How to Read a Photograph
Lessons from Master Photographers
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How to Read a Photograph by Ian Jeffrey
Book DescriptionIan Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information."" "How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers" is the third book in Abrams successful series that includes "How to Read a Painting" and "How to Read a Modern Painting."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810972971
Paperback / softback
(247mm x 178mm x 29mm)
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Dorothy Bohm (born Koenigsberg, East Prussia, 1924 and a resident in England since 1939) is widely considered one of the doyennes of British photography. This book illustrates over 250 of her photographs - both the black and white images Bohm produced until the mid-1980s, and the colour images she has produced since then.
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Author Biography - Ian Jeffrey
Ian Jeffrey has written several books about photography, most notably the photography volume for Thames & Hudson's "World of Art" series and Phaidon's "Photo Book." He lives in Coddenham, England. "Max Kozloff" is a prolific writer and photography critic. Formerly the editor of "Artforum," he has taught numerous photography courses, and written many books including "The Theater of Face" and "The Sadness of Men."
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