50 Photo Icons

Author(s): Hans Michael Koetzel
Publisher: Taschen
Date: 2001

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In art, context is important. Without the back-story and artist's history, it is difficult to assess the reasoning behind a given work and its cultural impact. Photo Icons takes this premise and fleshes out the key details of some of the most memorable images in the history of photography. The benefit of the book is that you will quickly become conversant in world history and the growth of photography as an artistic medium.