Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century Photography

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

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Relying on information rather than images, this impressive reference contains a wealth of information on a medium that became an art form in the 20th century. The many biographical entries briefly describe the photographer's life, education, and influences then discuss his or her oeuvre, placing it in the context of photography being produced in the same era and place. Each biographical entry is followed by a chronology and lists of individual exhibitions, selected group exhibitions, selected works, and further reading. A full-page b&w reproduction of one of the photographer's photos accompanies some of the entries; each volume also contains a small group of color plates. Entries are also included on technical aspects of photography, different types of photography, significant galleries and collections, and broadly conceived entries on the trends and traditions of photography in all the geographical areas of the world. Several lengthy entries are devoted to eras in the history of 20th-century photography. Each volume contains a glossary; a comprehensive index concludes v.3. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006
ISBN: 9781579583934
Branch Call Number: R 770.9 EN
Characteristics: 3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Warren, Lynne


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