For photography enthusiasts. Numerous artistic essays backed by a wealth of photographs. Photographic history from the daguerrotype to early 21st century images
A compendium of the history of photography, from the work of pioneers such as Nièpce and Da Guerre in the early 1800s to contemporary works by Martin Parr, Christian Boltanski and Andreas Gursky. Features dozens of photographs by some of the world’s greatest photographers, from the French masters of the 19th century to Nadar, from Marey to Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, and Leni Riefensthal to Man Ray, Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Nauman, Mapplethorpe, and Cindy Sherman. The essays are incisive, innovative and original and highlight some of the lesser known dynamics of photography. Various iconographic albums classified by theme.