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Harald Mante

The Photograph

Composition and Color Design

The Photograph


40,00 Euro(D) / 41,20 Euro(A)

2nd Edition
Oktober 2012
208 Seiten, komplett in Farbe, Festeinband
ISBN: 978-1-937538-06-4

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In this book, Harald Mante, one of the most distinguished teachers of the photographic arts in Germany and an internationally recognized master of photography, explores the principles of line, shape, point, color, contrast, composition, and design in significantly greater depth and at a higher level than most any book available to date. He also covers a number of techniques to enhance expressiveness in a photograph and support the photographer’s intentions. These in-depth lessons are beautifully illustrated with more than 750 images from Mante’s own portfolio, including over 160 diagrams.

The Photograph is a unique book that is sure to become an invaluable reference for anyone involved in photography—from the hobbyist to the professional; for both the digital and analog photographer; and for those practicing, studying, criticizing, or administering in the visual arts. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes 60 new images and illustrations. Also included are new chapters that cover analyzing shapes and colors and a discussion of the square image format.


  • Photographers
  • Students

Autor / Autorin:

Born in Berlin in 1936, Harald Mante studied graphic design and painting at the Werkkunstschule Wiesbaden. He taught Photographic Design at Dortmund Polytechnic and at the European Art Academy in Trier, as well as many seminars and workshops.

Professor Mante has authored numerous art books and textbooks. His photographic work has been exhibited in museums and private collections world-wide, and his books and calendars have become collector’s items.