Photography

Landscape Theory
$26.00
ISBN
9780912810324
Publisher
Lustrum Pr
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100353
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A
SARAJEVO (Motta Photography)
$18.10
Description
Smithsonian Institution Press is pleased to join Motta Fotografia, one of Europe's foremost publishers of photography, in presenting a series showcasing the work of postwar masters. Each book includes more than forty duotone or color images and represents an original approach to a particular theme by one of the century's finest documentary or fine-art photographers.

In 1992 British photojournalist Tom Stoddart was gravely wounded in Sarajevo, but he returned to the besieged city in 1993 to record the plight of its remaining citizens in their daily efforts to survive destruction, bereavement, and fear. The images created by Stoddart during his two visits, while depicting tragedy, are also a testament to the resiliency and courage of those who faced its brutality every day.

ISBN
9781560987963
Publisher
Smithsonian
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709857
Location
B
Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth behind the Masterpieces
$11.06
Description
Art historians have long speculated on how Vermeer achieved the uncanny mixture of detached precision, compositional repose, and perspective accuracy that have drawn many to describe his work as "photographic." Indeed, many wonder if Vermeer employed a camera obscura, a primitive form of camera, to enhance his realistic effects?
In Vermeer's Camera, Philip Steadman traces the development of the camera obscura--first described by Leonaro da Vinci--weighs the arguments that scholars have made for and against Vermeer's use of the camera, and offers a fascinating examination of the paintings themselves and what they alone can tell us of Vermeer's technique. Vermeer left no record of his method and indeed we know almost nothing of the man nor of how he worked. But by a close and illuminating study of the paintings Steadman concludes that Vermeer did use the camera obscura and shows how the inherent defects in this primitive device enabled Vermeer to achieve some remarkable effects--the slight blurring of image, the absence of sharp lines, the peculiar illusion not of closeness but of distance in the domestic scenes. Steadman argues that the use of the camera also explains some previously unexplainable qualities of Vermeer's art, such as the absence of conventional drawing, the pattern of underpainting in areas of pure tone, the pervasive feeling of reticence that suffuses his canvases, and the almost magical sense that Vermeer is painting not objects but light itself.
Drawing on a wealth of Vermeer research and displaying an extraordinary sensitivity to the subtleties of the work itself, Philip Steadman offers in Vermeer's Camera a fresh perspective on some of the most enchanting paintings ever created.
ISBN
9780192803023
By
Steadman, Philip
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
743309
Location
L
Diary of a Pedestrian: A New York Photo Memoir
$18.35
Description
This fascinating collection of New York imagery has a unique viewpoint - that of the pedestrian. Created before the the advent of the automobile, New York was designed for pedestrians. Broadway, for example, was an old Indian trail stretching and meandering throughout the length of Manhattan. To truly experience the city you must walk as Ronnie Farley has done for the making of this intimate and surprising volume of life photography.
ISBN
9780966686500
By
Farley, Ronnie
Publisher
Kmw Studio
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741719
Location
D
Yul Brynner Photographer
$19.83
Description
The film star Yul Brynner was also an accomplished photographer whose work appeared in Life magazine and was praised by Henri Cartier-Bresson and others. In this book, Brynner's daughter presents a collection of his pictures taken between the 1950s and the 1980s. They include behind-the-scenes shots of celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Roddy McDowall, Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr, Ingrid Bergman, Jean Cocteau and Anatole Litvak, as well as photographs of Brynner's family. There are also pictures of exiles which he took while serving as a Special Consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. The photographs are accompanied by reminiscences from many of the people in them.
ISBN
9780810931442
By
Brynner, Yul
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703602
Location
A
Retro Cameras: The Collector's Guide to Vintage Film Photography
$17.52
Description

Retro Cameras is a stylish guide for a generation that has moved from sharing vintage-filtered digital images via Instagram to embracing "old school" analog film photography and manual cameras of all formats. Quick reference shooting guides accompany each camera type, allowing even a camera phone junkie to quickly come to grips with shooting on film with a vintage camera. More than 100 camera models are included, from 35mm SLRs to Roll Film SLRs and Instant Cameras.

