Pictures of the Times: a century of photography from the New York times

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Museum of Modern Art, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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The spectacular photographs in this book have been selected from 17 million prints preserved in the extensive picture library of The New York Times They provide a spellbinding sampling from this unimaginably rich archive of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of a great newspaper. Underlying them all is the immediacy that makes news photography a vital part of history. 150 illustrations.

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Contents

Foreword Glenn D Lowry
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Plates
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Chronology
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About the author (1996)

Peter Galassi is Chief Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art.

William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

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