This special limited edition comes in a real cloth covered binding contained in a board slipcase. The book front cover features an amazing 3-D lenticular fish image, and the book contains a limited edition print signed by the author. Each copy is numbered and the limited edition is restricted to 500 copies.
Between 1962 and 1978, Ed Ruscha produced eighteen small artist's books. Usually self-published and in small print runs, these publications have become seminal works in the history of conceptual art and the photography book. THEN & NOW is the first artist's book that Ruscha has independently created since 1972.
This book traces the visual history of surfing from its first description by Captain Cook in 1778 to today's global phenomenon. It examines the evolution of surfing both on and off the water, as a sport, a lifestyle, a philosophy. 500 images detail surf's crossover from the originary shores of Hawaii to fashion, film, music, and even car design.
An indispensable lexicon for film theory, defining over 500 critical terms. It contains references to the work of key figures such as Peirce, Doane, Genette and Derrida and examples drawn from the films of directors like Welles, Varda and Hitchcock.
The world's first photograph was taken in 1826 using a pinhole camera called camera obscura. Cameras used since then are basically following the pinhole camera principle. This book looks at the development as well as the applications of alternative camera architectures.
This text describes the development of magnetic recording over the past century, by selecting major product designs and the innovative technology that they introduced. Separated into three parts, the book deals specifically with the history of audio recording, video recording and data recording.
For some people, a photograph is an optically accurate impression of the world, for others, it is mainly a way of remembering people and places. Part of the "The Art Seminar" series, this volume aims to offer many answers to the question - What makes a photograph a photograph?
This biographical dictionary of some 3,000 photographers (and workers in related trades), active in a vast area of North America before 1866, is based on extensive research and enhanced by some 250 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time.
The 'taking' of photographs is one of the most characteristic and symbolic moments in tourism. This book examines the relationships between photography and tourism and tourists. It asks key questions such as: why do tourists take photos of certain things and not of others; why do tourists take photos at all; and, how do photos build places.