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Photography Study Guide

'Electrograph of a hand', from "Im Reich Der Phantome" by Andreas Fischer, St. Petersburg, Russia, about 1997. Museum no. NAL NC980081

Plate illustration No. 27: 'Electrograph of a hand', from "Im Reich Der Phantome" by Andreas Fischer, St. Petersburg, Russia, about 1997. Museum no. NAL NC980081

General history of photography

Haworth-Booth, Mark, Photography: an independent art, Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1839-1996. V&A Publications, 1997. ISBN 185177049

Haworth-Booth, Mark, ed., The golden age of British photography, 1839-1900, V&A/Aperture Publications, N.Y., 1984. ISBN 0893811440 [Aperture] 0905209672 [V&A]

Szarkowski, John, Photography until now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1990. ISBN 0870705733 [hardback] 0870705741 [paperback]

Jeffrey, Ian, Photography: a concise history, Thames & Hudson, 1981. ISBN 0500201870

Weaver, Mike, ed., The art of photography, 1839-1989, Royal Academy of Arts/Yale University Press, 1989. ISBN 0300044577 [hardback] 0300044569 [paperback]

Rosenblum, N, A world history of photography, New York: Abbeville Press, about 1984. ISBN 0896594386

Bernard, Bruce, Century, London: Phaidon, 1999. ISBN 0714838489

The Photography Book, London: Phaidon, 1997. ISBN 0714836346

Frizot, Michel, ed., Nouvelle histoire de la photographie, Paris: Adam Biro; Bordas, about 1994. ISBN 2040199764 

Photographic processes, conservation and techniques

Coe, Brian and Haworth-Booth, Mark, A guide to early photographic processes, V&A Publications, 1983. ISBN 0905209400

Baldwin, Gordon, Looking at photographs, J Paul Getty Museum, 1991. ISBN 0892361921

Martin, Elizabeth, Collecting and preserving old photographs, London: Collins, 1988.

Ades, Dawn, Photomontage, London: Thames and Hudson, 1986. ISBN 0500202087 [paperback] 

Fashion photography

Harrison, Martin, Appearances, Jonathan Cape, 1981. ISBN 0224030671 [hardback] 022403068X. [paperback]

Bailey, David and Harrison, Martin, Shots of style: great fashion photographs, London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1985. ISBN 094810726X [hardback] 0905209559 [paperback] Published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Oct. 9, 1985-Jan. 19, 1986 

Photography theory

Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida: reflections on photography, London: Cape, 1982. ISBN 0224029290

Sontag, Susan, Susan Sontag on photography, London: Allen Lane, 1978. ISBN 071391128X


    Aperture (New York) ISSN 0003 6420

    Blind Spot (New York) ISSN 1068 1647

    Camera Austria (Graz, Austria) ISSN 1015 1915

    Creative Camera (London) ISSN 0011 0876

    Etudes Photographiques (Paris)

    History of Photography (Oxford) ISSN 0308 7298  

    Other resources

    In addition to this list, see also the excellent book-list on the iPhotoCentral website, under 'Collecting Issues and Resources' / 'Books for basic Photography Collecting'.

    Last updated 14 August 2002

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