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Work: The World in Photographs

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  11 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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Nic
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
More of a 3.5, really, because I'd hoped there would be more information about the jobs themselves. I was thinking this would be sort of a work-focused version of the fabulous food-focused book What the World Eats. Besides, the photo on the cover captivated me. But the book, while neat, is almost all images; the pages of text wax philosophical about work in general or talk about the composition of the photos, rather than talking about the work going on in them.

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Matthijs
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: educational
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.
Charlane Brady
Apr 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Love, love, love this book.
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
E
Mar 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
Not only is the idea excellent, but the prose by Protzman almost manages to match the jarring quality of the images.
Micah Anderson
Trying to guess what country the photo is from makes a good drinking game for the roommates.
Sally
Aug 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Remarkable collection of photos from around the world, showing work as an eye on a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles.
Julie Miller
Jan 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed getting a glimpse at people from all over the world doing the work that allows them to survive.
Margarite Baltruweit
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Survival and sustenance are impressively represented in this book.
Sundry
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography
very interesting photo book. Love the subject matter, though the text wasn't compelling to me personally.
Josie
Oct 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, work, photography
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).
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