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Photography: Essays & Images, Illustrated Readings in the History of Photography by  Beaumont Newhall - Paperback - 1980 - from A&D Books and Biblio.com

Photography: Essays & Images, Illustrated Readings in the History of Photography

by Newhall, Beaumont

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New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1980. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with light tanning at the edges of the covers and touch of soiling; square tight binding with no creasing to spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Edited with an introduction by Beaumont Newhall. 328 pages; 190 b&w plates and text illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. Index. "A source book for students of the history of photography as an art and a narrative for the general reader." 53 separate pieces that begin with a 1760 prediction of photography and an 1802 report by Wedgwood & Davy on their experiments to copy paintings onto glass through texts on the daguerreotype and early exhibitions, to criticism by Baudelaire, Leger, and Moholy-Nagy, Steiglitz on pictorialism, a credo by Ansel Adams, to an essay on found photography and finally, concluding with a 1971 interview with Walker Evans. In between we hear from or see the work of Cameron, Fox Talbot, Scott Archer, Henry Peach Robinson, Emerson, Jacob Riis, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, Francis Frith, Edward Weston, Berenice Abbot, Dorothea Lange, Aaron Siskind, Minor White, and others.


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