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The Dawn of Photography
Quentin Bajac
0300101899
Oct 2003

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Book Description
Louis Jacques MandŽ Daguerre grabbed the attention of the world in 1839 with a new invention: the daguerreotype. These magically detailed, one-of-a-kind images on silver-plated sheets of copper were the first photographs shown to the public. They boldly announced a revolution that would forever change the history of visual representation. This comprehensive catalogue on CD-ROM discusses various aspects of the daguerreotype in France during its heyday from 1839 to 1855. It traces the opposed attitudes of the scientific and artistic communities toward the invention; Daguerre's modern marketing techniques; the growth of the daguerreotype business, especially in professional portrait studios; the role of so-called scientific daguerreotypes in the evolving field of anthropology; the decline of the daguerreotype in...


Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places
Ferdinand Protzman
079223913X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Spanning the world, from Northeast Europe to Southeast Asia, these 260 photos offer a spectacular view of regions of unimaginable, often haunting beauty. Many of the images, from the National Geographic Society's 10 million-image archive, have never been published before. Meditative introductions to each region of the world consider questions such as our stereotypical views of Asia and the ambiguity of evocations of the Middle East, their meaning "depending largely on what one believes." But the real attraction is the full-color photos: sometimes mysterious, like Karen Kasmaski's photos of sunflowers with Mount Fuji emerging from the shadows in the background; or playful, like Miguel Luis Fairbanks's woman driving in Australia with a young koala bear on her shoulder. Some are charming, like Steve McCurry's image...


Photographs at St. Lawrence University
Catherine Tedford
0933607024
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Ashes and Snow: New York Exhibition Catalog
Gregory Colbert (Photographer)
0974698105
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gregory Colbert's photographic artworks capture extraordinary moments of contact between man and animal. Gregory Colbert has spent thirteen years filming and photographing elephants, whales, birds, and other animals in such places as India, Burma, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Namibia, Egypt, the island of Dominica, Tonga, and Antarctica. Ashes and Snow, Colbert's lifelong project, is a collaboration with animals in their natural habitat as they interact with human beings. His images attempt to remove the boundaries between humans and other species—to re-awaken in us an understanding of our shared animal nature. The New York exhibition catalog collects more than 190 images from the U.S. debut of Ashes and Snow on Pier 54 in New York City (March 5–June 6, 2005). The books were printed and bound in Italy; the...


Photographs at St. Lawrence University
Catherine Tedford
0933607032
Jan 2002
Paperback
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The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
Denis Canguilhem
0300111363
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Given its subject matter, it's no surprise that this massive volume is more than a little spooky—and this despite its eschewing cheap sensationalism in favor of a sober, art historical tack. Focusing primarily on images from the late Victorian era through the 1930s, the authors tackle three major categories in exploring the long relationship between the photograph and occult phenomena. The first, "Photographs of Spirits," explores the appearance of otherworldly beings and objects in photographic images. The second section, "Photographs of Fluids," reveals how the discovery of the effects of radiation on the photographic plate coincided with an explosion in the photography of radiances, auras and other "effluvia." Rife as they are with obvious trickery and manipulation of the film itself, these two sections...


Waves
Steve Hawk
0811845176
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Any ocean lover knows the transformative power of the ocean wave and its perfect confluence of energy, water, and light. Waves offers a mesmerizing collection of photography that explores the many faces of the singular ocean wave, whether it is the quiet rush of a crystalline wavelet over tropical sand or the deadly slam of storm surf against Oregon cliffs. Former editor of Surfer magazine, Steve Hawk has selected photographs from New Zealand to Newfoundland, from Fiji to the Aleutians, and paired them with insightful ruminations on the science and poetry of waves. With work from world-renowned photographers such as Art Brewer, Jeff Divine, Wayne Levin, and Joel Meyerowitz, Waves will captivate all those with a passion for the sea.

About the Author
Steve...


Catalogue of Photography
Tom E. Hinson
0940717395
July 1997
Hardcover
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Catalogue of Photography
Tom E. Hinson
0940717409
July 1997
Paperback
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The Polaroid Book
Steve Crist (Editor)
3822830720
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest collection of Polaroid images in the world. Begun by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection now includes images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world and contains important pieces by artists such as David Hockney, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, and Robert Rauschenberg. The Polaroid Book, a survey of this remarkable collection, pays tribute to a medium that defies the digital age and remains a favorite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-kind images.

From the Publisher
Includes - over 400 works from the Polaroid Collection - essay by Polaroid’s Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history...


