MCLUHAN, M: The Medium is The Massage: An Inventory of Effects

McLuhan, Marshal and Quentin Fiore. The Medium is The Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Bantam Books, 1967. Unmarked text. Some writing on front end page and some edge wear. Good. Mass Market Paperback. (#31429) $12.00

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Extensively illustrated. Classic study on media and communication.

GALASSI, P: Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography (MoMA, NYC)

Galassi, Peter. Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1981. ISBN: 0870702548. Unmarked. Some rubbing on cover. Good. Paperback. (#31350)

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Exhibition catalog. Peter Galassi argues in this book that photography was not a technical achievement without artistic roots; photography was born of the transformation in artistic outlook that, after centuries of experimentation, came to value pictures that seem to be caught by the eye rather than composed by the mind.

He also argues that photography was a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition.

Catalog for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC) in 1981. 152p, 82 plates (9 in color), 38 reference illustrations. Measures 10×8.5 inches.