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Thames and Hudson Ltd
From Library Journal
Here, candid facial expressions that convey the gamut of human emotion have been dramatically photographed by such masters of photojournalism as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Yousuf Karsh, Eliot Elisofon, Andreas Feininger, and Mary Ellen Mark. Loengard ( Life Classic Photographs , LJ 1/89), a former Life staffer, has selected approximately 140 of these images published in Life since 1936. Legendary faces are depicted--among them, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Louis Armstrong, Joseph Stalin, and Joe DiMaggio--as well as obscure ones--grieving Spanish mourners, French children entranced by a puppet show, a severely wounded soldier in Vietnam, men in a Chicago barroom watching the 1952 Yankees-Dodgers World Series broadcast. Insightful anecdotes and photographers' quotes accompany the photos. However, the material is so familiar that the book is an optional purchase.
- Joan Levin, MLS, Chicago
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This volume showcases the work of the photographers who contributed to "Life" magazine and who have managed to grasp between them the expressive range of the human face. The pictures gathered together in this volumes are from more than half a million portraits that have appeared in the magazine since 1936. The photographers include Yousuf Karsh, Eve Arnold and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Alongside the photographs is a commentry that seeks to offer the reader an insider's account with anecdotes by... read more