The Family of Man

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Museum of Modern Art, 1983 - Poetry - 192 pages
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Hailed as the most successful and inspiring exhibition of photography ever assembled The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. This book, the permanent embodiment of Steichens monumental exhibition, reproduces all of the 503 images that Steichen described as a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world... Photographs, made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death... Photographs of lovers and marriage and child-bearing... Photographs concerned with mans dreams and aspirations and photographs of the flaming creative forces of love and truth and the corrosive evil inherent in the lie. This is a classic and inspiring work, in print for more than forty years.

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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

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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, (, and its resulting book, The ... Read full review

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