I-45. The Photographic Book since 1844 - Advance Reading List
The asterisked items in the lists below are the most important to have read prior to class. Some of these books may be difficult to locate: we recommend utilizing inter-library loan when possible.
History of Photography (General)
* Coe, Brian and Mark Haworth-Booth. A Guide to Early Photographic Processes. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.
Frizot, Michel, ed. A New History of Photography. Koln: Konemann, 1998.
Hambourg, Maria Morris, et al. The Waking Dream: Photography’s First Century. Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993.
Lebeck, Robert and Bodo von Dewitz. Kiosk: A History of Photojournalism. Gottingen: Steidl, 2001.
Lemagny, Jean-Claud and André Rouillé, eds. A History of Photography: Social and Cultural Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
McKitterick, David. Old Books, New Technologies: The Representation, Conservation, and Transformation of Books since 1700. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Bann, Stephen, ed. Art and the Early Photographic Album. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2011.
Batchen, Geoff. Photography’s Objects. Albequerque, NM: 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, 2010.
Fernández, Horacio. The Latin American Photobook. New York: Aperture, 2011.
Fernández, Horacio, ed. Fotos & Libros: España 1905–1977. Madrid: Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia & Acción Cultural Española, 2014.
Gernsheim, Helmut. Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, 1839–1875. London: Scolar Press, 1984.
Gierstenberg, Fritz and Rik Suermondt, eds. The Dutch Photobook: A Thematic Selection from 1945 Onwards. New York, Aperture, 2012.
* Goldschmidt, Lucien and Weston J. Naef. The Truthful Lens: A Survey of the Photographically Illustrated Book, 1844–1914. New York: The Grolier Club, 1980.
Kaneko, Ryuichi and Ivan Vartanian. Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ‘70s. New York: Aperture, 2009.
* Parr, Martin and Gerry Badger. The Photobook: A History. London: Phaidon, 2005–14. Three volumes; see especially Volume I.
Parr, Martin and Wassink Lundgren. The Chinese Photobook: From the 1900s to the Present. New York: Aperture, 2015.
Ritchen, Fred and Carol Naggar, eds. Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné. London: Phaidon, 2016.
* Roth, Andrew. The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. New York: PPP Editions, 2001.
Roth, Andrew, ed. The Open Book: A History of the Photographic Book from 1878 to the Present. Goteborg: The Hasselblad Center, 2004.
White, Mus. From the Mundane to the Magical: Photographically Illustrated Children’s Books, 1854–1945 and Beyond. Los Angeles, CA: Dawson’s Book Shop, 1999.
Armstrong, Carol. Scenes in a Library: Reading the Photograph in the Book, 1843–1875. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998.
Di Bello, Patrizia, Colette Wilson, and Shamoon Zamir, eds. The Photobook: From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2012.
* Forster, Sheila J., Manfred Heiting, and Rachel Stuhlman. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Rochester, NY: George Eastman House, 2007.
Newhall, Beaumont. Photography and the Book. Boston: Boston Public Library, 1983.
* Szarkowski, John. Photography Until Now. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1989 (paperback edition, 1992). Read “Photographs in Ink,” pp. 177–248.
Greenough, Sarah, ed. Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans. Washington, DC and London: National Gallery of Art in Association with Steidl, 2009.
Hilary Macartney and José 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: Museo Nacional del Prado and Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2016.
Roberts, Pam, ed. Alfred Stieglitz: Camera Work: The Complete Photographs 1903–1917. Koln: Taschen, 2013.
Schaaf, Larry J. “Third Census of H. Fox Talbot’s ‘The Pencil of Nature.’” History of Photography 36:1 (February 2012): 99–120.