From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart: The Museum Ludwig’s handbook of photography in the 20th century Defining images of photographic art in this century which kept me turning the 750+ pages with enthusiasm for many an hour. Photo Art International United Kingdom The history of photography began nearly 200 years ago but only relatively recently has it been fully recognised as a medium in its own right. Colognes Museum Ludwig was the first museum of contemporary art to devote a substantial section to international photography. The L. Fritz Gruber collection from which this book is drawn is one of the most important in Germany and one of the most representative anywhere in the world constituting the core of the museums holdings. This book provides a fascinating insight into the collections rich diversity from conceptual art to abstraction to reportage all of the major movements and genres are represented via a vast selection of the centurys most remarkable photographs. From Ansel Adams to Piet Zwart over 850 works are presented in alphabetical order by photographer with descriptive texts and photographers biographical details providing a comprehensive and indispensable overview of 20th century photography. Edited by the Museum Ludwig Cologne The authors: Reinhold Mielbeck Marianne Bieger-Thielemann Grard A. Goodrow Lilian Haberer Ute Prllochs Anke Solbrig Thomas von Taschitzki and Nina Zschocke. About the Series Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980 the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art anthropology and aphrodisia. Bookworms delight never bore always excite!