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    Please recommend a book for me.

    I am traveling to India next week and that will be more than 15 hours and I do not want to waste that time. Please recommend an excellent book for me. I have read The Negative and The Print already so any recommendations apart from that will be appreciated.
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    Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel.

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    Way Beyond Monochrome v2

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel.
    I second that recommendation. A fascinating book in spite of its flaws, and it seems to be undeservedly forgotten.

    It won't fill up a 15-hour flight, though. The best books I've found for that purpose are Thomas Pynchon's longer ones, but as far as I can think they're off-topic.

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    A good in-flight read would be a biography of a photographer. Ansel Adams Autobiography; Brett Weston: a Restless Eye by Woods; Through another Lens by Charis Wilson or Ed Weston's DayBooks.
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    I really enjoyed reading 'The Negative'. I'm looking for similar books or even more geeky either in Photography or in Arts.
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    15 hours, on your way to India, hmm... what about A Passage to India by E. M. Forster.

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    The Herrigel book is thought-provoking, and compact. I reviewed it on Amazon and on here too I think, and it is definitely a must-read for photographers. But I doubt it'd take more than a couple hours to read, and it is rather academic.

    What about Rites and Passages, about Minor White. You might like that.
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    +1 for Way Beyond Monochrome. I just took it on the airplane to the UK with me and while big, it was manageable.

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    Another +1 for Way Beyond Monochrome.

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