Saturday, March 22, 2008

Favorite photography books

Looking for ideas for your next photo book purchase? Below are some favorites of a few selected photographers. My favorites can be found here. I would love to see lists from blog readers.

Michael Kenna:
1. Bill Brandt, Shadows of Light: Photographs
2. Bill Jay, Occam's Razor: An Outside-In View of Contemporary Photography
3. Josef Sudek, Kirschner Zdenek
4. John Szarkowski & Maria Morris Hambourg, The Work of Atget
5. Olivia Parker, Signs of Life: Photographs
6. David Heiden, Dust to Dust: A Doctor's View of Famine in Africa

Mark Klett:
1. Bill Burke, I Want to Take Picture
2. Robert Adams, To Make It Home: Photographs of the American West
3. Araki Nohuyoshi, Sentimental Journey
4. James Rodney Hastings & Raymond M. Turner, The Changing Mile: An Ecological Study of Vegetation, Change with Time in the Lower Mile of an Arid and Semiarid Region
5. Nathan Lyons, Notations in Passing
6. Weston Naef & James Wood, Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape Photography in the American West, 1860-1885

Christopher Rauschenberg:
1. John Szarkowski & Maria Morris Hambourg, The Work of Atget
2. Robert Frank, The Americans
3. Garry Winogrand, The Animals
4. Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph
5. Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel, Evidence
6. John Szarowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

Ruth Bernhard:
1. Sebastio Salgado, An Uncertain Grace

Jerry Uelsmann:
1. Michael Tucker, Dreaming With Open Eyes: The Shamanic Spirit in Twentieth Century Art and Culture
2. David Bayles & Ted Orland, Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
3. Duane Michals & Marco Livingston, The Essential Duane Michals
4. Carl G. Jung & Marie-Luise von Franz, Man and His Symbols
5. Ralph Hattersley, Discover Yourself Through Photography: A Creative Workbook for Amateurs and Professionals
6. Max Ernst, Max Ernst: A Retrospective

Emmet Gowin:
1. Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment
2. Walker Evans, American Photographs
3. Arthur D. Trottenberg, A Vision of Paris
4. Bill Brandt, Perspective of Nudes
5. Harry Callahan, Photographs: Harry Callahan
6. Frederick Sommer, 1939-1962: Photographs
7. Waldo David Frank, Ed., America and Alfred Stieglitz: A Collective Portrait
8. James Agee & Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
9. Dorothy Norman, Alfred Steiglitz: Introduction to an American Seer
10. Robert Frank, The Americans
11. Berhard und Hilla Becher, Anonyme Skulpturen
12. Edward Ruscha, Thirty-Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles
13. John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

Peter Brown:
1. Robert Frank, The Americans
2. Robert Adams & William Stafford, Listening to the River: Seasons in the American West
3. Walker Evans, American Photographs
4. Solomon D. Butcher, Photographing the American Dream
5. John Szarkowski & Maria Morris Hambourg, The Work of Atget
6. Mike Disfarmer, The Heber Springs Portraits, 1939-1946
7. Josef Koudelka, Gypsies: Photographs
8. Sarah M. Lowe & Donna Lucy, Photographing Montana, 1894-1928: The Life Work of Evelyn Cameron

Keith Carter:
1. John Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
2. John Szarkowski & Maria Morris Hambourg, The Work of Atget
3. Stanley Burns, M.D., Sleeping Beauty: Early Post Mortem Photography in America
4. Josef Koudelka, Exiles: Photographs
5. Pierre de Fenoyl, Chefs - D'Oeuvre des Photographs Anonymes
6. William Eggleston, The Democratic Forest

George Krause:
1. Neago Phillippe, Francoise Hlbrun & Pierre Bonnard, Photographs and Paintings
2. E. J. Bellocq, Bellocq: Photographs from Storyville, the Redlight District of New Orleans
3. Bunny Yeager & A. S. Barnes, How I Photograph Myself
4. August Sander, Gunther Sander, & Maureen Oberli-TurnerMen Without Masks: Faces of Germany, 1910-1938
5. Edward Steichen, The Family of Man
6. Marcel Bovis & Francois Saint-Julien, Mus D'Autrefois, 1850-1900

(Source: Building a Photographic Library, edited by D. Clarke Evans & Jean Caslin, Copyright 2001, Texas Photographic Society)


mella said...


China Plate said...

Tom Wood - All Zones off Peak
Garry Winogrand - Figments
Robert Frank - The Americans
Meyerowitz/Westerbeck - Bystander
Cristobal Hara - Vanitas
Jeff Mermelstein - Sidewalk
Michael Vanden-Eeckhoudt - Duo
Trent Parke - Dream Life
Lee Friedlander - Moma Retrospective
Josef Koudelka - Exiles

dalton said...

Wow, that is quite a list. I'm not looking at my library right now, but a few books I couldn't live without:

Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places
Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects
Mitch Epstein: Recreation
Frank Gohlke: Accomodating Nature
Harry Callahan: The Photographer At Work
Jem Southam: Landscape Stories
John Szarkowski (ed): The Photographer and the American Landscape

Ben said...

Lee Friedlander: Sticks and Stones
Henry Wessel: Henry Wessel
Andre Kertesz: His Life and Work
Lee Friedlander: Like a One-Eyed Cat
Garry Winogrand: Figments From the Real World
Pedro Meyer: Truths and Fictions
Burke Uzzle: Landscapes

Westerbeck and Meyerowitz: Bystander
John Szarkowski: Looking at Photographs
Jane Livingston: The New York School

UII Photography said...

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)