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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Foundational Books

In the comments to the post "Elliott Erwitt by Łukasz Kacperczyk," Sean Winslow wrote: "Perhaps you can offer 'ten foundational books that every photographer should read,' 'ten books of landscapes,' and 'ten books of documentary and portrait photograhy' as a few of your upcoming lists of ten, for the incompletely educated like myself."

Do you mean a list like this one? (Hope this helps.)

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

4 Comments:

Blogger Sean Winslow said...

Yes.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Helcio Tagliolatto said...

May I add two I bougth used recently?
"Faces of the Twentieth Century", by Mark E.Harris

"The Craft of Photography", by David Vestal

7:28 PM  
Blogger Dierk Haasis said...

Here's one relatively new reference book:

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

It's a big, not really cheap tome covering in known Oxford Companion fashion history, esthetics and technology of photography.

Another interesting book to get would be

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Not much about photography but more about esthetics and the visual arts.

1:52 AM  
Blogger Dave New said...

Thanks. You just created my Christmas Wish List. I forwarded the page to my relatives, and indicated that any/all of the books would be suitable. 8-)

11:28 AM  

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