The Book of Photography.
The History, The Technique, The Art, The Future.


Text by Anne H. Hoy.
National Geographic, Washington, 2005. 400 pp., 200 illustrations, 7½x9½".



Publisher's Description
In this comprehensive and global volume hundreds of entries define and cover every aspect of photography-The newest inventions, the ingenious past, the ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments, and the personal stories and styles of photographers worldwide. Timelines summarize and sidebars elaborate on major milestones and tell the human stories behind them. Beautiful photographs on every subject from around the globe are meant to both illustrate the fine points and inspire the reader. Photography was invented in 1839 and it went on to change the world. Every field-medicine, astronomy, journalism, art, geography, and history-has been revolutionized by photography. Photography is used to explore, inform, and convince. It is global and it is personal: We treasure photographs of people we love and we scrutinize pictures of ourselves with posterity in mind. The Book of Photography, like photography itself, is for everyone. This is the basic book for those who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of photography or for those with just the occasional photographic question. Organized by subject, this is a comprehensive, fascinating, and easy-to-use photography reference-a book you'll dip into again and again.

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