LIFE 75 Years: The Very Best of LIFE
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In 1936, renowned publisher Henry Luce conceived LIFE Magazine to bring the world into the homes of his fellow Americans through photography. Seventy-five years later, LIFE Books looks back on the extraordinary legacy of the brand that captured the moments we will never forget – images that have defined and changed history — in LIFE 75 YEARS: THE VERY BEST OF LIFE (Time Home Entertainment, Inc; Hardcover; Publication date: November 8, 2011; $36.95).
In over 200 pages, this deluxe, oversized (12″x 15 1/2″) book, presents the most remarkable photos ever to be taken by LIFE photographers (including some that never appeared in the magazine’s pages), and the fascinating stories behind them. Here we see the 17 most arresting photos of war; eight photos that changed the world (shifting the way we thought or acted); 17 excerpts from great reads (while renowned for its photography, LIFE featured the work of such literary giants as Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer and Maya Angelou); six heart-wrenching photos of the less fortunate; 25 candid shots of Hollywood stars; six revolutionary sports photos; a collection of photos that never ran, and much more. Also included are thumbnails of every LIFE cover ever published and a detachable reproduction of LIFE’s first issue from November 23, 1936, in its entirety, and original size.
A special section at the book’s close looks at the LIFE brand today, which has continued to deliver books and photography that explains and explores our world in the same tradition that LIFE forged many decades ago, including the seminal volume ONE NATION: America Remembers September 11, 2001 and the LIFE.com website, which features more than 15 million classic, contemporary, and never-before-seen photos.
The editors at LIFE vigorously carry on the traditions of excellence in photography, in journalism, and in telling the story of our country and our world, which began with the founding of LIFE magazine in 1936 by editor and publisher, Henry R. Luce. They have published books on a broad range of subjects, including New York Times bestsellers ONE NATION, LIFE The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, LIFE Picture Puzzle and TheAmerican Journey of Barack Obama.
LIFE 75 YEARS: THE VERY BEST OF LIFE By the Editors of Life Time Home Entertainment, Inc. Publication date November 8, 2011 $36.95 Hardcover; ISBN 1-60320-212-9
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