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Jeffrey, Ian (Editor/Author). TIMEFRAMES: THE STORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. New York City, NY: Amphoto Art, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 224 pages. Fine/Fine.

Pictorial approach to the history of photography. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Amphoto Art: Regular-sized volume format. Hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by numerous contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Ian Jeffrey's "Timeframes". A brilliant achievement: A snapshot history of photography. "From the cameras of the world's top photographers, illuminating images present a sweeping picture of human experience, showing photography as a visual history of the 20th century. Includes profiles of history's most memorable photographers" (Ingram). Actually, more than a standard chronology, "Timeframes" uses a thematic structure to show the relationship between photography and the society that it both documents and shapes. In ten thematic chapters, the book explores the history of photography, from the technological brilliance and the casual strangeness of reportage to the glamorous world of the fashion shoot and the naked bravery of the documentary photographers of war. An absolute "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 200 images, 40 color plates, 180 black-and-white illustrations. Some of the world's greatest photographers. A fine copy. . ISBN 0817460152. $40.00

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