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Photos That Changed the World [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Peter Stepan
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Book Description

16 Mar 2006
In lavish two-page spreads, this book presents more than ninety of history's most memorable photographs - from the Wright Brothers' first flight to the bombing of Pearl Harbour, from Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech to Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The volume features pictures from photography masters such as Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Yousuf Karsh, Diane Arbus and James Nachtwey, as well as iconic images from lesser-known and anonymous photographers. Now available as an attractively priced flexi edition, Photos That Changed the World has been updated to include indelible images of the most significant recent events. Engaging essays accompany each photograph and tell the story behind each image.

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  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (16 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791336282
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791336282
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 19.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'More than just a fine portfolio of classic photojournalism - it is also a visual history of the 20th century.' -- Amateur Photographer, May 20, 2006

'Priceless...some truly memorable and far-reaching images, pictures that clearly live up to the collection's rather grand title.' -- Big Issue, May 15, 2006

About the Author

Peter Stepan is an author, editor, and curator who lives near Munich, Germany. He is the editor of Icons of Photography: The 20th Century and Spirits Speak: A Celebration of African Masks (both Prestel).

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4.0 out of 5 stars Events not photos 24 July 2012
By Nick
This is a great book but it's more about the events that changed the world, not the photos. Many of the photos are just selected from many that would have been appropriate and are not necessarily great photos in themselves. Amongst notable exceptions are the napalm child in Vietnam. Still well worth owning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 19 Aug 2013
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Once I peaked through this book to see what is was about, I couldn't put it back down, It's amazing, all the pictures and facts of what has happened around the world. It's truly a great book to have. I do recommend having this book, though hardback would have been better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifull 21 Jan 2014
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This was a present but appears to have been very well received. Good feedback from recipient as it gives a good historical overview of modern historical events.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 31 Dec 2013
By Emma1
Ordered this book as a Christmas gift, it came just in time but unfortunately the book arrived bent and all the inside print & photographs were upside down, unable to give this as a gift, hugely disappointed.
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