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The Family Of Man

By Edward Steichen, Carl Sandburg




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Family of Man

SANDBURG Carl STEICHEN Edward

1955. First Edition . Signed. STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. The Family of Man. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Quarto, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $3800.Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page, “To Frank Abrams, from my good neighbor [pollster] Elmo Roper and many best wishes, Edward Steichen,” featuring 503 rich photogravures.“In 1955, Steichen opened the exhibition The Family of Man, the most universally popular photography exhibition ever organized” (Icons of Photography, 16) and still considered the medium’s “landmark show” (Roth, 146). Structured as “a journey through the seven stages of man, from birth to death, [it was] compiled from pictures taken all around the world… It tends to depoliticize the human condition by emphasizing universals rather than specifics” (Parr & Badger I:210). Steichen’s inscription fondly refers to his longtime neighbor in West Redding, Connecticut, Elmo Roper, who “acquired national fame… [as one of] the first to develop the modern political polls” (New York Times). First published earlier the same year by the Museum of Modern Art, this later printing includes all 503 photographs and an additional section on the installation itself. Prologue written by Steichen’s brother-in-law, Carl Sandburg. With “Deluxe Edition” dust jacket. See Parr & Badger II:218. Lightest edge-wear to original boards; mild chipping to spine head, light spotting to bright dust jacket. A near-fine copy, scarce inscribed.

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The Family of Man

Edward Steichen; Carl Sandburg [Foreword]

Musuem of Modern Art, 1955-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Family of Man

Steichen, Edward Sandburg, Carl

Museum of Modern Art, 1955. VERY GOOD. 1955 HCw/DJ. Light shelfwear and a hint of soiling to jacket. Pristine book has no marks or writing, though there is some light foxing to pages.

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Family of Man

Steichen, Edward Sandburg, Carl (Prologue)

Museum of Modern Art, 1955. VERY GOOD. 1955 HCw/DJ. Jacket has some wear. Closed tears (minor) and shelfwear w/light edgewear to boards. Very clean - no marks.

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The Family of Man: The Greatest Photographic Exhibition of All Time

Steichen, Edward; Carl Sandburg (prologue)

New York: Museum of Modern Art/Maco Magazine Corp., 1955. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Black 1/4 cloth, white paper covered boards, lettered/decorated in gilt. Modest shelf wear, covers slightly toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. 192 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Color illus. dust jacket shows modest shelf wear, surface soiling to rear panel and mild spotting to lower front panel, a few short closed tears along top edges, original $6.95 price intact, now in mylar. Shows 1955 MoMA copyight on lower title but not the "Published . . . by Maco Magazine Corporation" credit..

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The Family Of Man

Steichen, Edward / Sandburg, Carl

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. 192 pp.. Soft Cover. Fine. 4to.

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The Family of Man

Steichen, Edward; Carl Sandburg

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Hardcover. Fair. No dustcover. Pages toned at edges, front edge of board bumped and ffep neatly excised. Else text/photos unmarked, binding solid. Large 8vo, bookseller #001028.

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The Family of Man

Steichen, Edward; Sandburg, Carl

Museum of Modern Art, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/very good. This is a first edition exhibition catalogue of Steichen's "greatest photographic exhibition of all time," featuring 503 pictures from 68 countries, with a prologue by Carl Sandburg. Some soiling to front endpapers, and jacket has shelf wear.

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The Family of Man: The Greatest Photographic Exhibition of All Time - 503 Pictures from 68 Countries -

Edward Steichen; Carl Sandburg (prologue by)

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1955. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Edition not stated. No indication of later printings, c 1955. Quarter bound black cloth, white boards with gilt decoration and titles. Boards clean and bright with a touch of sunning at edges. Light shelf wear. Spine solid. Binding sound. Text block and pages lightly toned. DJ not clipped ($4.95) light foxing, dust soiling throughout. Jacket a bit toned, edges rubbed with a few short closed tears and some spots of light soiling. Jacket whole with illustration still quite bright and attractive..

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The Family of Man: the Greatest Photographic Exhibition of All Time-503 Pictures From 68 Countries

Edward Steichen; Carl Sandburg and Dorothy Norman

Hardcover. Good. Used hardcover copy with creasing to covers/page edges, dust jacket missing, some foxing on the edges. fast shipping

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The Family of Man

Steichen, Edward ; Sandburg, Carl (Prologue)

Simon & Schuster / Maco Magazine, 1955. 1955 cp , no other daes.Exceptionally clean w/ very tight binding.Original onion skin jacket has 1/2" chip at top of spine ans a 2"-3" piece missing at bottom edge. Published for MOMA by S&S .. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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The Family Of Man

Steichen, Edward

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. 100% guaranteed. 081619

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The Family Of Man

Steichen, Edward

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Family Of Man

Steichen, Edward

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. Paperback. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Family of Man

Carl Sandburg; Edward Steichen

Museum of Modern Art, 2002. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Family Of Man

Steichen, Edward

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $4.31