A field guide for students, instructors, and scholars, the Grove Art Guide to Photography provides a thorough overview of photography's history, from the early 19th century to the present. This wide-ranging volume examines photographic practices around the world and highlights key movements and concepts that define the field. It includes 28 geographical and topical surveys, covering areas such as documentary photography, street photography, vernacular photography, and fashion photography, each with carefully selected bibliographies. 75 additional biographies and a glossary of photographic processes and techniques round out this fully illustrated, essential introduction to the study of photography. Written by leading international scholars, Grove Art Guides provide authoritative information on important areas of art and architectural history. Grove Art Guides offer a curated set of articles selected by volume editors from the larger Grove dictionary available online and provide in-depth yet accessible content for anyone interested in the study of art.
Beautifully illustrated and composed, Grove Art Guides serve not only as exceptional foundation texts but also as access points to further study in the full dictionary and other resources available in Oxford Art Online.
Tanya Sheehan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Colby College. She is the author of Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (2011), editor of Photography, History, Difference (2014), and co-editor of Photography and Its Origins (2015). Since 2015 she has served as editor of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Journal.