Photography: An Illustrated History

Hardcover | December 15, 2001

byMartin W. Sandler

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Photography: An Illustrated History is a captivating account of how photography evolved from labor-intensive daguerrotypes in the mid-1800s to one of the most popular hobbies and respected art forms in the world today. Brimming with black-and-white and color photographs from throughout itsmultifaceted history, this volume not only documents technological developments, but also the phenomenal effect the craft has had upon journalism, industry, science, medicine, the military, and beyond. Featuring the accomplishments of pioneers such as Louis Daguerre, George Eastman, Julia MargaretCameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, and others, Photography: An Illustrated History presents an engaging history of photography through some of the most spectacular images ever captured on film.

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Photography: An Illustrated History is a captivating account of how photography evolved from labor-intensive daguerrotypes in the mid-1800s to one of the most popular hobbies and respected art forms in the world today. Brimming with black-and-white and color photographs from throughout itsmultifaceted history, this volume not only docu...

Martin W. Sandler is the author of over twenty-six books on a variety of subjects. An award-winning television producer as well, he was the writer and executive producer of the highly-acclaimed PBS television program Excellence in the Public Sector.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:December 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195126084

ISBN - 13:9780195126082

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 12

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"This distinguished reference is broken into nine chapters that include information on photography's role in portraiture, travel, art, and war in addition to covering the technical history of photography from daguerreotypes through color prints and other modern developments....Inviting tobrowsers as well as those seeking in-depth information. Each photograph is accompanied by an interesting, complete caption that provides a historical anecdote beyond the main text. The photos are well-chosen for their subject matter, quality, and historical significance....Sandler's text pulls thereader in with its clarity, flow, and vivid detail. Exceptionally well-researched, the book covers a broad expanse of information written in a way that appeals to readers of all ages and ability levels....A recommended purchase for all libraries."--VOYA