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The Photographer At Sixteen

Author : George Szirtes
ISBN : 9780857058522
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A truly remarkable book about identity, image and memory. It is fiercely compelling" EDMUND DE WAAL, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July 1975, George Szirtes' mother, Magda, died in an ambulance, on her way to hospital after attempting to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. This memoir is an attempt to make sense of what came before, to re-construct who Magda Szirtes really was. The Photographer at Sixteen moves from her death, spooling backwards through her years as a mother, through sickness and exile in England, the family's flight from Hungary in 1956, her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer and her vanished family in Transylvania. The woman who emerges, fleetingly, fragmentarily - with her absolutism, her contradictions, her beauty - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteen reveals a life that is at Magda Szirtes from the depths of the end to the comparable safety of the photographer's studio where she first appears as a small child. It is a book born of curiosity, guilt and love.

Dressed For The Photographer

Author : Joan L. Severa
ISBN : 0873385128
Genre : Design
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A visual analysis of the dress of middle-class Americans from the mid- to late-19th century. Using images and writings, it shows how even economically disadvantaged Americans could wear styles within a year or so of current fashion.

Photographing Montana

Author : Gordon Sullivan
ISBN : 9781581571585
Genre : Photography
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Gordon Sullivan, a Montana native and professional photographer, will guide you to the highlights of the state and shows you how to shoot those places most effectively and when to do so in terms of weather, light conditions etc. Further, Gordon’s lifetime in the state will lead you to many backroad opportunities and access points not known to the occasional visitor. Montana is a virtual treasure trove of photographic opportunities—from the high peaks of Glacier National Park, to the seemingly endless vistas of the high plateaus, to the sparse and forbidding badlands of far Eastern Montana. Gordon Sullivan, a Montana native and professional photographer, will guide you to the highlights of the state and shows you how to shoot those places most effectively and when to do so in terms of weather, light conditions etc. Further, Gordon’s lifetime in the state will lead you to many backroad opportunities and access points not known to the occasional visitor. With every tourist now having a reasonably good camera at their disposal—even in their cellphone, no one should be without this guide to capturing one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Pioneer Photographers From The Mississippi To The Continental Divide

Author : Peter E. Palmquist
ISBN : 0804740577
Genre : Photography
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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 240 illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time. The territory covered extends from central Canada through Mexico and includes the United States from the Mississippi River west to, but not including, the Rocky Mountain states. Together, this volume and its predecessor, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, comprise an exhaustive survey of early photographers in North America and Central America, excluding the eastern United States and eastern Canada. This work is distinguished by the large number of entries, by the appealing narratives that cover both professional and private lives of the subjects, and by the painstaking documentation. It will be an essential reference work for historians, libraries, and museums, as well as for collectors of and dealers in early American photography. In addition to photographers, the book includes photographic printers, retouchers, and colorists, and manufacturers and sellers of photographic apparatus and stock. Because creators of moving panoramas and optical amusements such as dioramas and magic lantern performances often fashioned their works after photographs, the people behind those exhibitions are also discussed.

The Photographer S Friend

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ISBN : NYPL:33433060395906
Genre : Photography
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Red Hook Road

Author : Ayelet Waldman
ISBN : 9780385533249
Genre : Fiction
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As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy. Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living. Within these resonant pages, a vase filled with wildflowers or a cold beer on a hot summer day serve as constant reminders that it’s often the little things that make life so precious.

The Girls From Ames

Author : Jeffrey Zaslow
ISBN : 9781101222980
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

Photographer S Guide To Wedding Album Design And Sales

Author : Bob Coates
ISBN : 9781608951017
Genre : Photography
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Full of instructive images and insightful hints, this book is indispensable for photographers who want to boost their wedding-album sales. Updated with the latest styles, this showcase of 15 top wedding photographers' work and business practices provides insight into each artist's creative process, client service skills, and album design. Information on album types and basic design principles is accompanied by tips for marketing albums, including creating a dazzling sample album, expertly preparing the images for presentation after the ceremony, and discussing the importance of the album as a memento to be cherished for a lifetime. Savvy photographers will learn how to turn an album purchase into a multiple-album sale, how to add on á la carte images, and how to make networking and referrals generate additional business.

Fifties Blondes

Author : Richard Koper
ISBN : 9781593935214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An illustrated look at the lives and careers of the sexiest women of the 1950s. From major star to starlet, author Richard Koper shows - with hundreds of rare photos from his personal collection - that gentlemen still prefer blondes! Among the 100 actresses who are featured in the book are famous Hollywood names like Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Kim Novak and Anita Ekberg, as well as starlets like Jeanne Carmen, Gloria Pall, Sandra Giles and Kathy Marlowe. Also featured within the pages of this book are England's reigning blondes Diana Dors, Belinda Lee and Carole Lesley, and fifties cult fan's favourites: Mamie Van Doren, Cleo Moore, Beverly Michaels, Barbara Nichols and Joi Lansing.

Fields Of Play

Author : Laurel Richardson
ISBN : 0813523796
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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How do the specific circumstances in which we write affect what we write? How does what we write affect who we become? How can we maintain professsional and personal integrity in today's university? In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of works-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work. Deeply engaging, movingly written with grace, elegance, and clarity, the book stimulates readers to situate their own writing in personal, social, and political contexts.

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