The Photobook: A History. Vol.1

The Photobook: A History. Vol.1
Author: Martin Parr, Gerry Badger (Eds.)
Publisher: Phaidon
Language: English
Pages: 320
Weight: 2.2850 kg
Binding: Hardcover
Price: €75.00
Product Description

This publication tells the story of photography via history of the photobook, revealing the ways in which photographers have influenced each other's work through their books, and consequently how their use of photography has developed over time. It features volumes by celebrated photographers ranging from William Henry Fox Talbot, Walker Evans and August Sander to Larry Clark and Nobuyoshi Araki, by way of Man Ray, Brassai and Christer Strömholm. Several innovative books by unknown and even anonymous photographers have also been included, offering an opportunity for readers to discover these exciting, overlooked works.
This volume explores more than 200 photobooks through 750 colour illustrations, detailed captions, and an illuminating text written by the photographer and critic, Gerry Badger. The books featured were selected by both Badger and the renowned contemporary photographer Martin Parr, whose passion for the photobook has made him a worl authority on the subject. They have chosen what they believe to be the most artistically and culturally important photobooks in the history of the medium. The illustrations not only focus on individual works featured in the books, but also present the volume itself as three-dimensional object, providing a true sense of the photobook as an artwork in its own right.