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A Century of Fashion Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781606065587,
24.1x30.5 cm, 176 colour illus., 147 duotone illus.
In 1911 the French couturier Paul Poiret challenged Edward Steichen to create the first artistic, rather than merely documentary, fashion photographs, a moment that is now considered to be a turning point in the history of fashion photography. As fas...
Early American Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781606065495,
24.7x28.6 cm, 187 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Scholarship on photography's earliest years has tended to focus on daguerreotypes on metal or on the European development of paper photographs made from glass or paper negative. But Americans also experimented with negative-positive processes to prod...
Photography and Sculpture
The Art Object in Reproduction
Ever since the mid-nineteenth century, when the new medium of photography was pressed into service to illustrate sculpture, photographs of sculptural objects have directed viewers as to what, in the course of ambling around a sculpture, was the singl...
The Life of Graciela Iturbide
ISBN: HB: 9781947440005,
17.9x23.6 cm, 25 duotone photos, 67 black&white illus.
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of thirteen children. When tragedy strikes Iturbide as a young mother, she turns to photography for solace and understanding. From then on Iturbide embarks on a photographic journey that t...
Photography in Argentina
Contradiction and Continuity
From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been seen, in the national and international collective imaginary, as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especia...
Writings from the Beginning of Photography
ISBN: PB: 9781606065242,
15x25 cm, 53 black&white illus.
An exact date for the invention of photography is evasive. Scientists and amateurs alike were working on a variety of photographic processes for much of the early nineteenth century. Thus most historians refer to the year 1839 as the first year of ph...
Revolution and Ritual
The Photographs of Sara Castrejon, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero
This richly illustrated catalogue features photographs by three Mexican women, each representing a different generation, who have explored and transform notions of Mexican identity in works that range from the documentary to the poetic. Revolution an...
Photographer of Glasgow
ISBN: HB: 9781606065235,
24.1x29.2 cm, 198 colour illus.
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire. Often working in conju...
North of Dixie
Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
ISBN: HB: 9781606065051,
15x25 cm, 100 black&white illus.
The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma-leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. In North of Dixie, historian Mark Spe...
Photography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France
ISBN: HB: 9781606065105,
24.8x29.6 cm, 212 colour illus.
In the years following the invention of photography in 1839, practitioners in France gave shape to this intriguing new medium through experimental printing techniques and innovative compositions. The rich body of work they developed proved foundation...