In Our Time: The Last Five Decades as Seen by the Photographers of Magnum

In Our Time: The Last Five Decades as Seen by the Photographers of Magnum

by American Federation of Arts, Eastman Kodak Company, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Jean Lacouture
     
 

"This stirring volume of extraordinary photographs, presenting our times in all their elegance, squalor, courage, hope, betrayal, agony, sacrifice, heroism, and majesty, is as unsparing of its audience as it was unsparing of its photographers. . . . These pictures demand involvement." —William Manchester, from the textSee more details below

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"This stirring volume of extraordinary photographs, presenting our times in all their elegance, squalor, courage, hope, betrayal, agony, sacrifice, heroism, and majesty, is as unsparing of its audience as it was unsparing of its photographers. . . . These pictures demand involvement." —William Manchester, from the text

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Library Journal
Like the traveling exhibition it accompanies, this 55-year retrospective celebrates the founding of Magnum, a photographers' collective, in 1947. Manchester's lively essay is weak in the area of photo history, but, as we might expect, the photographs (by 52 members) are the book's real strength. Well reproduced, they show every aspect of human experience from the Spanish Civil War to the late 1980s: war, asylums, poverty and famine, family life, drugs, religion, crime, government, leisure, high society, and celebrities. Images by lesser-known names hold their own next to those by Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, and other legendary photographers. The absence of an index makes it difficult, however, to get back to particular images, which are grouped neither chronologically nor by photographer. An important book for photo history and journalism collections.-- Kathleen Collins, Great Barrington, Mass.
Booknews
Magnum is a collective, founded in 1947 by legendary figures like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa among others to give photojournalists artistic freedom and control over the rights to their work. The Magnum archives (and this anthology) are not only a repository of photographic masterworks, but a compelling pictorial history of the last half-century. Some 300 photographs, many in color, are accompanied by three essays on the photographers, the cooperative, and the era. No index. 91/2x13". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393027679
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/17/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 13.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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