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Photography: A Cultural History
Mary Warner Marien

Photography: A Cultural History, Mary Warner Marien

Photography: A Cultural History, Mary Warner MarienPhotography: A Cultural History
Mary Warner Marien
Laurence King Publishing


Softcover (fifth edition)
568 pages
292 x 220 mm
ISBN 9781786277855


The fifth edition of this indispensable history of photography spans the history of the medium, from its early development to current practice, and providing a focused understanding of the cultural contexts in which photographers have lived and worked throughout, this remains an all-encompassing survey.

Mary Warner Marien discusses photography from around the world and through the lenses of art, science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual photographers. Professional, amateur and art photographers are all represented, with ‘Portrait’ boxes devoted to highlighting important individuals and ‘Focus’ boxes charting particular cultural debates. Mary Warner Marien is also the author of 100 Ideas that Changed Photography and Photography Visionaries.

New additions to this ground-breaking global survey of photography includes 20 new images and sections on advances in technology and the influence of social media platforms. An essential text for anyone studying photography.

About the Author
Mary Warner Marien is Professor Emerita in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She continues to lecture in the United States and Europe and in 2008 won an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer award. She is the author of Photography: A Cultural History as well as numerous articles on photography.

About the Publisher
Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of books and gifts on the creative arts.