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Album for an age : unconventional words and pictures from the twentieth century

Author: Arthur Shay
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Album for an Age, Mr. Shay puts both his words and his pictures to work. The result is a delightful, entertaining, thoughtful, and sometimes wacky sightseeing tour of many of the major personalities and events of the last fifty years. "Daumier," he writes, "taught me to aim my predatory camera at the contumely, snobbery, pretensions, cruelty, and machinery of petty power." Some of it, though, he can't help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Arthur Shay; Art Shay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Shay
ISBN: 1566633273 9781566633277
OCLC Number: 44454652
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 301 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Art Shay ; with a foreword by Garry Wills.

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A delightful, thoughtful, and wacky sightseeing tour of many of the personalities and events by one of America's photographers for Life, Time, and other assignments, this book covers Art Shay's work  Read more...

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My initial admiration for his talent and courage have never dimmed. How could they? Just look at the pictures.--Garry Wills

 
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