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The theatre of the face: portrait photography since 1900

The theatre of the face: portrait photography since 1900

Kozloff, Max

An engaging and authoritative xA0;commentary on the history xA0;of portrait photography by one of the world's leading photography critics, this book xA0;provides a new perspective on the history of the medium xA0;through examining the personalities both behind and in front of the camera, as well as the fascinating relationship between photographer and subject as revealed through the genre. Fully illustrated with over 300 Black and White and colour photographs, it covers a broad range of styles and movements xA0;from early portraitists such as Edward Sheriff Curtis xA0;to the well-known work of seminal xA0;figures xA0;including Walker Evans, Cecil Beaton and August Sander, as well as xA0;contemporary portraiture xA0;by xA0;Thomas Ruff, Philip Lorca diCorcia and Cindy Sherman. This book xA0;is an essential title for critics, students of photography, photography enthusiasts, or anyone with a general interest in portraiture

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Phaidon, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Max Kozloff
ISBN: 0714843725, 9780714843728
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-326) and index.
Physical Description: 335 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Subject: Portrait photography; Portrait photography History 20th century.

Author note

Max Kozloff is one of the leading photography critics working today, and the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships. Formerly the editor of Art Forum, he is a prolific writer whose contribution includes the first monograph on Jasper Johns, a book of collected essays entitled, Photography and Fascination(1978), two further books of essays on the medium, a study of Duane Michals and a history of New York street photography that accompanied a travelling museum show, which he curated in 2002. Kozloff has also taught on numerous photography courses and is a noted photographer himself, having exhibited in the United States, Mexico and India. His passion for portraiture stems from his own visual practice and informs his belief that this genre is photography x2019;s central project.