9780240809984

The Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography: From the First Photo on Paper to the Digital Revolution

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    9780240809984

  • ISBN10:

    024080998X

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2007-09-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Defining photography is impossible. Revealing it is another matter, and thats what The Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography does, with each turn of the page. History: The technical origins and evolution of photography are half of the story. The other half consists of the ways that social and cultural forces have transformed photography into a constellation of practices more diverse than any other mode of representation. Major themes and practitioners: Over 25 entries, many with supporting illustrations, examine the figures, trends, and ideas that have contributed most heavily to the history and current state of photography. Contemporary issues: The issues influencing photography today are more complex than at any other time in its history. Questions of ethics, desire, perception, digitization, and commercialization all vie for attention, and theyre all treated thoroughly and thoughtfully. When material is covered this skillfully, concise is no compromise. The Concise Focal Encyclopedia of Photography is packed with useful information, compelling ideas, and - best of all - pure pleasure. * Over 100 color images * Images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few * International contributors from the top of their fields

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Photographers and Image Contributorsp. ix
About the Editorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
History and Evolution of Photographyp. 1
Contemporary Thoughts on the History of Photographyp. 3
The Technical Evolution of Photography in the 19th Centuryp. 5
Introduction to the Biographies of Selected Innovators of Photographic Technologyp. 17
Selected Photographs from the 19th Centuryp. 33
Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Centuryp. 57
Photography in the 20th Centuryp. 59
Photography, Fine Art Photography, and the Visual Arts: 1900-2001p. 61
Photography and Society in the 20th Centuryp. 71
Photography and Desire: Fashion, Glamour, and Pornographyp. 84
Photography Programs in the 20th Century Museums, Galleries, and Collectionsp. 94
Photographic Higher Education in the United Statesp. 100
Photographic Workshops: A Changing Educational Practicep. 107
Magazines: The Photographers' Press in the United States and Great Britain During the Transition Decade of the 1960sp. 116
Histories, Theories, Criticismp. 123
African Americans as Photographers and Photographic Subjectsp. 132
Biographies of Selected Photographers from the 20th Centuryp. 139
Contemporary Issuesp. 209
A Different Set of Questions for a New Agep. 211
Academic and Pedagogical Issues: The Impact of Digital Imaging on Photographic Educationp. 213
Ethical Photojournalism: Its Authenticity and Impactp. 220
The Future of Publishingp. 228
100 Years from Now...p. 232
Perception, Evidence, Truth, and Seeingp. 239
The Photo Marketplace and Contemporary Image Makersp. 250
The Photographic Studio of the 21st Centuryp. 253
Types of Studiosp. 259
Photographic Virtual Realityp. 261
Potlatch, Auction, and the In-between: Digital Art and Digital Audiencesp. 266
The Pressure to Stay Currentp. 271
Science as Artp. 282
Indexp. 289
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