100 Ideas that Changed Photography

November 2, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Books | 2 Comments |
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100 Ideas that Changed Photography is a new book that chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise 100 Ideas that Changed Photography include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography. 100 Ideas that Changed Photography costs £19.95.

266 colour illustrations
270 x 210 mm
216 pages
ISBN – 978 1 85669 796 5
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£19.95
OCTOBER 2012

100 Ideas that Changed Photography by Mary Warner Marien and published by Laurence King in October 2012 is an inspiring book that chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early
19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond.

The history of photography is that of ongoing invention shaped by ideas generated in science and technology, as well as in response to changing social conditions, philosophies, art movements and aesthetics. Some ideas, such as that of the photograph as a unique sort of copy, have ebbed and flowed for all of the medium’s history.

Others, like the académies – photographs of classically posed nudes for the use of artists – have vanished or been so thoroughly transformed that their origin is no longer apparent. But however progressive photography may have been, many of its initial ideas, like the daguerreotype or the use of collodion, have persisted more or less intact into the present.

Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies and movements.

Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.

Mary Warner Marien is Professor Emerita in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She continues to lecture in the United States and Europe and in 2008 won an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer award. She is the author of Photography: A Cultural History as well as numerous articles on photography.



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#1 Syeda Rabia

This book sounds interesting, but is yet not available in india.

6:02 am - Sunday, November 4, 2012

#2 LensShot

The book looks good. I want to know what changed photography..

9:14 am - Monday, November 5, 2012