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In this rich and fascinating work, Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, elucidating the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, including Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres, providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography. 130 illustrations, 16 in color. 224 pp.
Chapter 1: What is a Photograph?
Chapter 2: How Do We Read a Photograph?
Chapter 3: Photography and the Nineteenth Century
Chapter 4: Landscape in Photography
Chapter 5: The City in Photography
Chapter 6: The Portrait in Photography
Chapter 7: The Body in Photography
Chapter 8: Documentary Photography
Chapter 9: The Photograph as Fine Art
Chapter 10: The Photograph Manipulated
Chapter 11: The Cabinet of Infinite Curiosities
List of Illustrations