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Perception and Imaging, 4th Edition by Richard D. Zakia

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Preface to the Third Edition

The first edition of this book, published in 1997, began with a handwritten quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson:

This 1978 statement by Henri Cartier-Bresson1 is worth considering, particularly with the increasingly sophisticated imaging technology currently available. Regardless of the medium used, how high tech it might be, and with what speed images can be manipulated, it is the human factor that is important. Pictures, regardless of how they are created and recreated, are intended to be looked at. This brings to the forefront not the technology of imaging, which of course is important, but rather what we might call ...

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