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Laura Noble
The Art Of Collecting Photography
HC 31 x 25 cm., 254 pp.
Ava 2006

Establishing a collection of photography is an art in itself. Using examples from some of the best photographers in the world ? from early masters such as Henry Talbot to contemporary classics from photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Man Ray ? The Art of Collecting Photography covers all aspects needed to successfully build a photographic collection. The book guides you through the history and evolution of photography, incorporating its many genres, techniques and movements with a full analysis of numerous inspiring photographs. This provides a full understanding of the elements and skills needed to establish a collection. This is accompanied by practical advice such as liasing with dealers and galleries, storing and displaying a collection and will prove indispensable for the budding curator. Whether intended for the amateur or professional collector, this book forms a comprehensive, exhaustive and easy-to-follow resource.

 


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