Icons of Photography

Icons of Photography

The 20th Century

Book - 1999
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Prestel Publishing
Ninety seminal images by the world's greatest artists provide a stunning tour of the twentieth-century's greatest photographs. From the first image, Heinrich Zille's "Nine Boys Practising Handstands" to the final, Nan Goldin's backstage portrait of transvestite performers, this generously illustrated volume explores photography's impact on the way we experience the world. Every major photographer is represented in double-page spreads, which feature one full-page image, a brief essay on the artist, and additional images of note. Presented chronologically, photographs testify to the evolution of an art form that is continually reinventing itself. From portraiture, photojournalism, and abstraction, to landscape, fashion, and works that transcend genre labels, the selection of masterworks presented here demonstrates the beauty of photography in all its variety.

Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel, 1999, c2005
ISBN: 9783791333366
Branch Call Number: 770.904 ICO
770.904 ICO
Characteristics: 199 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Stepan, Peter


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Feb 11, 2012

A brief look at key photography greats and their subsequent work. Expect a max of one to two images per artist's work. Each picture includes a timeline documenting each artist's chronology of work.

Was a great way to quickly examine various styles and get inspired. Highly recommended for those interested in exploring photography.

rushbury_valley Oct 13, 2011

One page for a Bio and one page for a photo - for almost 100 photographers

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