I-45b. The Photographic Book since 1843 (10 hours) - Advance Reading List

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  • Preliminary Advices

    Asterisks indicate key things to read if students have the time. All other readings are suggested but not required.

  • Photobooks: General

    Auer, Michel and Michele Auer. Photo Photo Photo Books: 802 Photobooks from the M + M Auer Collection. Hermance: Éditions M+M, 2007.

    Benson, Richard. “An Artist’s Perspective on the Photomechanical Alternative to Silver.” In Photography: Discovery and Invention, 109-16. Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1990. Papers delivered at a symposium celebrating the invention of photography.

    **Benson, Richard. The Printed Picture. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2008.

    Brunet, Francois. Photography and Literature. London: Reaktion Books, 2009.

    Fernández, Horacio. Fotos & Libros: Espana 1905–1977. Madrid: Accion Cultural Espagnola, 2014.

    Fernández, Horacio. The Latin American Photobook. New York: Aperture, 2011.

    Foster, Sheila J., Manfred Heiting, and Rachel Stuhlman. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Rochester: George Eastman House, 2007.

    Gernsheim, Helmut. Incunabula of British Photographic Literature: a Bibliography of British Photographic Literature, 1839-75, and British Books Illustrated with Original Photographs. London: Scolar Press, 1984.

    Goldschmidt, Lucien and Weston J. Naef. The Truthful Lens: A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book 1844–1914. New York: The Grolier Club, 1980.

    Heidtmann, Frank. Wie das Photo ins Buch kam: der Weg zu photographisch illustrierten Buch anhand einer bibliographischen Skizze der frühen deutschen Publikationen mit Original-Photographien, Photolithographien, Lichtdrucken, Photogravuren, Autotypien und mit Illustrationen in weiteren photomechanischen Reproduktionsverfahren: eine Handreichung für Bibliothekare und Antiquare, Buch- und Photohistoriker, Bibliophile und Photographikasammler, Publizisten und Museumsleute. Berlin: Verlag A. Spitz, 1984.

    Jaeger, Roland. Autopsie, Band 1: Deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918 bis 1945. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Gottingen: Steidl, 2012.

    –––. Autopsie, Band 2: Deutschsprachige Fotobücher 1918 bis 1945. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Gottingen: Steidl, 2014.

    Karasik, Mikhail. The Soviet Photobook 1920–1941. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Gottingen: Steidl, 2015.

    Newhall, Beaumont. Photography and the Book. Boston: Trustees of the Boston Public Library, 1983.

    Parr, Martin and Gerry Badger. The Photobook: A History. 3 vols. London: Phaidon, 2005–2014.

    Parr, Martin and Wassink Lundgren, The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2016.

    Pfrunder, Peter. Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present: A Different History of Photography. Baden: Lars Muller Publishers, 2011.

    Ritchin, Fred and Carole Naggar. Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonne. London: Phaidon, 2016.

    Roth, Andrew. The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. New York: PPP Editions, 2001.

    Roth, Andew, ed. The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present. Goteborg: Hasselblad Center, 2004.

    Ryuichi, Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian. Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s. New York: Aperture, 2009.

    Ryuichi, Kaneko and Manfred Heiting. The Japanese Photobook 1912–1990. Gottingen: Steidl, 2017.

    van Haaften, Julia. “‘Original Sun Pictures’: A Checklist of the New York Public Library’s Holdings of Early Works Illustrated with Photographs, 1844–1900.” Bulletin of the New York Public Library 80 (1977): 355-415.

    Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London. The Photograph Collector’s Guide. London: Oldbourne Press, 1979.

  • Albums

    Bann, Stephen, ed. Art and the Early Photographic Album. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

    Batchen, Geoffrey. Photography’s Objects. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Art Museum, 1997.

    Curtis, Verna Posever. Photographic Memory: The Album in the Age of Photography. New York: Aperture, 2011.

