LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
"Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is unquestionably one of the most prolific, versatile, influential, and indeed controversial names in the history of photography. He was admired by many for his achievements as a fine-art photographer, while impressing countless others with the force of his purely comercial accomplishments. Portraiture, the nude, fashion, landscape, cityscape, dance, theater, war, advertising, still life, and flower photography - no genre of photography, it seems, went unexplored by this innovative image-maker; ..."
I'm amazed by this book. The high quality paper is just the icing on the cake. I even managed to take some interesting shots of it. It's worth buying it, especially if you can have it for £24 (instead of £80) in my favorite bookshop: Koenig Books, 80 Charing Cross Rd, London, Greater London WC2H 0BB.