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4.0 out of 5 stars Famous Scenes, Human Pathos, and Restrained Beauty
Before considering this book, let me note that like many photography books this one contains a fair number of nude images of men and women that will offend some. If bare flesh is not something you want to see in your books, avoid this one.
Grading this book was difficult. The photographs were well chosen to be interesting and rewarding, were reproduced faithfully,...
Published on Nov. 14 2000 by Donald Mitchell

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3.0 out of 5 stars It rather depends on your tastes
First of all, read Donald W. Mitchell's review of the book. It contains a lot of information on the book itself. I strongly agree with his comments on the text which does little more than tell you what school the photographer belongs to and, rather often, how they died violently. Not at all informative, rarely relevant to the actual photograph and much more suitable to a...
Published on Nov. 17 2000 by Graham Wills


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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, Sept. 23 1998
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This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
This is the most complete, comprehensive, and fun photography book I've ever seen. It covers 150 years, the entire history of the medium, in an appealing and easy-to-use format. A great reference guide and educational as well. I especially like the cross-referencing system. 500 photos. from A to Z.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding, March 25 2004
This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
What pictures, what beauty, what a blend of art in photography, what a beautiful cover, page design, typeface, everything is just simple beauty. A must have if you have a coffee table or if you love good photography. The masters are shown here. You won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Facinating, also a greate Gift for friends and relatives, Dec 8 1998
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This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
My wife and I both saw this book while on vacation in Florida, we did not buy it immediately, but when we did we showed it to many of our friends who hava all asked where they could find it. It truly is a facinating account.
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4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good overall, Jan. 28 1998
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This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
This book is a good starting point for anyone intersted in photography. A nice assortment of fashion photographers and a bit eurocentric, but still and all, a good book for the beginner. Lawrence
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Pictures, Feb. 3 2000
This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
Every page of this book is filled with great pictures that show both black and white photography and also color. If you are at all interested in photography you must have this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Photo Book, June 30 2000
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This book was very interesting and the reading about the pictures was very discriptive and interesting.Some things were very exotic wich was cool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars want to see pictures, Aug. 30 1999
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This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
want pictures of woman showing 6
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