This unique book takes a thematic approach to twentieth century photography by focusingon the major developments of the 20-year periods into which the book is divided rather than on individual photographers. Photography 1900 to the Present presents excerpts from a cross-section of writers in the fields of photographic criticism and history on topics relevant to each period with the overview of each section providing a context for the art and culture of that era. The book also includes a timeline to exhibits, books, technical innovations, and professional organizations of each period. It also includes a bibliography of major periodicals dealing with 20th century photography. This enables readers to access current information on contemporary photographers. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in the evolution of 20th century art and photography and its impact on society.
An anthology of articles, essays, excerpts, and a few black-and-white photographs, arranged in 20-year chapters that trace both the development of art photography and its critical reception. Presents differing and sometimes opposing opinions, includes artists of diverse cultures, and lists photographers for further study for each period. Designed for use in a college art history course. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.