Life: The Classic Collection

Overview

The most famous, wonderful, and inspiring pictures ever to appear in the pages of LIFE are here. All the great action shots are here, from the sailor kissing the nurse to the first astronaut walking in space. The unsurpassed portraiture -- including screen icons like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and, world leaders like John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Winston Churchill -- is here as well.

LIFE has, of course, visited its archives before -- ...
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Overview

The most famous, wonderful, and inspiring pictures ever to appear in the pages of LIFE are here. All the great action shots are here, from the sailor kissing the nurse to the first astronaut walking in space. The unsurpassed portraiture -- including screen icons like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and, world leaders like John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Winston Churchill -- is here as well.

LIFE has, of course, visited its archives before -- but never like this. This edition puts the photographs on display, not only as part of the page layout but as the page itself. The explanatory text will be out of the way, so that each image can be savored. Moreover, prints will be included that are not just suitable for framing but meant for framing. And not only will there be photographic prints; there will also be 75 other famous pictures that appeared in LIFE's pages, the story behind each of them and the narrative history of what LIFE's photography has long meant to the country and, indeed, to the world.

Unique and groundbreaking, it is the ultimate treatment of LIFE photography in book form. As such, The Classic Collection, presented in a classic way, is a definitive LIFE book.
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Publishers Weekly

This sleek anthology of iconic images is a nostalgic delight for photography and history buffs. By leaving the book virtually free of text, the editors allow the images to speak for themselves. Classic moments are beautifully reproduced: Margaret Bourke-White's portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Apollo 11 launch, the Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, various Kennedy campaign trails, Princess Diana's wedding-as well as whimsical snapshots of Americana and stunning photographs of painters Pollock, Dalí and Picasso. Removable prints allow readers to enjoy even better the collection's vivid, high-quality pictures. (Oct.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594036913
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 77,634
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 13.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    I love this book!

    I got this as a Christmas present to myself. I love coffee table books. This is an excellent collection of photos. Each picture also has it's own little story. I plan on framing at least three of the removable prints.

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