How to Read a Photograph


Unlock the secrets of photography’s greats, from the dawn of the craft to the 21st century


ISBN: 9780500295380 Category:

Mr Ian Jeffrey, Max Kozloff


Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information, making this book the ideal gallery companion for photography aficionados everywhere.

Additional information

Weight 1397 g
Dimensions 25 x 18.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 26 November 2019
Number of pages 448
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 25 x 18.1 cm
Weight 1397 g


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Ian Jeffrey is a writer and art historian. He is the author of several illustrated books on the history of photography. Max Kozloff is an American art historian, art critic and photographer. He is former art editor at The Nation, and Executive Editor of Artforum.