The Family of man: the 30th anniversary edition of the classic book of photography

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The Museum, 1983 - Photography - 192 pages
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This now classic book is the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's masterpiece - a creation that has been hailed as the most successful and inspiring exhibition of photography ever assembled. The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in January 1955 and thereafter traveled throughout the United States and much of the world. In the pages of this book are reproduced all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "photographs, made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death with emphasis on... daily relationships.... Photographs of lovers and marriage and child-bearing, of the family unit with its joys, trials and tribulations.... Photographs concerned with man's dreams and aspirations and photographs of the flaming creative forces of love and truth and the corrosive evil inherent in the lie".

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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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