A world history of photography / by Naomi Rosenblum ; with contributions by Diana C. Stoll.

Rosenblum, Naomi [Browse]
Fifth edition.
  • New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2019.
  • ©2019
744 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm


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Naomi Rosenblum's classic history of photography traces the evolution of this young art form chronologically and thematically. Exploring the diverse roles that photography has played in the communication of ideas, Rosenblum devotes special attention to topics such as portraiture, documentation, advertising, and photojournalism, and to the camera as a means of personal artistic expression. Her text is illustrated with nearly nine hundred images by photographers both celebrated and little known, arranged in stimulating juxtapositions that illuminate their visual power. This fifth edition of A World History of Photography is substantively revised and updated. The photography of the past several decades is reevaluated from a contemporary perspective, and international developments are covered in greater detail. The main strands of today's complex universe of digital image-making are masterfully summarized and placed in their historical context, and the careers of representative contemporary photographers are studied in depth.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-684) and index.
The early years : technology, vision, users 1839-1875 -- A plenitude of portraits 1839-1890 -- Documentation : landscape and architecture 1839-1890 -- Documentation : objects and events 1839-1890 -- Photography and art : the first phase 1839-1890 -- New technology, new vision, new users 1875-1925 -- Art photography : another aspect 1890-1920 -- Documentation : the social scene to 1945 -- Art, photography, and modernism 1920-1945 -- Words and pictures : photographs in print media 1920-1980 -- Photography since 1950 : the straight image -- Photography since 1950 : manipulations and color -- Navigating new seas: photography at the start of the 21st century, a short technical history : part III.
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  • 9780789213440
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