Cover image for The pioneering image : celebrating 150 years of American photography
Title:
The pioneering image : celebrating 150 years of American photography
Author:
Maddox, Jerald C.
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Publication Information:
New York : Universe Books, 1989.
Physical Description:
xii, 100 plates ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780876636954
Format :
Book

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Maddox (former curator of photography, Library of Congress) has selected 100 superb images from LC's collection, the earliest a Brady made in the 1840s, the latest, by Larry Fink in 1977. The photos are preceded by an introduction. Captions identify the aesthetic and historical significance and context of each photo. The jacket states a pre-publication price $29.95 until 1/1/90. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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School Library Journal Review

YA-- One hundred memorable, monochromatic photographic images selected from the collection of the Library of Congress reflect the importance of a major form of human expression and communication over 150 years. Making a thoughtful selection to show comparison with differing European trends, Maddox writes a skillful introduction and provides excellent summary captions to each image. He explains the fascinating development of photographic art, and anticipates future changes in technology. A suitable addition to any high-school library photographic collection.-- Jenni Elliott, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.