Minor White: "Rites and Passages";
Ansel Adams: "Portfolios".
"If You Push Something Hard Enough, It Will fall over" - Fudd's First Law of Opposition
I vote for Bruce Barnbaums book: The Art of Photography
A must for every one with a camera! The best teaching book I know!
Well, I have about 600 photography books, so favorites are hard to choose from, but here goes:
Paul Caponigro: Masterworks, Wise Silence
Brett Weston: Master Photographer, Photographs From Five Decades
Morley Baer: Stones Of The Sur
Ansel Adams: Yosemite And The Range Of Light (the first monograph I ever bought)
Minor White: Mirrors, Messages Manifestations, They Eye That Shapes
Harry Callahan: Waters Edge (awesome book)
Michael Smith: Landscape I & II
Edward Weston: Life's Work, recently published by Lodima and very good
That's all that come to mind now. Maybe I'll list some more later.
Besides the usuals (Adams, Weston, Sexton), Walker Evans at Work and Clyde Butcher's Living Waters
van Huyck Photo
"Progress is only a direction, and it's often the wrong direction"
Paula is right up there..with Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Bruce Barnbaum, Don Kirby, John Sexton (and that is just the LF, then there is Keith Carter..) So many books so little money.
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I have many of the books listed so far and return to them constantly. What's surprising though, is that other than a couple of books by Muench (David and David and Mark) and one by Dykinga, all of the monographs I have are B&W. Oh, and Cole Weston's book, "At Home and Abroad" is color as well. The point is that, in my own head at least, I usually think of fine-art photography books as only being in black and white.
I've always wanted to see more of Paul Caponigro's work. The only book of his I have is "New England Days"...it's marvelous and highly recommened if you come across it.
It's the same for me too John, B&W is definately favoured. Though there is a lot of colour landscape work that I regard as fine art, it tends to be more abstract stuff.
So many great books mentioned, one I would add, particularly if you like abstract images is Steve Mulligan's recent publication "EarthWorks".
(I actually haven't received my copy yet!)
If Steve Mulligan is the guy I'm thinking of, he had a few prints hanging in the back of Tom Till's gallery in Moab. They were really nice.
Facts are facts; however, perception is reality.
Yes I like his work, though haven't been able to see a large amount yet. There is a preview of his book at: http://www.photoeye.com/templates/mS...?Catalog=ZC247
Don't forget Joe Cornish. IMHO, the UK has some of the finest landscape photographers in the business, although I am a huge fan of Jack Dykinga.
Originally Posted by DrPhil