The Family of Man
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing
After watching a wonderful documentary on Steichen (for the 4th time) I decided to look for this book, found it online at MOMA but lucked out even better - found a copy at my local library bookstore! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - oook - LibraryThing
This book has been with me since 1955, and it surely was the foundation for the photographic aesthetic I've been working on ever since I first was galvanized by the images. Read full review