History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present / Edition 5

History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present / Edition 5

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by Beaumont Newhall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870703811

ISBN-13: 9780870703812

Pub. Date: 10/30/1982

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of photography to its technical innovations with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm.…  See more details below

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Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of photography to its technical innovations with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm. Through more than 300 works by such master photographers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Timothy O'Sullivan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, Peter Henry Emerson, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Harry Callahan, Minor White, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus, author Beaumont Newhall presents a fascinating, comprehensive study of the significant trends and developments in the medium since the first photographs were made in 1839. New selections added to the fifth edition include photographs made in color, from hand-tinted daguerreotypes of 1850 to turn-of-the-century autochromes by Edward Steichen, to works by contemporary masters such as Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Joel Meyerowitz.Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993) was an influential curator, art historian, writer and photographer. In 1935 he became the Librarian at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 1940, he became the first Director of MoMA's Photography Department. He served as Curator of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House from 1948 to 1958, then as its Director from 1958 to 1971. While at the Eastman House, Newhall was responsible for amassing one of the greatest photographic collections in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870703812
Publisher:
The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date:
10/30/1982
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this several years to read on a road trip. It was one of the dullest books I've ever read. I finished it, but it was still like saw dust. I'm sure there are other books out there on this subject, but this is not one I would recommend.