The duotone prints in the book are done on the great paper with amazing in quality.
Imagine also that Szarkowski's goal is something more than to show you great photographs--it is nothing less than to teach you how to see like a photographer.
Too many words sometimes for me but so inspirational for others which is what a good book such as this should do.
Very nice photographic history; well presented and written with an active voice.
-1 for the segmented feel, some descriptions are nondescript, i.e. Read more
"The critic's job is to place the particular example in the larger context." This book is a brilliant example. Read morePublished 12 months ago by TimoWhee
This was OK - especially if you totally ignore all of the words. Szarkowski drones on and on about nothing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Speedy
Very enjoyable book for photographers and those who love photography. Beginners will really profit from being familiar with this, plus if you don't know each image and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Langham
this book from john szarkowski as always is an excellent collection of photographs.
it has great quality and the print is perfect. Read more
"The Online Photographer" tipped me off to this excellent book, and boy were they right.
This book discusses 100 photographers (100 shots with no artist twice). Read more
This is a scholarly work by Szarkowski which makes engaging and insightful reading. Each page is prefaced by a short essay, most of which relate directly to the image. Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by GP
THis is for every collection. Whetehr you collect photgraphs or take them. This should be on your bookshelf. Own it.Published on February 7, 2012 by chupacabrathe wookie
The book was in better shape and came sooner than I expected. Amazing read too, I'm keeping it in our library.Published on December 26, 2011 by A. Ullman