How to Read a Photograph: Understanding, Interpreting and Enjoying the Great Photographer

How to Read a Photograph: Understanding, Interpreting and Enjoying the Great Photographer

 
 
 
 
 
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Ian Jeffrey is an English writer and art historian. He is the author of a series of illustrated books on the history of photography. In 1988, he authored the supporting essay in the exhibition catalogue of the contemporary art exhibition Freeze. In 1998, he wrote an introductory essay accompanying Henry Bond's photobook The Cult of the Street.

Ian 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 and 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, making this book the ideal gallery companion for photography aficionados everywhere.

Product Code 1033275
ISBN 9780500287842
Author Ian Jeffrey
Format Paperback
GTIN 9780500287842
Pages 384
Published August 2010
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Dimensions 18 X 24.1 X 2.5 cm
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