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On Slowness: Toward an Aesthetic of the Contemporary

by Lutz Koepnick Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand...


A Doctor in The Great War

by Andrew Davidson Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 07, 2014)

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


Snowflakes in Photographs

by W. A. Bentley Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Over 850 illustrations of snow crystals, photographed by Bentley during a 50-year period, for use by artists, designers, and craftspeople in a variety of creative projects.


Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs

by Stanley Appelbaum & James Camner Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

361 portraits, from 1860s to 1950 of over 400 stars. Informative captions. An illustrious collection, long overdue.


New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs

by Joseph Byron Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Here are 120 wonderful vintage views — street scenes, parks, restaurants, commercial interiors, Easter Parade, Blizzard of '99, Coney Island, a dinner for Mark Twain, etc. Informative text.


The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Photographic Sequences

by Eadweard Muybridge Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Sixty of the best, most representative sequences from original 5,000 prints. Taken at speeds up to 1/6000th of a second, incredibly precise images show undraped male and female subjects in many activities.


The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

by Ulrich Keller Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing,...


New York in the Thirties

by Berenice Abbott Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

Nearly 100 classic images by noted photographer: Rockefeller Center on the rise, Bowery restaurants, dramatic views of the City's bridges, Washington Square, old movie houses, rows of old tenements, and many...


The Depression Years as Photographed by Arthur Rothstein

by Arthur Rothstein Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

Outstanding 1930s photos: famous dust storm photo, ragged children, the unemployed, much more. 120 photographs. Captions.


Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs 1839-1914

by Robert F. Looney Dover Publications (June 06, 2013)

215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition,...


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


The Mississippi Steamboat Era in Historic Photographs: Natchez to New Orleans, 1870-1920

by Joan W. Gandy & Thomas H. Gandy Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

170 rare and valuable photographs of Mississippi River and its vessels: major steamboats, luxurious interiors, passenger portraits, cargoes, mail boats, capsized ships, much more. Informative text.


Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929

by William Lee Younger Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

157 photographs, many never before reprinted, show the vitality and variety of old Brooklyn: waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights, Ebbets Field, Luna Park, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach...


Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown

by Arnold Genthe & John Kuo Wei Tchen Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

130 rare photos offer fascinating visual record of Chinatown before the great 1906 earthquake. Informative text traces history of Chinese in California.


Old Washington, D.C. in Early Photographs, 1846-1932

by Robert Reed Dover Publications (May 21, 2013)

224 rare photos: Lincoln's inauguration, Ford's Theater in 1865, Frederick Douglass, Women's Suffrage Parade, Georgetown in 1893, more. Stunning views by Brady, Bishop, Peale, others. Pre-Civil War to modern...


Children's Fashions of the Past in Photographs

by Alison Mager Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

Capture a glimpse of yesteryear with these 165 studio photos of American and European children from the 1860s to the 1920s.


Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs

by Kristina Harris Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

Vintage photographs depict girls playing dress-up in their mothers' clothes, a boy dressed in Little Lord Fauntleroy style, and scores of other representative portraits. Captions.


Animals in Motion

by Eadweard Muybridge Dover Publications (August 27, 2012)

Nearly 4,000 photographs in series, stopped action, of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography.


How the Other Half Lives

by Jacob Riis Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early American photography. Over 100 photographs.


This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains

by David Stark & Nancy Warner Columbia University Press (October 29, 2013)

Nancy Warner’s photographs and David Stark’s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D....


Portraiture and Photography in Africa

by John M Peffer & Elisabeth Lynn Cameron Indiana University Press (July 24, 2013)

Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important...


The Historian's Eye

by Matthew Frye Jacobson The University of North Carolina Press (March 26, 2019)

Between 2009 and 2013, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out with a camera to explore and document what...


Timeline Analog 1

by John Buck Tablo Publishing (March 30, 2015)

Timeline Analog 1 (1860-1971) traces the amazing story of editing's evolution. Learn how filmmakers like Méliès, Griffith and Vertov used editing to craft masterpieces and how inventors like Serrurier and...


Photographic Literacy

by Katherine M. H. Reischl Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

Photography, introduced to Russia in 1839, was nothing short of a sensation. Its rapid proliferation challenged the other arts, including painting and literature, as well as the very integrity of the self. If...


Unseen

by Dana Canedy, Darcy Eveleigh, Damien Cave & Rachel L. Swarns Hachette Books (October 17, 2017)

Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times--until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before published photographs...


