How to Read a Photograph Lessons from Master Photographers
How to Read a Photograph
Lessons from Master Photographers
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2009
  • Price: $37.50
  • Trim Size: 6 34 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-7297-2
  • EAN: 9780810972971
  • Page Count: 400
  • Illustrations: 300 BW Photos, 100 Color Photos
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America Only

Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information.

How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers is the third book in Abrams successful series that includes How to Read a Painting and How to Read a Modern Painting.

About the author

Ian Jeffrey has written several books about photography, most notably the photography volume for Thames & Hudson’s “World of Art” series and Phaidon’s Photo Book. He lives in Coddenham, England. Max Kozloff is a prolific writer and photography critic. Formerly the editor of Artforum, he has taught numerous photography courses, and written many books including The Theater of Face and The Sadness of Men.