Gilles Mora

Gilles Mora

Gilles Mora, who lives in France, has written several photographic books and monographs, including those on Walker Evans and Edward Weston. Previously the editor-in-chief of Cahiers de Photographie, a preeminent journal of photography, he now oversees the photographic program for the book publisher Editions de Seuil. In his spare time, he performs with his rockabilly band, the Frantic Rollers.


A Guide to the Ideas, Movements, and Techniques of Photography, 1839 to the Present


This handy volume provides an up-to-the-minute guide to the techniques, aesthetics, and critical jargon of photography.

A worthy companion to Abbeville's three very successful reference volumes in the series--ArtSpeak, ArtSpoke, and AntiqueSpeak--PhotoSpeak is an informative, user-friendly resource. The complexities of photographic techniques, from catalogue to digital imaging and beyond, are explained in clear, straightforward language. The international groups and movements of photography are elucidated in the same accessible who-when-where-what format that has made this series so useful. And the aesthetic concepts and critical language used to explain (and often obscure) photography over the last century and a half are demystified in illuminating, enjoyable prose. A time line and a chart of all the movements complement the text and the original selection of images.

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