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Century - Bruce Bernard



Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd


Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Regression, Suffering and Hope
An extraordinary, award-winning history of the last century in photographs.

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Selected for their capacity to expose distinctly human stories with the dynamism that drives historical change, the tome combines iconic images with photographs previously unseen, from international political events to highly personal and anonymous vignettes. Each photograph is substantiated by a brief but thorough historical explanation; every single scene is brought to life by evocative literary and political quotations. Century is as much an historical tour de force as it is an enlightening visual celebration of the past from a vast range of angles.

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Number of Pages 1224


' ... intelligently conceived and edited ... packed with memorable photographs ...' The Observer ' ... astonishing photographs from the last hundred years, brilliantly chosen and then tendentiously captioned ... This is about as powerful as a picture book can be' Evening Standard ' Your eyes will be glued to images by turns beautiful and horrifying ... The captions are great too.' Daily Telegraph ' ... Century is an outstanding book, one to be treasured, viewed and re-viewed often ...' The Good Book Guide 'Century is an extraordinary publishing feat ... unforgettable images from the best of photo reportage - which sometimes define our understanding of the century more eloquently than words' The Bookseller