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Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments

Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments

Author: Florian Heine
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Description

Chronologically arranged, each chapter focuses on a particular work or idea that changed the course of photography. Presented in beautiful spreads and with informative text, the book opens with photography's genesis in the form of the camera obscura. Centuries later, Daguerre, Niepce, and Talbot invented their own means of capturing light on paper. The book covers groundbreaking genres such as still life, landscape, portraiture, and nudes. Sections on the role of photography in journalism illustrate how the camera's presence on battlefields, on city streets, and in factories helped inform and reform the modern world. Fashion, animals, Surrealism, and staged portraits are also explored. Perfect for perusing or reading from cover to cover, this book illustrates how photography developed from a concept to a world-changing force--one that attempted to shed light on truth yet can also obscure and alter reality in dazzling ways.

Author description

Florian Heine is an art historian living in Munich. He is the author of Art: The Groundbreaking Moments (Prestel).

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9783791346694
  • : Prestel
  • : Peribo Pty Ltd
  • : January 2012
  • : 240mm X 193mm
  • : Germany
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 770.9
  • : 191
  • : 160 colour
  • : Florian Heine