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by Peter Stepan


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I think the book's title actually meant to refer to 20th century "photographers" that are viewed as icons by their peers, and not famous photographs of the 20th century

Ships from and sold by Anybooks Shop. I think the book's title actually meant to refer to 20th century "photographers" that are viewed as icons by their peers, and not famous photographs of the 20th century. The ones I hadn't previously heard of (a little more than half a dozen) are mostly early 20th century photographers.

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They also reveal what parts of the 20th century have looked like. This book was produced by the German Publishing Company, Prestel. In turn, many of the 90 photographers exhibited in this book are German. Recommended for the value of its content and its careful, consistent presentation of great photography. ADavid Bryant, New Canaan . Quite frankly, I have never heard of many of these photographers. If I were German, maybe I would know their works. The other weakness of this book are a number of images from contemporary photogaphers.

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Icons of Photography: The 20th Century (Paperback). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Ninety seminal images by the world's greatest artists provide a stunning tour of the twentieth-century's greatest photographs. From the first image, Heinrich Zille's "Nine Boys Practising Handstands" to the final, Nan Goldin's backstage portrait of transvestite performers, this generously illustrated volume explores photography's impact on the way we experience the world.

PETER STEPAN is an art historian and curator whose many books include Icons of Photography: The 20th Century and Photos That Changed the World (both by Prestel).

More than ninety of the century's best photographers are presented in this richly illustrated volume with some 160 icons of the genre. This selection focuses not only on universally famous and artistically stunning images by renowned photographers, but also on the discovery of lesser known pictures of exquisite quality. PETER STEPAN is an art historian and curator whose many books include Icons of Photography: The 20th Century and Photos That Changed the World (both by Prestel). Библиографические данные. Icons of Photography: The 20th Century Icons Series Prestel's Icons.

The public vote for the greatest icon of the 20th century. You can no longer vote. Voting for Icons has closed. You can discover the winner as voted for by the audience above. Explore how impactful icons are and discover the truth behind their reputations.

Ninety seminal images by the world's greatest artists provide a stunning tour of the twentieth-century's greatest photographs. From the first image, Heinrich Zille's "Nine Boys Practising Handstands" to the final, Nan Goldin's backstage portrait of transvestite performers, this generously illustrated volume explores photography's impact on the way we experience the world. Every major photographer is represented in double-page spreads, which feature one full-page image, a brief essay on the artist, and additional images of note. Presented chronologically, photographs testify to the evolution of an art form that is continually reinventing itself. From portraiture, photojournalism, and abstraction, to landscape, fashion, and works that transcend genre labels, the selection of masterworks presented here demonstrates the beauty of photography in all its variety.

Comments: (6)

Nahelm
I think the book's title actually meant to refer to 20th century "photographers" that are viewed as icons by their peers, and not famous photographs of the 20th century.

As a follow up to some previous comments, I live in the US and I have previously heard of most of the German photographers mentioned in this book. The ones I hadn't previously heard of (a little more than half a dozen) are mostly early 20th century photographers.

These are the German & Austrian photographers mentioned in this volume: Ellen Auerbach (born 1906), Herbert Bayer (born 1900), Bernd & Hilla Becher, Ilse Bing, Karl Blossfeldt, Chargesheimer, Gisele Freund, Robert Hausser (born 1924), Heinz Hajek-Halke (born 1898), Horst P. Horst, Lotte Jacobi, Stefan Moses (born 1928), Helmut Newton, Walter Peterhaus (born 1897), Albert-Renger Patzsch, Thomas Ruff, Erich Salomon, Otto Steinert (born 1915), Umbo (born 1902), Wols (born 1913), Heinrich Zille (born 1858).

I do have to note though the absence of Japanese photographers like Hosoe & Moriyama, and also of Robert Frank, Harry Callahan, Eliott Erwitt, Andreas Gursky, etc. Also, as another follow up to a previous comment, Martin Parr does not appear in this book.

I find the book to be a succinct survey of Westerners that have shaped 20th Century photography.

If you're looking for a more comprehensive survey of important photographers and their full biographies see the 1200+ pages 3rd edition of "Contemporary Photographers", ISBN 1558621903 (or wait for the supposedly soon-to-be-released 4th edition, ISBN 1558623183).
Beazezius
Book was very comprehensive and full of useful, interesting information as well as stunning imagery. I highly recommend this title for any photographer or enthusiast.
Malaris
Top rate mini-bios of photographers from its beginning to contemporary artists. Many noted photos too.
Shalinrad
What can go wrong with a book that shows a bunch of 20th century artists?
This book is a classic table top book.
Delari
I have to echo what others have said -- many of the photos in this book do not bear the title "iconic". Moreover, in the case of several of the truly outstanding photographers, less-than-the-best has been chosen as "iconic".

More specifically, the book (like so many books published in continental Europe, in my opinion) is badly edited and proofed. In particular, some photos are badly reproduced. At least one is reversed.
xander
Anyone who knows photography will recognize immediately that many of the true Icons of the 20th Century are sadly missing. The title is presumptuous, innaccurate and misleading. A publisher and writer would be wise to do the proper research before attempting such a project.
Icons of Photography: The 20th Century download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Peter Stepan
ISBN: 3791333364
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Prestel USA; 2nd edition (April 28, 2005)
Pages: 200 pages