The Theatre of the Face.
Portrait Photography Since 1900

Photographs by Max Kozloff.
Phaidon, London, 2008. 336 pp., 70 colour illustrations and 280 black & white illustrations, 8x10½".

Publisher's Description
- An engaging and authoritative account of the history of portrait photography by one of the world's leading photography critics
- An essential title for all photography students and enthusiasts, and for anyone interested in portraiture - one of the most popular and enduring of all genres
- Covering many styles and movements, it includes work by pioneers such as Edward Sheriff Curtis, seminal figures like Walker Evans, Cecil Beaton and August Sander, as well as artists such as Martin Parr, Cindy Sherman and Philip-Lorca diCorcia
- With over 300 black and white and colour photographs, this book offers a new perspective on the history of photography by examining the personalities both behind and in front of the camera
- Kozloff considers portraiture the central project of photography

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