Material World

Material World

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by Peter Menzel
     
 

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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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 possessions—a few jars and jugs for some, an explosion of electronic gadgetry for others. Vividly portraying the look and feel of the human condition everywhere on Earth, this internationally acclaimed bestseller puts a human face on the issues of population, environment, social justice, and consumption as it illuminates the crucial question facing our species today: Can all six billion of us have all the things we want?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871564375
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
417,358
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 12.28(h) x 0.89(d)

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Material World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This book is simply humbling. Sometimes it is all too easy to forget that despite living on the same earth, people have vastly different lives and lifestyles. While Americans spend money on storage units because their homes are packed full of stuff, other people have a few items that could be counted on two hands. This is a stunning look at people and their THINGS but more importantly, it is a lesson in what we need VS. what we want, and the value we place on ourselves and others according to what we own. You will be moved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is education about global economy at its best. The vivid photographs keep children, as well as adults engaged in the concept of the book. An interesting way to teach the value of a dollar.