Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty

Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty, 1996, Edited by William A Ewing in collaboration with Marina Schinz, London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 0-500-54202-3. A good reference book with an essay on Blumenfeld’s life and the artistic movements that influenced him. Examples: Eva Penninck, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. Momie vivante, Amsterdam, 1932, Erwin Blumenfeld. The Art DealerContinue reading “Blumenfeld a fetish for beauty”

Voici Paris Modernite’s Phographiques, 1920 – 1950

Voici Paris Modernite’s Photographiques, 1920 – 1950 (2012) Edited by Quentin Bejac and Clement Cheroux, Paris: Centre Pompidou. ISBN: 978-2-84426-584-5. This is an accompanying book to an exhibition held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 2012 and 2013, illustrating photographs of Paris in the modernity style taken between 1920 and 1950 by many greatContinue reading “Voici Paris Modernite’s Phographiques, 1920 – 1950”

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans

Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans, 2001, Edited by Jean Clair, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN: 0-500-28122-X. This is a good reference book to some of Cartier-Bresson’s most famous pictures taken in Europe before and after the second world war. Introduced by a short essay by Jean Clair looking critically at Cartier-Bresson’s European themes. Some examples. Pont deContinue reading “Henri Cartier-Bresson Europeans”

Man Ray

Man Ray, Emmanuelle de l’Ecotais, Katherine Ware, (2004) Ed. Manfred Heiting, London: TASCHEN. ISBN: 9-783822-834831. This book has two essays written about Man Ray’s life and his time in Paris and is full of examples of his photographs that he made during his time in Paris before world war two. A very good reference bookContinue reading “Man Ray”

The Nude Figure A Visual reference for the Artist

The Nude Figure A Visual Reference for the Artist, (1998) Mark Edward Smith, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications. ISBN: 978-0-8230-3232-9 Another book I picked up from my charity bookshop last year. This is a book of black-and-white photographs of nude poses for ideas and guidance, based on many typical poses found in paintings and art photographs.Continue reading “The Nude Figure A Visual reference for the Artist”

The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography

The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography (2006) Michael Freeman, Cambridge: ILEX. ISBN: 978-1-904705-88-8. I picked this book up in my charity bookshop last year and I have only now gotten around to reading it. This book is very general and will teach you very limited lighting skills, I always get andContinue reading “The Complete Guide to Light & Lighting in Digital Photography”

The Polaroid Book

The Polaroid Book, (2011) Edited by Steve Crist, Essay by Barbara Hitchcock, London: TASCHEN. ISBN: 978-3-8365-0189-7. This is a book illustrating a pick of Polaroid photographs taken from the Polaroid companies collection that were made by artists for the company. The book includes a short essay on the history of Polaroid and how it cameContinue reading “The Polaroid Book”

The Cruel Radiance

The Cruel Radiance, 2012, Susie Linfield, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0-226-48251-4. This is a very interesting book and I found it to be a good read. Linfield writes in defence of photography against what she describes as a popular and institutional attack on the medium by critics and even other photographers. SheContinue reading “The Cruel Radiance”

The Self-Portrait A Cultural History

The Self-Portrait A Cultural History, 2015, by James Hall, London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN: 978-0-500-29211-2 This book examines the history of the self-portrait, unfortunately I purchased a Kindle edition which unhelpfully doesn’t provide page numbers, this option is greyed out in the menu; so I am only able to quote location numbers (Loc) as providedContinue reading “The Self-Portrait A Cultural History”

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