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10 July 2003

256 Pages | 33 color & 109 b/w illus.

6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780192842718

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American Photography

Miles Orvell

Oxford History of Art

  • Prizewinning author of The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture 1880-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 1989)
  • Only comprehensive introduction to American photography.
  • Includes a range of well-known and less well-known images
  • Beautifully illustrated throughout, with 130 images, 58 in color
  • Useful further reading and museum and website guides
  • Includes a wide range of artists from Mapplethorpe to Kruger, and Warhol to Sherman.
  • 'A fine introduction, and stimulating to readers already familiar with the riches of American camera work.' Professor Mick Gidley, University of Leeds. 01/06/2002
  • 'What a terrific book!...Rich references to literature, history, art, and popular culture make this story come alive.' Mary Panzer, Author of Matthew Brady and the Image of History, and former curator of Photography at the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery. 22/07/02