The Family of man: the 30th anniversary edition of the classic book of photography

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The Museum, 1983 - Photography - 192 pages
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This now classic book is the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's masterpiece - a creation that has been hailed as the most successful and inspiring exhibition of photography ever assembled. The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in January 1955 and thereafter traveled throughout the United States and much of the world. In the pages of this book are reproduced all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "photographs, made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death with emphasis on... daily relationships.... Photographs of lovers and marriage and child-bearing, of the family unit with its joys, trials and tribulations.... Photographs concerned with man's dreams and aspirations and photographs of the flaming creative forces of love and truth and the corrosive evil inherent in the lie".

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A bit schmaltzy, but still has a great collection of photos. Has lost some of its allure over time. Read full review

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I have loved this book for years. The photos still make an impact on me. Read full review


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