    Di Bello, Patrizia. Women’s Albums and Photography in Victorian England: Ladies, Mothers and Flirts. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

    Siegel, Elizabeth. Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2009.

  • Session One: Introduction and Overview to the Course / The Earliest Photobooks

    **Armstrong, Carol. Scenes in a Library: Reading the Photograph in the Book 1843–1875. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1998.

    Hamber, Anthony. Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2018.

    Jammes, Isabelle. Blanquart-Evrard et les origines de l’édition photographique française: catalogue raisonné des albums photographiques édités, 1851–1855. Geneve: Droz, 1981.

    Macartney, Hilary and Jose Manuel Matilla, eds. Copied by the Sun: Talbotype Illustrations to The Annals of the Artists of Spain by Sir William Stirling Maxwell: Studies and Catalogue Raisonné. Madrid: Museu Nacional del Prado / Centro Estudios Europa Hispanica, 2016.

    Nickel, Douglas R. “Nature’s Supernaturalism: William Henry Fox Talbot and Botanical illustration.” In Intersections: Lithography, Photography and the Traditions of Printmaking, 15-24. Edited by Kathleen Stewart Howe. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

    Schaaf, Larry J. ed. J. H Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature, facsimile ed. New York: Hans P. Kraus, Jr., 1989.

    Schaaf, Larry J. Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins. Edited by Joshua Chuang. New York: The New York Public Library, 2018.

    Schaaf, Larry J. “‘The Caxton of Photography’: Talbot’s Etchings of Light.” In William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography, 161-89. Edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean, and Chitra Ramalingam. New Haven: Yale University Press, Yale Center for British Art, 2013.

    Schaaf, Larry J. “Third Census of H. Fox Talbot’s The Pencil of Nature.” History of Photography 36 (2012): 99-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/03087298.2012.632561

    Smith, Graham. “H. Fox Talbot’s ‘Scotch Views’ for Sun Pictures in Scotland (1845).” In The Photobook: From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond, 17-34. Edited by Patrizia di Bello, Colette Wilson, and Shamoon Zamir. London: Routledge, 2012.

    Stevenson, Sara. The Personal Art of David Octavius Hill. New Haven: Yale UP, 2002.

  • Session Two: The Nineteenth Century, Photography in Silver and the Pasted-in Print

    **Armstrong, Carol. Scenes in a Library: Reading the Photograph in the Book 1843–1875. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1998.

    Athens, Elizabeth. “Relic, Photograph, Text: Picturing History in Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War.” History of Photography 41 (2017): 76-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/03087298.2016.1274087

    Cox, Julian and Colin Ford. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003.

    Daniel, Malcolm Daniel. “Sorting out Duchenne de Boulogne.” In Le livre, la photographie, l’image, & la Lettre: Essays in Honour of André Jammes, 253-60. Edited by Sandra Hindman, Isabelle Jammes, Bruno Jammes, and Hans P. Kraus Jr. Paris: Aux editions des Cendres, 2015.

    Hamber, Anthony J. “Facsimile, Scholarship, and Commerce: Aspects of the Photographically Illustrated Art Book (1839–1880).” In Art and the Early Photographic Album, 123-50. Edited by Stephen Bann. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

    Nickel, Douglas R. Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2004.

    Taylor, Roger. George Washington Wilson, Artist and Photographer, 1823–93. Aberdeen: Aberdeen UP, 1981.

  • Session Three: Not Fade Away: The Rise of the Photomechanical Processes

    Brookman, Philip, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, Rebecca Solnit, and Andy Grundberg. Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2010.

    Hamber, Anthony J. “Facsimile, Scholarship, and Commerce: Aspects of the Photographically Illustrated Art Book (1839–1880).” In Art and the Early Photographic Album, 123-50. Edited by Stephen Bann. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

    **Hammond, Anne. “Aesthetic Aspects of the Photomechanical Print.” In British Photography in the Nineteenth Century: The Fine Art Tradition, 163-79. Edited by Mike Weaver. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989.

