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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    Was just looking through this new book at the bookshop - what a great book!

    Definately on my Xmas list...

    A couple of things I especially like about it is the attemp to avoid too much emphasis on what they call the normal European-American axis.

    Also, I don't think Adams or Weston get a single entry

    Their guiding theme is "intention, logic, continuity, climax, sense and perfection"

    Nice to see something that works to avoid the same old same old
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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    Could we have the facts of publication, please?

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    http://www.photoeye.com/templates/mShowDetailsbyCat.cfm?Catalog=PI146
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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    OK, Tim , now you know what i want for Christmas......

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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    ...and a rolleiflex possibly with xenotar or planar, and a 360 heliar. Mhmmm...that's it.

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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    The Hasselblad Centre has a useful list if you're stuck for ideas.

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    I haven't read the book and so wouldn't pass judgement on it. But it does seem a little odd to write a book about the history of photography books without mentioning the two photographers whose work has probably been the subject of more books than all other photographers in the history of the medium comnbined.
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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    it is a book of great conceptual integrity and rigor. volume 2 will be out in a few months.

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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    "I haven't read the book and so wouldn't pass judgement on it. But it does
    seem a little odd to write a book about the history of photography books
    without mentioning the two photographers whose work has probably been the
    subject of more books than all other photographers in the history of the
    medium comnbined."

    I think you answered your own question Brian
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    The Photobook: A History, Volume I

    "...what we have done is to try to start this project without preconceptions. No book or photographer has been automatically included just because the official history dictates it; many key fugures forn other histories have been excluded. We've omited a number of great photographers because thay've never made a great book. ..."

    from the preface

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