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Things by Mark Haworth Booth
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Photography was described by its British inventor, W.H.F. Talbot, as 'the Pencil of Nature'. The medium used the laws of chemistry and physics to create superbly detailed descriptions of the material world that far surpassed all the earlier graphic media. Objects were photography's earliest subject. Things, published in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, draws from photographs in the museum's collection which were made by artists, scientists, reporters, advertising and editorial photographers, from the pioneers to the Postmoderns. Things includes the work of ninety photographers from Fox Talbot to Cartier-Bresson and that of a new generation on the cutting edge of recent technology. It is a survey of how we view the physical world and within the structure of the book is contained a history of photography itself. The book is both popular and scholarly. It will appeal to a wide public with its range of 'masterpieces' at a price that is accessible, yet its scholarship is original and its structure completely fresh. The book will reach a wide public as well as the many who visit the museum, where it will be prominently displayed. The museum's photography collection is one of the finest in the world and this publication will be a landmark in the history of the collection.

Author Biography

Mark Haworth-Booth is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Marina Warner is one of Britain's leading essayists and novelists, published by Chatto.
Release date NZ
March 31st, 2005
Contributor
Introduction by Marina Warner
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
120
Imprint
Jonathan Cape Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
241x267x36
ISBN-13
9780224072892
Product ID
1660886

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