    Newhall, Nancy. P.H. Emerson: The Fight for Photography as a Fine Art. New York: Aperture, 1975.

    Ovenden, Richard. John Thomson (1837–1921): Photographer. Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 1997.

    Stieglitz, Alfred. Camera Work: The Complete Photographs 1903–1917. Edited by Pam Roberts. Köln: Taschen, 2013.

  • Session Four: Fit to Print: Photography in Ink and the Mass Image

    Benson, Richard. “Photography in Print.” In The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the 20th Century, 285–92. Edited by Andrew Roth. New York: PPP Editions, 2001.

    Campany, David. “Recalcitrant Intervention: Walker Evans’s Pages.” In The Photobook from Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond, 71-90. Edited by Patrizia di Bello, Colette Wilson, and Shamoon Zamir. London: Routledge, 2012.

    Campany, David. Walker Evans: The Magazine Work. Gottingen: Steidl, 2014.

    Campany, David. “‘Working for Magazines’ and ‘Works’ for Magazines: Walker Evans, the Popular Press, and Conceptual Art.” In Walker Evans, 33–37. Edited by Clement Cheroux. Munich: Prestel, 2017.

    Doss, Erika. “Life’s Impact: Circulation, Copycats, and Reader Response.” In Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, 110-25. Edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh. New Haven: Yale UP, 2020.

    Eskildsen, Ute. Irving Penn: Objects for the Printed Page. Essen: Museum Folkwang, 2002.

    Frizot, Michel. Germaine Krull Paris: Editions Hazan, 2015.

    Galassi, Peter. “For the Printed Page: Cartier-Bresson’s Work in the Periodical Press.” In Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century, 328–53. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2010.

    **Handy, Ellen. “Printing Life Magazine at R.R. Donnelley & Sons.” In Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, 86-97. Edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh. New Haven: Yale UP, 2020.

    Hoffmann, Katherine. “Sowing the Seeds/Setting the Stage: Steichen, Stieglitz and The Family of Man.” History of Photography 29, no.4, (2005): 320–30.

    Meister, Sarah Hermanson and Marley Blue Lewis. “Bill Brandt’s Published Photostories, 1939–1945.” In Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, 46-203. By Sarah Hermanson Meister. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2013.

    **Szarkowski, John. “Photographs in Ink.” In Photography until Now, 177–247. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1989.

  • Session Five: The Ubiquitous Image: Photolithography

    Azim, Dalia. “Books, Special Editions, Portfolios.” In Freidlander, 444-59. Edited by Peter Galassi. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005.

    Bair, Nadya. “The Decisive Network: Producing Henri Cartier-Bresson at Mid-Century.” History of Photography 40, no. 2 (2016): 146-66.

    Benson, Richard. “Photography in Print.” In The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, 285-92. Edited by Andrew Roth. New York: PPP Editions, 2001.

    **Benson, Richard. “Working with Lee.” In Freidlander, 436-43. Edited by Peter Galassi. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005.

    Brouws, Jeff, Wendy Burton, and Hermann Zschiegner, eds. Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2013.

    Eggleston, William. William Eggleston’s Guide, 2nd ed. With an essay by John Szarkowski. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.

    Glick, William J. In the Service of Scholarship: Harold Hugo & The Meriden Gravure Company. New Castle: Oak Knoll Company, 2017.

    Greenough, Sarah. Looking in: Robert Frank’s The Americans, Expanded Edition. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2009.

    Koudelka, Josef. Josef Koudelka: The Making of Exiles. Edited by Michel Frizot and Clément Chéroux. Paris: Collection de Photographies du Centre Pompidou / Editions du centre Pompidou / Editions Xavier Barral, 2017.

    **Szarkowski, John. “Photographs in Ink.” In Photography until Now, 177–247. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1989.

    Williams, Val. Martin Parr, 2nd ed. London: Phaidon, 2014.