Into the Woods: Trees in Photography (Photography Library; Victoria and Albert Museum)

Martin Barnes


An elegant introduction to the tree as photographic subject

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Equalled perhaps only by the human figure, trees, and their distinctive patterns of branch, bark, leaf and root, have offered arresting subjects for photographers across the centuries. Surveying aesthetics, intent and approach, Into the Woods: Trees in Photography explores the arboreal motif throughout the medium’s history.

The V&A Photography Library is an introductory series designed to explore the diverse art of photography through the expansive archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world’s leading museum of art and design.

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Format: PLC

Size: 25.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 141

Publication date: 24 October 2019

ISBN: 9780500480533

About the Author

Martin Barnes is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum.