Life 50, 1936-1986: The First Fifty Years

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Philip B. Kunhardt, Life Magazine
Little, Brown, 1986 - Photography - 319 pages
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This overview of the past fifty years reflected in the pages of "Life" magazine ranges in tone from the sublime to the frivolous in a pictorial re-creation of recent history

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Life 50, 1936-1986: the first fifty years

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Wainwright spent most of his adult life working for LIFE , and his history of the enormously influential and popular magazine reflects both his devotion to and knowledge of it. Many who write ... Read full review

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LIFE magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1936 and chronicled every aspect of the human condition through the end of the 20th century.
Gordon Parks is one of the early Life photographers and among the most esteemed photographers of our time. He is also an acclaimed poet, filmmaker and composer. He has published several books with Bulfinch, including the acclaimed Half Past Autumn (1997).
John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer and a chronicler of LIFE's illustrious history. He received the Henry Luce Lifetime Achievement Award for 2004 from Time, Inc.

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