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EL ABC de la fotografía by Ian Jeffrey

EL ABC de la fotografía (edition 2015)

by Ian Jeffrey (Autor), Ian Jeffrey (Colaborador)

Series: Phaidon pocket books (Photo)

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500 superb images represent the world's best photographers and encompass every sort of photography in this eye-catching and engrossing book. Pictures of famous events such as the Royal Wedding and the first landing on the moon are here, next to familiar shots by masters of photography such as Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cecil Beaton and Robert Doisneau. There is fashion, sport, natural history, reportage and society portraiture, as well as social documentary and art. The 500 photographers featured range from William Henry Fox Talbot and Julia Margaret Cameron to Larry Clarke and Herb Rittz, from Robert Capa and Josef Koudelka to Nan Goldin and Pierre et Gilles. Arranged alphabetically by photographer, each full-page image is accompanied by an illuminating text which gives a useful insight into the work and its creator, as well as extensive cross-references to others working in the same field or the same style. Glossaries of technical terms and movements and a directory of museums and galleries are included to provide a fully comprehensive and self-contained volume.… (more)
Title:EL ABC de la fotografía
Authors:Ian Jeffrey (Autor)
Other authors:Ian Jeffrey (Colaborador)
Info:Phaidon (2015), Edición: Translation, 300 páginas
Collections:BP MURCHANTE

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great book. very small print! i learned a lot. ( )
  mahallett | Apr 9, 2017 |
This immense compilation gives one page to each photographer represented with a short paragraph and one image well reproduced (both color and black and white as most representative. Those included are chose broadly from the history of photography and its international activity.
  j-b-colson | Oct 9, 2013 |
Is it strange to put this as a book I'm reading? Well, no...I guess not. You see, for each quintessential photograph picked by photographers ranging from quite famous (Henri Cartier Bresson to more obscure ones), there is a description of why the photo is important, the circumstances of it, and a bit about the photographer her or himself. I probably wouldn't have picked up the monstrosity had I not found it used at Myopic Books for twenty bucks. It's arranged alphabetically and I'm proud to say that even though I'm reading other things, packing, and often found at funerals these days, I am up to letter D!

Some of my favorites (besides the obvious):

Jane Evelyn Atwood
Diane Arbus
Almari Vittorio
Shelby Lee Adams
Bruno Barbey
Carlo Catari
Bill Brandt
  kirstiecat | Mar 31, 2013 |
I won't pretend to have read this from cover to cover, but rather I have dipped into it, which I think is the idea with this type of book.

500 photographers have a page each, consisting of a key photograph with a description of both the image and that photographer's work in general. There are cross-referencing suggestions of other photographers, either from the same movement, working in a similar style or covering a similar subject matter.

Obviously with any book like this, there willl seem to be some omissions - if I was compiling such a book Terenence Donavan and Brian Duffy would be in there with their contemporary David Bailey, but that might just be my 1960s obsession. I would have also included John Hinde, but again that might be a British bias. And Mick Rock and Anton Corbin? But this is just my personal (and fairly limited knowledge) and there are some interesting inclusions such as Neil Armstrong's photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, surely one of the most iconic images of all time, and the photograph of the mushroom cloud. ( )
  sanddancer | Oct 23, 2010 |
A wonderful introduction to the world of photography and photography as art. I am relatively new to this and wanted to find out more about existing photographers and The Photo Book has certainly acheived this and more.

Running in alphabetical order, the book presents a vast array of photographers using one of their photographs and providing an explanation of the artists presentation, way of working and information on the photograph itself.

Well presented, and easy to dip in and out of, the book has certainly brought to my attention a substantial array of photographers whom I had never heard but have since gone on to find out more about and view their work in more depth. ( )
  lilywren | Mar 10, 2010 |
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 071483937X, 0714844888

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