Things: A Spectrum of Photography, 1850-2001
by Mark Haworth-Booth
Publisher's Description
Photography was described by its British inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot, as “the Pencil of Nature.” The medium used the laws of chemistry and physics to create superbly detailed images of the material world that surpassed all earlier graphic media. Objects were photography’s earliest subject. Things, which is published in association with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and drawn from its superb photography collection—one of the earliest in existence—showcases the work of artists, scientists, reporters, and advertising and editorial photographers—the pioneers to the Postmoderns. Ranging over 150 years, it includes the images of ninety photographers, from Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron to Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, and that of a new generation on the cutting edge of recent technology. Things is an enlightening and coherent study of how we view the physical world, and within its pages is contained the history of photography itself. Mark Haworth-Booth is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum; among his previous works are Paul Strand, Camille Silvy, and The Golden Age of British Photography.
ISBN: 0224072897
Publisher: Random House UK
Hardcover : 260 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.3 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches
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