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The Photobook : A History Volume III
by Gerry Badger


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The third volume in an authoritative and comprehensive series, The Photobook: A History volume III provides a unique perspective on the story of contemporary photography through the genre of the photobook. Continuing in the vein of the first two volumes, Volume III is a study of the major trends and movements that have shaped the photobook genre globally since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The third volume in an authoritative and comprehensive series, The Photobook: A History volume III provides a unique perspective on the story of contemporary photography through the genre of the photobook. Continuing in the vein of the first two volumes, Volume III is a study of the major trends and movements that have shaped the photobook genre globally since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century. Volume III pays particular attention to photobooks published after World War II, covering contemporary themes of modern life, from diaristic photography of place and people to twentieth‐century propaganda books and some of the finest works to emerge from the recent self‐publishing boom. The Photobook volumes represent a valuable catalogue of rare and important photobooks, and since Phaidon published Volume I in 2004, are now regarded by academics, students and photobook bibliophiles as the definitive works on this subject.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714866772
  • ISBN-10: 0714866776
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 10.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.25 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Parr and Badger present the third and final volume in their series covering the photobook, with highlights from over 200 titles spanning the post-WWII era to the present, many of which were self-published or whose makers remain anonymous. Topics vary widely, from propaganda and protest to sex, identity, and memory, to found photography. All 200 covers and several interior pages from each photobook have been reproduced, resulting in an incredible visual feast of styles and subject matter from around the globe. Further, each volume is meticulously described, as is its photographer, in accompanying essays. Highlights include Ken Schles's haunting images from Invisible City, Todd Hido's groundbreaking House Hunting, and Sophie Calle's recent book about her mother's death, Rachel, Monique. While many books deal with death, war, and atrocities, there are several humorous gems, such as Joachim Schmid's volume of found photographs, Size Matters, and Jiao Putta's government-produced food shots in Catalogue of Meat Products. Contemporary art and photo lovers will appreciate Parr and Badger's wealth of knowledge about modern photography. 800 color illus. (Mar.)

 
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