Isms: Understanding Photography
Isms: Understanding Photography packs an enormous amount of detail into a handy, attractive guide tracing the evolution of photography through a series of interconnected trends, groups, themes and movements – from the invention of the photographic process to the post-internet age. Organised chronologically, this is a uniquely international, comprehensive guide to photography with concise, readable and jargon-free but scholarly insight into major photographers, movements and themes of the past 170 years. In an age where photography is of more resonance and interest than ever before, Isms: Understanding Photography offers an in-depth and clear exposition of photography for the interested general reader or student.
"This easy-to-use reference book is an introduction to the history of photography through art-historical categories ... An interesting and well-presented work. - Royal Photographic Society Journal A well edited, concise, informative edition that’s easy to read, and enlightening to boot. - Outlet Magazine"