The book is divided into four main chapters: The Physical Level, The Depictive Level, The Mental Level and Mental Modelling. It also includes a prologue by Stephen Shore and a full list of works.
At the age of 17, Stephen Shore (b.1947) was a regular at Andy Warhol's Factory. By the age of 23 he became the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. An unrivalled pioneer in his field, his work has been exhibited in numerous museums worldwide and influenced generations of photographers. In 1982 he was appointed Director of the Photography Program at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where he is the Susan Weber Soros Professor in the Arts.
"This book has the power to transform the way you view, and understand, photographic prints forever."—Black & White Photography "Intelligently written and beautifully composed... Insightful..."—Digital Photographer "A lucid, perceptive and thought-provoking book."—Exit "The Nature of Photographs is stuffed with gorgeous prints, from classic images to contemporary pieces."—Boston Phoenix "A beautiful art photography book that will be the last textbook you need on the subject."—Tokion