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Life: The Platinum Anniversary Collection: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography
Featuring a collection of images, this work represents a spectrum of society. It also contains photos from Hollywood's greatest stars, from the wonders of small-town America, from the terrible wars, as well as from the zestful years of childhood.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Life
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Being a professional photographer myself, I've see a photo or two in my life. And I have to say, I have never seen such an amazing collection of photos of the highest calibre within the covers of just one book. The book is full of thought-provoking, engaging, at times dramatic and at times hilarious, but always deeply penetrating photography. In addition to the absolutely superb images, I want to make a special mention of the captions as well. Unlike many other photo books, which either only men ...more
This purely picture book is a great reference for any photographer or photography student who is interested in how photography has been used to document the world from times of war to moments in Hollywood. This would be a good resource for students to analyze photographs since there are so many to choose from in this one book.