More Reviews for The Photography Encyclopedia
"Illustrated with hundreds of well-reproduced black-and-white photogrpahs, this volume is a beautiful presentation of a topic that is not exactly replete with reference literature. Most
of the coverage is biographical, but entries also discuss equipment, materials, processes, techniques, and other related terms."
"For a field as diverse and scattered as photography, this work manages to crop words as artfully as photographs. It covers all angles of photographers and the tools of their craft. Although the authors indicate their work is intended for young adults...it is really a work for all levels of readers. As a coffee table book, it is filled with carefully selected photographs portraying the irony and the beauty of life seen through the camera lens. As a reference work, the photographs are the glue between biographies and terminology. Additional sections list book reviews, films about photographers, and a time line of photography. Additional appendices include lists of US museums, galleries, manufacturers, booksellers,
etc.. The compilers provide URLs where available. Highly recommended for reference in any art collection; the political tenor of the photographs will make it useful for collections
in history and political science."
"[C]hock full of everything -- I can't think of anyone seriously interested in the medium who'd regret having this on the reference shelf."
"To some, photography is an art form, to others a chemical process, to others a business, to others a digital process (susceptible to morphing manipulation), to others a visual
narrative, and to some all of these. The McDarrahs' encyclopedia takes in all of these aspects of the artificial eye...In prose as clear as the many black-and-white photographs that illustrate the book, the McDarrahs sketch the history and explain the significance of the myriad subjects. [W]onderful."
"This well-produced volume achieves its authors' mission: to give the young reader (or his or her teacher or parents) a comprehensive overview of the medium in a single, illustrated,
easy-to-use volume...Other photographic reference books are not as comprehensive as this one...The authors...have written and edited five books in photography field, and in
this volume have given us a valuable reference tool...I highly recommend this work for both large and small, public and academic libraries."