5 Pioneers of Photography.
Phaidon 55 Series.
Phaidon, London, 2005. 640 pp., 275 black and white illustrations in five slip-cased paperbacks, 5¾x6¼".

Publisher's Description
• A new collection of pocket sized photography books representing fabulous value
• Five books for the price of three, presented in a specially designed slipcase
• A unique selection of books on five of the most pioneering photographers of all time , featuring:

Mathew Brady, portrait photographer to illustrious 19th-century Americans, profiled by Mary Panzer;
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, one of Mexico’s most influential artists, profiled by Amanda Hopkinson;
André Kertész, world leader of early 20th-century avant-garde photography, profiled by Noël Bourcier;
Nadar, the unparalleled 19th-century portraitist, profiled by James H Rubin;
James VanDerZee, Harlem’s leading photographer of public events, profiled by Kobena Mercer.

Mary Panzer is a historian and curator of photography
Amanda Hopkinson is a writer, translator, curator, critic, International Literature Officer for the Arts Council of England and Senior Research fellow at Cardiff University
Noël Bourcier is the artistic director of the André Kertesz Foundation, a writer on photography and an exhibition organizer
James H Rubin is a teacher of art history at the State University of New York and the Cooper Union in New York City and author of Courbet and Impressionism in the Art and Ideas series, and Manet’s Silence and the Poetics of Bouquets
Kobena Mercer is a writer and teacher whose writings most recently appeared in Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies (2002)


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