On Reading

A celebration of the timeless act of reading as seen through the lens of one of the world s most beloved photographersYoung or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel andA celebration of the timeless act of reading as seen through the lens of one of the world s most beloved photographersYoung or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel and is introduced by award winning writer, Paul Theroux McCurry s mesmerizing images of the universal human act of reading are an acknowledgement of and a tribute to the overwhelming power of the written word.
On Reading A celebration of the timeless act of reading as seen through the lens of one of the world s most beloved photographersYoung or old rich or poor engaged in the sacred or the secular people everywher

  • Title: On Reading
  • Author: Steve McCurry Paul Theroux
  • ISBN: 9780714871295
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “On Reading”

    1. I enjoy "coffee table" books, you know, those enormous books with gorgeous, glossy photos or illustrations that bring self-awareness, be it through shock, inspiration, comfort, recognition, or any other jolt. But, in the end, I need words. The pictures must have stories for me to be strongly affected. Then I can look and relook and still want to look again at the images.Theroux's foreword is what bumped this book from three to four stars. I related to his experiences, to his thoughts on books, a [...]

    2. This is a gorgeous coffee table book for any bibliophile! Love these photos of people from all over the world reading.

    3. Ich habe es auf deutsch gelesen. Es war ein sehr schönes Buch über das Lesen und die Menschen, die lesen.

    4. I've always loved the Kertesz book "On Reading", and this entrancing update to more contemporary readers, from all over the world, is a pleasure to look at. It's full of a widely diverse population that reflects a more all encompassing atmosphere. The forward by Theroux is an entertaining exploration of memory, history and philosophical observations.

    5. Stunning, intimate photography combined with a masterful introduction by Paul Theroux. Steve McCurry's "On Reading" warrants multiple viewings of the photos contained therein.

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