The family of man, Volume 1955, Part 1

Front Cover
Edward Steichen, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Published for the Museum of Modern Art by Simon and Schuster, 1955 - Photography - 207 pages
45 Reviews
In this program, the "Family of man" exhibition of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art is discussed by Edward Steichen, noted photographer and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and guests Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, and AMNH anthropologist Harry L. Shapiro. Roosevelt narrates the first segment of the program which depicts families around the world through photographs of mothers, fathers, children, lovers, marriage and birth. Shapiro shows images (of man laboring, tilling the soil, and playing) to illustrate how humans relate to the earth. People's relationship with one another is the subject of the third segment, presented by Sandburg. Viewers see the darker side of life, including scenes of war, death, hunger, loneliness, cruelty, and religion. A series of views of children subtitled "Childhood Magic" examines how mankind regenerates itself with each new generation.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
30
4 stars
10
3 stars
3
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: The Family of Man

User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

This coffee table photo book is full of inspiring photos of people around the world, portraying emotions that all humans feel. I love flipping through it, and I am particularly inspired by the photos depicting children. A great book. Read full review

Review: The Family of Man

User Review  - Amy Paget - Goodreads

The recent death of noted photographer, Wayne Miller, prompted me to explore his work. I was pointed to a landmark exhibit, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fami...), and its resulting book, The ... Read full review

All 16 reviews »

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

8 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information