Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs: Standard Edition

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American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today's finest image-makers and has won many of photography's top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and ...
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Overview

American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today's finest image-makers and has won many of photography's top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds.

Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry's images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page. Portraits of children, pilgrims and farmers are presented alongside views of ancient temples, busy city streets, dramatic mountain landscapes and quiet scenes of daily life — people are seen fishing, playing, working and praying. The images are presented in an uninterrupted sequence for maximum impact, and all the photographs are shown at either full-page size or as double-page spreads. The extended picure captions are at the back of the book, accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.

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"This retrospective presents large-format versions of the penetrating portraits and other scenes that McCurry has taken around the world, particularly Southeast Asia, over the last thirty years." - The New York Times Book Review, February 2013

"The Iconic Photographs collects over 150 images from McCurry's illustrious career — soulful portraits, vivacious street scenes, and beautiful landscapes. . .More than a collection of images, the book acts as a portal into the lives of the people he met and the distant lands they inhabit. McCurry's work reveals his ability to seamlessly move between worlds, from one cultural sphere to another, avidly documenting the human experience with an astute, keen eye." - Resource Magazine, October 2012

"McCurry can make the hellish look heavenly — incredible photographs that change the way we look at our world - - haunting and provocative images." - The Sunday Times Magazine, June 2005

"Theses beautiful and uplifting images, in finest documentary tradition, cross the boundaries of language and culture to capture the significant and the smaller stories of mankind." - Daily Telegraph, July 2005

"All the photographs for this edition are perfect compositions and the book is a must for anyone interested in appreciating the natural beauty of Asian and color travel photography." - Tribune, September 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714865133
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 10/29/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 131,755
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 15.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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