The Photobook

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The Photobook

A History Volume III

By Gerry Badger

Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714866772, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2014


The third volume in an authoritative and comprehensive series, "The Photobook: A History volume III" provides a unique perspective on the story of contemporary photography through the genre of the photobook. Continuing in the vein of the first two volumes, " Volume III" is a study of the major trends and movements that have shaped the photobook genre globally since the birth of photography in the early nineteenth century. "Volume III" pays particular attention to photobooks published after World War II, covering contemporary themes of modern life, from diaristic photography of place and people to twentieth‐century propaganda books and some of the finest works to emerge from the recent self‐publishing boom. "The Photobook" volumes represent a valuable catalogue of rare and important photobooks, and since Phaidon published "Volume I" in 2004, are now regarded by academics, students and photobook bibliophiles as the definitive works on this subject.

About the Author
Badger is a photographer, architect and curator. He currently teaches history of photography at Brighton University.