Since the invention of the camera, skilled photographers have made great contributions to the visual record of historic events. The books in Defining Images explore the titular event or era through the lens of these images and their creator or creators. The books examine how the images helped inform our understanding of the subject matter, as well as the impact the images had at the time and today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2021
- Fall 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF041000, JNF018040, JNF025130|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Defining Images – Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction 2018
Iconic photographers who documented important moments in history are placed in front of the lens in this attractive series. While the value and artistry of their work is explored (including high-quality reproductions of their photographs), the text’s contemporary perspective doesn’t shy away from criticism.
Edward S. Curtis Chronicles Native Nations (Defining Images) - Booklist
★STARRED★ The contemporary perspective, however, is truly illuminating, addressing what Curtis got wrong; the hypocritical attitudes of Curtis’ contemporaries, who idealized Native culture while simultaneously enacting policies that laid waste to Native lands and traditions; and how Curtis’ stunning but highly romanticized images have continued to produce misrepresentations of Native American groups. Other modern scholars, though, admire Curtis’ tenacity and sheer artistry, and the latter is nicely on display in the large-format reproductions of his original photos. A well-balanced, highly informative take on a lesser-known American icon.