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Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Material World: A Global Family Portrait

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by Peter Menzel, Paul Kennedy (Introduction), Charles C. Mann (Text by)

In an unprecedented effort, sixteen of the world’s foremost photographers traveled to thirty nations around the globe to live for a week with families that were statistically average for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and family collaborated on a remarkable portrait of the family members outside their home, surrounded by all of their

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Material World: A Global Family Portrait 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MplsReader More than 1 year ago
I am looking forward to sharing this book with my family. It really helps put life in perspective. I keep imagining what the photo would look like if I were to move all my belongings out side my home. Not only does the book send a powerful message but it does so with such bueatiful images. This is a really bueatiful book that you will enjoy sharing with family and friends. I love how the book provides a glimpse into other cultures and families. We selected this book and hungry planet for a book discussion group which fit In well following a sesson global warming topics and this was a very good fit. I think this would be a great book donate to a library, school or church library.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should sit on everyones reference shelf. It illustrates both the simplicities and excentricities of life. I admire most, the families with the fewest possessions. Shouldn't we all live as simply? I would recommend this book for anyone, but especially for those whose lives are feeling cluttered. And who in America today doesn't feel this way? It helps to illustrate the true difference between 'wants' and 'needs', and might just stop you from buying another neat kitchen gadget or that third car.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy everything about it. Thank you.