Photos that changed the world: the 20th century

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Prestel, 2000 - History - 182 pages
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From the first flight of the Wright brothers to the Normandy landing to Woodstock to the Gulf War, certain photos symbolize whole epochs and have become part of the universal visual memory in a way that few works of paintings have managed to do. Some 90 of the most significant photos of the past 100 years have been selected for this volume to signify events that literally changed the world.

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Obviously not much to read in this one but a collection of amazing photos that are icons of that last century or so. This book was a major influence in my life in linking art with life and politics. Read full review


San Francisco Earthquake
Armenian Genocide
The Crash

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PETER STEPAN is an art historian and curator whose many books include Icons of Photography: The 20th Century and Photos That Changed the World (both by Prestel).

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