About this book
An up-to-date introduction to the history of photography, from Joseph Nicephore Niepce's early "heliograph" to the classic compositions of Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Steiglitz, to the post-modern strategies of Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman and Victor Burgin. Illus.
In a series of discussions of major themes and genres, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most interesting thinkers on the subject such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag.
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