100 Days in Photographs

100 Days in Photographs

Pivotal Events That Changed the World

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Much more than a book of pictures, 100 Days in Photographs is a compelling visual journey through our age?an odyssey that's personal and universal, immediate and timeless. To create it, Getty Images and National Geographic identified 100 days that represent defining moments of the past 150 years... and crystallized them with photographs that leap from the page to evoke joy and anger, triumph and despair. Supporting the visuals are firsthand journal excerpts, photographers' on-site notes, and insightful text by photography historian Nick Yapp.

From the Getty Images archive, astonishing images depict major world events: revolution in 19th-century Europe, President Lincoln's assassination, the Eiffel Tower's construction from 1887 to 1889, Bleriot flies the English Channel in 1909, the Wall Street crash of 1929, Germany's Kristallnacht, the British quit India in 1947, and more. National Geographic's contributions illustrate scientific, cultural, and geographical topics?including the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Jane Goodall's study of chimpanzees, Chernobyl's nuclear disaster, the cloning of sheep, the attacks of September 11, 2001, and today's global warming debate. Page after eye-catching page reveals the emotion of an entire event or age captured in a single image?whether of a peasant's tears, of world leaders sharing a secret, or the triumph of an Olympic champion. Politics, war, crime, technology, achievement, fads, and fashion all figure into the life and legacy of these 100 days.

Featuring scores of rare and unpublished photographs uncovered during its creation, this remarkable book provides new perspective on key events and personalities of the past 150 years.

Baker & Taylor
More than three hundred photographs from the archives of Getty Images and National Geographic capture one hundred days that represent pivotal moments of the past 150 years, including Lincoln's assassination, the 1929 Wall Street crash, Kristallnacht, Chernobyl, September 11, and other events and personalities who shaped the world. 125,000 first printing.

Book News
The 100 days featured in this National Geographic collection capture moments in the memories of entire nations, many of them bitter: the massacre at Wounded Knee, a mass execution during the Armenian genocide, the bloody partition of India, the Chernobyl disaster. The photo moments displayed on large plates and the brief text placing them in context also recall the signing of the treaty of Versailles, the first flight over the English Channel, Gandhi's salt march, and the fall of Pol Pot. Oversize: 9.25x11". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Photographs from the archives of Getty Images and National Geographic capture one hundred days that represent pivotal moments of the past 150 years, including Lincoln's assassination, the 1929 Wall Street crash, Kristallnacht, Chernobyl, and September 11.
This book is a visual journey through our age. To create it, Getty Images and National Geographic identified 100 days that represent defining moments of the past 150 years, and crystallized them with photographs that evoke joy and anger, triumph and despair--including scores of rare and unpublished photographs uncovered during its creation. From the Getty Images archive, images depict major world events. National Geographic's contributions illustrate scientific, cultural, and geographical topics. Politics, war, crime, technology, achievement, fads, and fashion all figure into the life and legacy of these 100 days. Supporting the visuals are firsthand journal excerpts, photographers' on-site notes, and insightful text by photography historian Nick Yapp.--From publisher description.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007
ISBN: 9781426201974
1426201974
Branch Call Number: 909.8 Yap
Characteristics: 319 p. : ill. (some col.)
Alternative Title: One hundred days in photographs

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Jul 28, 2013

A very good selection of photographs with good description of the events and short bits about photography or photographers involved. It was interesting that the photographs picked for most of the events were not the stock ones we associate with those events. A nice coffee table book that can stimulate discussion.

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