The Ethics of Seeing

by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts & Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann Berghahn Books (January 09, 2018)

Throughout Germany's tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled...


Light and Air

by Jerry W. Cotten & Stephen J. Fletcher The University of North Carolina Press (August 31, 2017)

A trailblazer for women photographers in the South, North Carolina's Bayard Wootten (1875-1959) overcame economic hardship, gender discrimination, and the obscurity of a small-town upbringing to become the state's...


From Darkroom to Daylight

by Harvey Wang Daylight Books (July 30, 2016)

Harvey Wang explores the shift from film to digital through a collection of portraits and interviews with more than 40 prominent photographers. For a print version that includes interviews as well as photographs...


Museum of Broken Relationships

by Olinka Vi¿tica & Dra¿en Grubi¿i¿ Grand Central Publishing (November 14, 2017)

From the tiny museum that has become an international phenomenon comes a delightful, crowdsourced gift book in the vein of Humans of New York and PostSecret: a lively celebration of the objects that outlast...


A New Continent, a New World: Discovery and Conquest During the Age of Exploration

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It’s that time of exploration and keeping new discoveries at bay. This book is your ultimate stock of knowledge about all the notable discoveries and conquests during the age of exploration. Don’t get lost...


Shooting Lincoln

by Nicholas Pistor Da Capo Press (September 19, 2017)

Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. Together they brought the Civil War and all of its terrible suffering into Northern living rooms. Newspapers sold out when they ran...


Early Japanese Images

by Terry Bennett Tuttle Publishing (February 19, 2013)

This fascinating Japanese photography book features over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan.

Almost one-fourth of the images are...


Dinosaurs 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 16 Dinosaurs With Coloring Pages)

by Janet Evans Speedy Kids (March 31, 2014)

A book of dinosaurs from Janet Evans featuring the world's top 16 most loved dinosaurs. This book brings these magnificent creatures back to life again with its amazing pictures, numerous fun facts and featuring...


More Toronto Sketches: The Way We Were

by Mike Filey Dundurn (September 01, 1993)

These are collections of Mike Filey's best work from his popular and long-running Toronto Sun column, "The Way We Were."


An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

by Jo-Anne Christensen & Dennis Shappka Dundurn (September 01, 1999)

A collection of photographs through which moments in Edmonton's past are captured.


Dinosaurs: 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 16 Dinosaurs)

by Janet Evans Baby Professor (September 15, 2013)

DINOSAURS: 101 SUPER FUN FACTS AND AMAZING PICTURES ( FEATURING THE WORLD's TOP 16 DINOSAURS) This book depicts the wonder of the world of Dinosaurs in all its glory. Children are given a well-rounded understanding...


Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves

by Ann-Janine Morey Penn State University Press (August 29, 2014)

Dogs are as ubiquitous in American culture as white picket fences and apple pie, embracing all the meanings of wholesome domestic life—family, fidelity, comfort, protection, nurturance, and love—as well...


LIFE Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later: The Attach - The Aftermath - The Legacy

by The Editors of Life Life (November 25, 2016)

LIFE commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.


TIME 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images Of All Time

by The Editors of Time Time (October 18, 2016)

Since its inception, TIME magazine has been synonymous not just with outstanding journalism, but also with outstanding photography. Now, to mark the 175th anniversary of photography and the birth of photojournalism,...


The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

by John Hannavy Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. Take a step back between...


Do Dinosaurs Fly? Prehistoric Animal Learning for Kids of All Ages: Dinosaur Books Encyclopedia for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Though dinosaurs no longer exist, their past continue to provide clues to the future. This book describes some of these magnificent beasts, with strong emphasis on their flight capability. The use of images...


Big Feet, Small Feet : Book of Prehistoric Animals for Kids: Prehistoric Creatures Encyclopedia

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Encourage your child to open the pages of this book to meet the different kinds of prehistoric animals. Knowledge of these animals is very important in terms of helping a child understand the theory of evolution....


The Lightkeepers' Menagerie: Stories of Animals at Lighthouses

by Elinor De Wire Pineapple Press (October 17, 2015)

Elinor De Wire has been writing about lighthouses and their keepers since 1972. During that time she found that hundreds of lighthouse animals wandered into her research notes and photo collection. This book...


Diane Arbus

by Arthur Lubow Ecco (June 07, 2016)

The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc...