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How do we read a photograph? In this rich and fascinating work, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. From the first misty "heliograph" taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 to the classic compositions ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 8th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Zoë Anderson
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read for the first year of my photography degree, lots of wonderful information but a lot to read at once. The language is extremely descriptive and perhaps "over-the-top" however still worth the read for reference, some wonderful work in there.
Alan
Feb 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
I just like looking at the pictures, haven't read the text.
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Comprehensive history of photography - covering aspects of technical progress, social implications and artistic values. Interesting reading!
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Well documented and illustrated, would liked to have seen more images of each photographers, but liked the format.
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