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1980s, The (C20th Britain in Pictures) (Twentieth Century in Pictures) [Paperback]

Ammonite Press
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1 Oct 2008 Twentieth Century in Pictures
This series of ten books, each devoted to a decade of British life and containing around 300 photographs from PA Photos huge archives, spans the whole of the 20th Century. Hand-picked by PA Photos own archivists, most of these images have lain unseen since they were used as news pictures when they were first taken. Each image has been scanned especially for these books, many from glass plates, ensuring the best possible quality of reproduction. It is easy, looking back, to imagine a past neatly partitioned into clearly defined periods and dominated by landmarks: wars, political upheaval and economic trends. But the archive tells a different story: alongside the major events that constitute formal history are found the smaller things that had equal - if not greater - significance for ordinary people at the time. And while the photographers were working for that moments news rather than posterity, the camera is an undiscriminating eye that records everything in its view: to modern eyes it is often the backgrounds of these pictures, not their intended subjects, which provide the greatest fascination.

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Ammonite (1 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906672148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906672140
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 20.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PA Photos is the photography arm of the PA Group, which also owns the The Press Association, the UKs national news agency. Established in the late 19th Century, the PA has been capturing editorial photography for 140 years. Along the way, PA Photos has incorporated other great British photo libraries, such as Barratts and Sport & General, resulting in an extraordinary archive of over 15 million images recording British life over more than a century.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A real walk down memory lane! 31 Mar 2014
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Great well chosen pictures which truly capture the best and worst of this decade. Most evocative and slightly alarming. Was this really so long ago?
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