The Theatre of the Face (Hardcover)

Portrait Photography Since 1900

By Max Kozloff

Phaidon Press, 9780714843728, 335pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2007



The face is where we are. We kiss, eat, breathe and speak through it. It's where we look, listen and smell. It is where we think of ourselves as being finally and conclusively on show. It's the part we hide when we are ashamed and the bit we think we lose when we are in disgrace - Jonathon Green. This important publication reveals a new history of photography through portraiture with an engaging text that also reveals the personalities behind the camera and in front of it. As such, it is an essential text and will be the key title for photography students, specialists and enthusiasts for years to come, as well as appeal to a wide general readership who will engage with Max Kozloff's passion for the portrait and his lively and entertaining narrative.