Photography: The Definitive Visual History (Hardcover)

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By Tom Ang
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Written by world-renowned photographer, writer, and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography lavishly celebrates the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years.

Tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the digital age, Photography: The Definitive Visual History is the only book of its kind to give a comprehensive account of the people, the photographs, and the technologies that have shaped the history of photography.

From the first black-and-white photography to photojournalism and contemporary street photography, Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs and profiles 50 of the most famous photographers, with special features on Pulitzer Prize-winners and thematic timelines on portrait, war, advertising, and fashion photography.

Dissecting classics such as Daguerre's Boulevard de Temple, Stieglitz's The Steerage, Rosenthal's Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, and McCurry's Afghan Girl, this amazing reference not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells their stories, in-depth, and is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography.

About the Author


Tom Ang is the author of more than 30 books, both in print and digital media. He serves as a juror on international competitions and was senior lecturer in photographic practices at the University of Westminster, London, for more than 12 years. Tom has also worked as a technical editor for specialty photography magazines and has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his photographic coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.

Praise For…


"The compendium deserves consideration as a teaching text for middle and high school libraries." – VOYA Magazine

"Photography is 'a true celebration of the greatest photographs and photographers from around the world.'" – Shutterbug Magazine



Product Details
ISBN: 9781465422880
ISBN-10: 1465422889
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: September 29th, 2014
Pages: 480
Language: English