Great Images of the 20th Century

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From fuzzy images of soldiers poring from the trenches in World War I to our first views of planet earth suspended over the moon's barren landscape, the 20th century has been defined through the camera's lens. To recall the century is to open a photo gallery in the mind, where the most famous images of our times reside: the joy of a soldier kissing a nurse to celebrate the end of World War II, the horror of a President assassinated in the broad daylight of a Dallas afternoon, the triumph of five gritty Marines ...
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Overview

From fuzzy images of soldiers poring from the trenches in World War I to our first views of planet earth suspended over the moon's barren landscape, the 20th century has been defined through the camera's lens. To recall the century is to open a photo gallery in the mind, where the most famous images of our times reside: the joy of a soldier kissing a nurse to celebrate the end of World War II, the horror of a President assassinated in the broad daylight of a Dallas afternoon, the triumph of five gritty Marines hoisting the American flag atop Iwo Jima.

These enduring visual icons of our times, along with a host of others, are now brought between two covers in Time's Great Images of the 20th Century. Here are the most memorable pictures of the era's finest photojournalists, from Robert Capa and W. Eugene Smith to Ansel Adams, Dianne Arbus and Weegee. Here are great moments of science, from slow-motion photography that stops time in its tracks to bizarre visions from the Hubble Space Telescope. Here are pictures that spurred social reform, from child-labor laws to civil rights. And here are the great athletes, Hollywood stars, the wreck of the Titanic, the conquest of Mount Everest- all presented with the authority and flair of the world's leading newsmagazine. Great Images of the 20th Century is a lasting pictorial record of our times, a book to treasure, a book you will return to again and again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402823589
  • Publisher: Time Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Pages: 168

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