A Brief History of Photography : From the Very Beginning to the Age of Digital

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A Brief History of Photography : From the Very Beginning to the Age of Digital

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 360 p.
  • 言語 ENG
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Full Description

An entertaining and comprehensive compendium packed with fascinating trivia, delightful oddities, and compelling stories that will captivate photographers of all levels and interests!

Dive into photography's rich heritage with A Brief History of Photography, an engaging almanac-style book that offers far more than just the typical and dry historical accounts of the genre. With more than 400 fascinating trivia entries and delightfully odd anecdotes, this book breathes life into the background details, stories, and personalities behind the cameras and processes we know and love.

Meticulously researched and written over two decades, this thoroughly entertaining and highly readable book provides an understanding of photography's evolution, from its beginnings going as far back as the 16th century all the way up to the modern day. Whether you're dipping into the book for just a few minutes or sitting down for an afternoon of reading, you'll explore the seminal cameras, lenses, and chemical processes that paved the way, as well as the visionary inventors, influential magazines, and significant photographers who made photography what it is today.

Profusely illustrated with both photographs and line drawings, A Brief History of Photography is an essential addition to any photographer's library. Whether you're a seasoned professional, an avid enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the magic of capturing images with your smartphone, this book offers an entertaining and educational look into the genre's rich history. The perfect gift-for either yourself or the photographer on your list-A Brief History of Photography is a must-have for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of this extraordinary art form.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Early Years
18001849
18501899
19001949
19501974
19751999
2000Now
Further Reading
Glossary
Image Credits
Index