Covers a lot in a relatively interesting way Great textbook. For One Or Two Semester Courses In The History Of Photography Mary Warner Marien Has Constructed A Richer And Kaleidoscopic Account Of The History Of Photography Than Has Previously Been Available Her Comprehensive Survey Shows Compellingly How Photography Has Sharpened, If Not Altered Forever, Our Perception Of The World The Book Was Written To Introduce Students To Photography It Does Not Require That Students Possess Any Technical Know How And Can Be Taught Without Referring To Techniques In Photography Incorporating The Latest Research And International Uses Of Photography, The Text Surveys The History Of Photography In Such A Way That Students Can Gauge The Medium S Long Term Multifold Developments And See The Historical And Intellectual Contexts In Which Photographers Lived And Worked It Also Provides A Unique Focus On Contemporary Photo Based Work And Electronic Media Not a bad textbook, it s good because it has a lot of photo s in it and they are colored so that s nice and it s much easier to get an idea of what the author is saying when there is actually something to go on It s quite easy to read as well and I didn t find that I had to re read it a ton of times to understand what Marien was getting at which made it quite easy to study from as well My only real problem with it was I found it jumped around far too much for my liking and I disliked the artist profiles that were randomly stuck in the text because you d begin reading a sentence and then all of a sudden one of those would be there Overall it s a good textbook A bit too expensive though I have issues paying 107 for something I m gonna highlight in. Still a great book for reference purposes Utilised this for three years through university and it was able to help me argue points and support ideas. soooo much info about photography from the beginning of how photography came about 2 a modern update on photography.i found this book very useful as i have used it loads This had become an excellent resource in my teaching practice Very easy to read, very comprehensive in its coverage of the early years of photography. Amazingly comprehensive with many illustrations nicely reproduced, some strikingly beautiful Writing is blandly text book style.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
- 544 pages
- Photography: A Cultural History
- Mary Warner Marien
- 23 October 2019 Mary Warner Marien