The LIFE Library of Photography consists of 17 volumes. The series has explored all the major aspects of photography: the technology of equipment; the techniques of taking pictures; developing film and making prints; photographic history; and the esthetics of photography as an art form.
Hardcover, 192 pages
January 1st 1983
by Time-Life Books
(first published 1972)
Published in 1971, this series is a comprehensive overview of many aspects of photography. Only the titles specific to equipment; The Camera; Light and Film; and The Print are a bit outdated, but not completely for the same principles still apply such as shutter speed, depth of field, etc. By far, a great series for any would be serious photographer even today.