Uta Barth
Elizabeth Smith
0971368104
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1994, Uta Barth has been creating series of photographs which consist of blurred images generated by focusing the camera on an unoccupied foreground. These unframed, empty, but lushly seductive images present only background information, implying the absence of subjects, and referring to the function of images as containers of information and the role of the viewer in reading that information. This book is a faithful reproduction of the long out-of-print catalog which was published on the occasion of Barth's first major museum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 1996. Essay by Elizabeth A.T. Smith. 8.5 x 9.25 in. 24 color illustrations

About the Author
Uta Barth was born in Berlin, Germany, and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work has...


After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
Mark Klett
0520245563
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
How exactly has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, bringing past and present into dynamic juxtaposition, renowned photographer Mark Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in forty-five compelling historic photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is an elegant and powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. "I think the pictures ask us to become aware of the extraordinary qualities of our own distinct moment in time. But it is a realization that a particular future is not guaranteed by the flow of time in...


Native American Photography at the Smithsonian
Paula Richardson Fleming
1588341216
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
A captivating collection of photographs of tribal leaders at a critical and poignant moment in Native American history These hauntingly beautiful Native American portraits reflect the tragic history of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Pawnee, Cherokee, and other tribes whose leaders traveled to Washington in the mid-nineteenth century to negotiate treaties with the U.S. government. As compelling as the famous photographs of Edward S. Curtis, these unique images provide a close-up, unromanticized record of Native American life at the beginning of the great westward expansion of U.S. territory. The photographs form the core not only of the Smithsonian’s extensive collection of Native American photographs but of many collections in museums around the world. Paula Fleming recounts the intriguing history of this collection, which...


Wind and Water: Boating Photographs from around the World
Onne Van der Wal (Photographer)
0821228447
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An award-winning nautical photographer and former yacht racer portrays the power of the ocean and the blowing wind in 114 awe-inspiring images. In one shot, the star-studded sail of America’s Cup champ Endeavour unfurls beautifully over the sea. In another, a Swan 77 "slams into a wave off Beavertail, Jamestown, Rhode Island." Van der Wal also captures homey behind-the-scenes details, such as yellow raingear-clad sailors doing maintenance work on a schooner. And not all the images are of racing boats—among the highlights are shots of a rustic fishing boat beached in Chile and a hand-built Kayuka. The author’s respect for maritime history and tradition is evident, and his photos pay homage to the passions of boat-lovers around the world.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed...


I Can't Be Good All the Time: An Anne Taintor Collection
Anne Taintor
0811841405
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you feel a sin coming on? Do you want to look cheap? Do you ignore your mother's well-meant advice? Anne Taintor is speaking your language. This first-ever collection of her wildly popular artwork celebrates the pleasures of being bad in a good girl's world. Taintor's sassy, saucy creations pair vintage illustrations with witty new slogans, and her well-mannered women enjoy deliciously less-than-well-mannered thoughts. ("Had she made him suffer enough...how could she be sure?") A collection of Taintor's best-loved images on the fun and folly of romance, I Can't Be Good All the Time includes nearly 100 images of nice ladies saying exactly what they mean - and it isn't pretty. We never said it would be pretty.

About the Author
Anne Taintor is a relatively good girl with a...


New York Changing: Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York
Douglas Levere
1568984731
September 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Real progress is something that needn’t be commented on; it is simply self-evident. That’s the principle behind this elegantly understated book, which places photographs taken by photographer Berenice Abbott in the mid-1930s alongside present-day photos of the same locations shot by Douglas Levere, whose work has appeared in such magazines as Forbes and People. In some cases, the contemporary images are remarkably similar to the Depression-era ones; take, for instance, the New York Telephone Building, which, aside from a new name (Verizon Communications Building), seems unchanged by time. Others are utterly different. In 1937, the Wanamaker’s department store occupied the corner of Broadway and east 9th Street, and its façade was covered in billboards; today, a 15-story apartment building...


Art Photography Now
Susan Bright
193178891X
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Andy Warhol looms larger than Alfred Stieglitz over this survey of contemporary photographers, who tend to be more preoccupied with popular and commercial imagery than traditional fine art photography. With their digital manipulations and cinematically constructed narratives, many of them unabashedly embrace flashy artifice over sober documentation. Not that Bright, a former curator of the National Portrait Gallery in London, tries to categorize the messy vitality of contemporary photography into any clearly labeled trends. She divides the 80 mostly British and American photographers into seven thematic chapters that allow for wide latitude. "Portraits," for example, includes both Zwelethu Mthethwa's straightforward images of South African migrant workers and Gillian Wearing's photos of herself dressed as several...

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