Cazneaux. Photographs by Harold Cazneaux 1878-1953. Selected and with an appreciation by Max Dupain
Canberra, National Library of Australia, first published 1978, reprint 1984 ISDN: 0642991251, large hardback with dust jacket, 220x310mm with 88 pages, in very good condition
Cazneaux was the leading exponent in Australia of the school of 'pictorial photography.' Indeed, Max Dupain once called him 'the father of modern Australian photography.' The pictorialists argued that every photograph should be a work of art and that the camera was an aesthetic instrument to be used on the way to a final image rather than a purely functional tool. The photographs of Harold Cazneaux are timeless in their creative beauty and their extraordinary tonal qualities.