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Seizing the Light: A History of Photography

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  141 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Presents the history of photography. This title covers production values, and rare and unusual prints.
Paperback, 530 pages
Published October 22nd 1999 by McGraw-Hill (first published October 22nd 1998)
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Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: amanda hankins
Recommended to Tasha-Lynn by: Jennifer Armstrong
I had to buy this book for my History of Photography class in college...and it is my favourite photography book by FAR. Ive picked it up again because we never did read the ENTIRE thing and I want to read it all over will be just a casual "pick up when bored or want something different" kinda book :)
Ben Gallman
This was an exhausting read. I learned a lot from it. I did not, however, enjoy it from around the 1950's on. Hirsch got to bogged down, seemed like he had too many personal gripes. It felt out of place after such a dense analysis of photo history.
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Better than other books I"ve read of the same genre. They tend to be bbland by nature but this one kept me interested. I loved the photos they included ...
Sep 28, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a textbook. A broad overview of photography. It's dry and skims over a lot of stuff, but... it's a textbook. Impossible to carry around. Lots of names.
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