Work: The World in Photographs
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Work: The World in Photographs

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Culled from National Geographic's vast photographic archive as well as other important collections, this fascinating, wide-ranging volume presents a wonderfully varied group portrait of people at work in great cities and tiny villages; in 19th-century China and 21st-century New York; in fields, factories, food carts, four-star restaurants, and just about everywhere else we...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by National Geographic
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Not so much a book to read, but to flip through every now and then. All these photo's cmmbined around the theme Work (sometimes stretching to fit the category) make a great collection of absolutely stunning pictures.
Not so much a book to read once, but to come back ever so often to get impressed by its visual richness.
Beautiful pictures, only lacking the five star rating as it didn't hold any from my favorite countries, and it combined the Americas into one chapter (as opposed to North and South).
Bistra Ivanova
some of the photos of this work-collection are stunning but some are not...
it's really nice to browse the book though
Remarkable collection of photos from around the world, showing work as an eye on a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles.
Not only is the idea excellent, but the prose by Protzman almost manages to match the jarring quality of the images.
I enjoyed getting a glimpse at people from all over the world doing the work that allows them to survive.
very interesting photo book. Love the subject matter, though the text wasn't compelling to me personally.
Micah Anderson
Trying to guess what country the photo is from makes a good drinking game for the roommates.
Margarite Baltruweit
Survival and sustenance are impressively represented in this book.
Charlane Brady
Love, love, love this book.
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