SANDEEN, Eric J. STEICHEN, Edward. FRANK, Robert.
Title: Picturing an Exhibition : The Family of Man and 1950s America. Hardcover in dustjacket.
Publisher:  University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1995, ISBN:0826315585
Seller ID: 113210
SANDEEN, Eric J. Picturing an Exhibition : The Family of Man and 1950s America. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii,(1),1-227,(1). Illustrated with more than 40 black and white photos. Large 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "'The Family ofMan', a photography exhibit curated by Edward Steichen, opened at the Muse um of Modern Art in 1955. More people saw that exhibit than any other show of photographs before or since, and the book remains in print to this day. Despite the enormous scucess of this assemblage of photographs, surprisingly little critical attention has been paid to 'The Family of Man' as a complex cultural phenomenon. Eric Sandeen presents here the first in-depth studyof the exhibit and its influence worldwide. he examines how the exhibit ca me to be assembled, the beliefs and background Edward Steichen brought to the project, and what he watned to show about the human condition from his selection of images. He then looks at the politics and culture of the 1950s to determine why the show was so popular at the time." - from the dustjacket.Contents: 1. Constructing a World of Photography; 2. Picturing the Exhibition; 3. The Family of Man on the Move; 4. The Family of Man in Moscow; 5.Edward Steichen, Robert Frank, and American Modernism. Light spotting to b oards, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00