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How To Read a Photograph

How To Read a Photograph

How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers by Ian Jeffrey. Illustrated; 383 pages; paperback. Abrams, 2008.


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In How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers, Ian Jeffrey presents a history of photography, starting with the first portraits and landscapes of the 1840s and traveling up through the modern era.  Along the way, he discusses major advancements in the field and the social and cultural settings that influenced its development as an art form.


How to Read a Photograph is an engaging guide that features profiles of more than one hundred great photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, and Walker Evans.  Biographical, historical, and technical details place their work in a broader context, while analysis of key images unites each artist's vision offering readers paths to discover the true meaning of a photograph.

 

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