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Seizing the Light : A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography (Paperback) (Robert Hirsch)

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The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social and Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation.

Covering the major events, practitioners, works, and social effects of photographic practice, Robert Hirsch provides a concise and discerning chronological account of Western photography. This fundamental starting place shows the diversity of makers, inventors, issues, and applications, exploring the artistic, critical, and social aspects of the creative process. The third edition includes up-to-date information about contemporary photographers like Cindy Sherman and Yang Yongliang, and comprehensive coverage of the digital revolution, including the rise of mobile photography, the citizen as journalist, and the role of social media.

Highly illustrated with full-color images and contributions from hundreds of artists around the world, Seizing the Light serves as a gateway to the history of photography. Written in an accessible style, it is perfect for students newly engaging with the practice of photography and for experienced photographers wanting to contextualize their own work.

Number of Pages: 594
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Photography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Robert Hirsch
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2017
TCIN: 52441860
UPC: 9781138944251
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-6576
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