Photography, by Stephen Bull, published by Routledge.
I have just finished reading this book as part of the required reading for my course and I found it inspirational for my current exercise Image and text as part of project 2, Part Two – Narrative. It has also provided me with ideas for my next Assignment. This book helps to tell the history of photography, explaining what and how modernity, modernism and postmodernism is and influenced photography. It helps explain for photography can and has been used to communicate ideas and how photography has developed in both the professional world and in the hands of the non-professional amateur / general-public with snap-shot photography which has gone full circle with snap-shop style photography adopted by the professionals.
A good book and with a useful guide to further reading in the back.