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Photo Lovers Unite!

Reviewing: Ian Jeffrey The Photography Book  |  Rating:
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I've had this book for years. I don't ever want to be without it. Whenever I need inspiration or my mind wants to wander for a while, I consult this collection of art and journalism images.

The content is varied ranging from war photographs to celebrity pop portraits. The photos included span from black and white, color and sepia, and said photos are printed using various processes, such as gelatin silver, platinum, C-type, bromide, photogravure and oil print.

The whole book is 520 pages. The photographs start on page 4. The last photograph is on page 503. The other sections include a brief introduction, a list of abbreviations used, acknowledgements, and a glossary of techniques and terms. The book costs $9.99 which I think is fair for its length, quality of photographs and content. It measures 4.75" across and 6.50" height.

I really like how the book is organized. It is in alphabetical order according to photographer name. So if a person was looking specifically for a Henri Cartier-Bresson photograph, they would open the book toward the front, and then slowly flip around until they found the correct name in the Cs.

I find this to be a very straight-forward, comprehensive yet concise, art reference book that I recommend to any enthusiast.