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50 Photos You Should Know

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This collection of world-renowned photographs offers a stunning visual history of photography and photojournalism. The birth of photography opened the doors to a new kind of art, one that recorded events with the immediacy not possible with painting and drawing. This volume is a chronologically arranged compendium of memorable images of unforgettable people, places, and ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by Prestel Publishing
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Magnús
Feb 14, 2014 Magnús rated it it was ok
Þetta er nokkuð fljótlesin bók og að mörgu leyti sniðug hugmynd á bak við hana. Upsetningin er frumleg, efst á hverri opnu er tímalína sem setur myndina í ákveðið samhengi í mannkynssögunni. En það er eitthvað sem er ekki alveg að virka finnst mér. Myndavalið er örlítið tilviljanakennt og margar af áhugaverðustu myndunum fá frekar innihaldsrýran texta til að skýra söguna á bak við þær. Bókin mætti líka vera í örlítið stærra broti, svo myndirnar fengju að njóta sín - tímalínan fór stundum (OK, ...more
Margot Note
My goal is to read as many photo books I can get my hands on via the New York Public Library. A subgenre I'm especially interested in is "photo icon" books where I can learn about the images that make up the visual canon of photographic history. The 50 photos included in this book didn't make sense to me, and I'd love to know about the process behind the selections. However, the book includes a two page, full color portrait of Russian cosmonaut (and hotass) Yuri Gagarin, so I'm not complaining ...more
Daniel
Oct 16, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
Easy to read with a brief summary of the events...However, the timeline in each page contains repeats and sometimes a bit irrelevant to the topic.
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