Archiv für den Tag Dezember 12, 2004

The Photobook: Between the Film and the Novel

Martin Paar: The Photobook
rechts: Phaidon, Schaden; links: Amazon

While the history of photography is a well-established canon, much less critical attention has been directed at the phenomenon of the photobook, which for many photographers is perhaps the most significant vehicle for the display of their work and the communication of their vision to a mass audience. In the first of two volumes, both co-edited by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook provides a comprehensive overview of the development of the photobook, from its inception at the dawn of photography in the early nineteenth century through to the radical Japanese photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, by way of the modernist and propaganda books of the 1930s and 40s.

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Martin Paar weilt am 13. Dezember, 19.00 zum Signieren bei Orell Füssli Krauthammer in Zürich und am 14. Dezember, 19.30 im Komed Saal, Mediapark, Köln.

The Photobook: A History
Volume 1
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger
11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches 320 pp c.850 col & b&w illus.
ISBN: 0714842850

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Photoeye review (L.C.)