Reflections in History - A Personal Collection
If you ever hope to buy a President Lyndon Johnson signature, or own a Lyndon Johnson photograph, this is the book to own. If Mr. Bridges had done no more than publish the chapter entitled ?Signature Study, ? this book would be a must for ever dealer in presidential autographs and every collector. But that chapter is only 36 pages in a work of 250.
The rest of the book has virtues that make it a must for lovers of historical photos, speeches, and letters in general, and of Lyndon Johnson in particular. The first thing you notice about this work is the respect the author has for photographers (people not normally given a great deal of respect). All portraits are conversions between the artist and their sitter. This is true between photographers and their subjects. Look at the spontaneous photo of a young, awkward Lyndon Johnson?taken in 1946 while on the campaign trail?and compare it to the poised, mature Lyndon Johnson in the Senate chamber?taken by Arnold Newman in 19
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1933285257
- ISBN-13: 978-1933285252
- Paperback: 250 pages