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The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography

Nathalie Herschdorfer


The definitive reference to photography, with more than 1,200 entries and 300 photographs, now available in paperback

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The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography encompasses the history, art and science of photography. At a time when information is instantly accessible on the internet, but is often of doubtful reliability or provenance, this ambitious project reasserts the veracity, reliability and accuracy of scholarly research in reference publishing.

Compiled under the editorial guidance of Nathalie Herschdorfer and in consultation with an international panel of 150 experts, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography is based on fresh scholarship by seventy-nine researchers from sixteen countries. It features over 300 iconic photographs and contains more than 1,200 concise yet fully detailed entries on all aspects of the subject. The culmination of nearly ten years of development and research, this is the truly definitive reference to photography.

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'An indispensable resource for new readers and professionals alike'
Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London

'A landmark publication for photography and one that will be read for years to come'
Black & White Photography

'A delight to browse'
RPS Journal

'Epic … an absolute pleasure to read'
What Digital Camera

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Edition Type: New Format

Size: 30.2 x 19.6 cm

Extent: 438 pp

Publication date: 2 January 2018

ISBN: 9780500544990

Contents List

Preface • Index of entries • Panel of international experts • Contributor biographies • Dictionary entries A–Z

About the Author

Nathalie Herschdorfer is an author and curator specialised in photography. She is the director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland, and a curator with FEP (Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography). She has written a number of books amongst which are Afterwards, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography, Coming into Fashion and reGeneration, all published by Thames & Hudson.