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History of Photography by Beaumont Newhall
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Sep 13, 07

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bookshelves: school
Recommended for: um, those to whom the title appeals
Read in September, 2007

A summary of this book

blah blah chemicals used for processing early photographs
BLURRY PICTURE
more chemical news, wet plates, dry plates, blah
PICTURES, PICTURES, MOSTLY BORING

Suddenly!

interesting discussion of movements (Photo Secession!)
GOOD PICTURES
fascinating description of straight photography
EXCELLENT PICTURES - EDWARD WESTON! SWOONING!
horrifically outdated (1980) assessment of photography's current state
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