With over 400 specially commissioned photographs, an in-depth test drive of each camera type, practical advice on how to use and get the most out of each camera, buyers' tips, and a dedicated glossary, Retro Cameras is a perfect reference for amateurs and professionals alike.

ISBN
9780500544907
By
Wade, John
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103647
Location
D
The woman's eye
$8.32
ISBN
9780394486789
By
Tucker, Anne
Publisher
Knopf; [distributed by Random House]
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100292
Location
D
Een Nieuwe Kunst Fotografie in De 19 Eeuw = A New Art Photography in the 19th Century (Series of publications on the photo collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
$24.16
ISBN
9789053491935
By
Rijksmuseum
Publisher
Univ of Washington Pr
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742838
Location
L
The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photographs
$24.94
Description
Anonymous photography has a magic all its own. The intriguing images assembled here by collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson are all mysterious, but their appeal is various. By turns poignant, humorous, erotic, and disturbing, their subject is the human condition. In ten stunning chapters every aspect of human experience--both public and private--is explored. Richly reproduced and with subtle tonalities marking their age, over 220 photographs showcase the work of photographers whose identities have been lost in time. The images are never anything less than mesmerizing and include previously unseen portraits of such stars as Cary Grant, Richard Burton, and Marlene Dietrich. Introduced by Alexander McCall Smith, this follow-up to Johnson's widely acclaimed Anonymous touches on birth, marriage, death, disease, hope, glory, and despair and a plethora of additional emotions, events, and human states, and will capture the imagination of any reader.

Copub: Thames and Hudson
ISBN
9780520269828
By
Johnson, Robert Flynn
Publisher
University of California Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108180
Location
L
1000 Nudes: Uwe Scheid Collection
$15.66
Description
Este libro contiene un comentario sobre la evolucin artstica y social de la representacin fotogrfica del cuerpo humano desde 1839 hasta 1939.
ISBN
9783822889350
By
Koetzle, Michael
Publisher
Taschen
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107222
Location
B
Guatemala Rainbow
$36.99
ISBN
9781566403214
By
Vecchiato, Gianni
Publisher
Pomegranate
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100119
Location
C
The Photograph: Composition and Color Design
$19.20
Description

Harald Mante, one of the most distinguished teachers of the photographic arts in Germany and an internationally recognized master of photography, brings his teaching to us in the English language for the first time in more than 30 years. In The Photograph Mante explains the elements that are essential to achieving the highest level of visual design in photographs. This book is geared toward the serious intermediate and advanced photographer who strives to create outstanding images.While a deep understanding of photographic techniques is required in order to master photography, technical knowledge alone is not sufficient to create outstanding images. Beyond the technical aspects, the crucial elements that determine the quality and strength of a photograph are the content of the image and its organization within the image frame. This is where the "art" of photography comes into play. Truly creative photography is based upon knowledge and mastery of design, and insight into how the viewer perceives images. The creative photographer can exploit this knowledge and push image making in new directions.In this book, Mante explores the principles of line, shape, point, color, contrast, composition, and design in significantly greater depth and at a higher level than most any book available to date. He also covers a number of techniques to enhance expressiveness in a photograph and support the photographer's intentions.These in-depth lessons are beautifully illustrated with more than 750 images from Mante's own portfolio, including over 160 diagrams. The Photograph is a unique book that is sure to become an invaluable reference for anyone involved in photography-from the hobbyist to the professional; for both the digital and analog photographer; and for those practicing, studying, criticizing, or administering in the visual arts.This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes 60 new images and illustrations. Also included are new chapters that cover analyzing shapes and colors and a discussion of the square image format.

ISBN
9781937538064
By
Mante, Harald
Publisher
Rocky Nook
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1100320
Location
A