The United States of America with National Geographic
A grand tour of the USA through the magazine’s rich archives
Edited by Reuel Golden
Published by Taschen
The United States of America takes a grand visual tour across this incredible continent though the best of the National Geographic archives.
This spectacular large-format edition takes you on a full-colour tour across the length and breadth of the United States of America over the last century. Travelling state by state from Alabama to Wyoming, the volumes bring together more than 700 captivating images from the National Geographic’s illustrious archives.
The photographs are redolent of their time and place, charting the incredible evolving social history and geographical scope of this vast and diverse country. A vivid photographic account, the edition moves from breath-taking landscapes and evocative rural life, to advancing industry and burgeoning towns and cities. Experience the ski slopes of Colorado then settle down in the jazz bars of New Orleans; explore the luxurious Hollywood Hills and step inside a barbershop in Kentucky; wander the streets of Manhattan’s Chinatown and attend a river baptism in Mississippi.
While taking in the sweeping landscapes of rural America and the minutiae of its urban settings, the tour explores photographic evolution, as it shifts from early black-and-white and autochrome images of the 1920s and 1930s into mid-century Kodachrome, then the harder-edged reportage of the 1970s and 1980s, and finally the digital images of the 1990s through to the present.
An introductory essay by photography editor David Walker sets the scene for the stunning images that follow and gives them historical context. As the journey unfolds, prefaces introduce each state section, while fascinating storytelling captions reveal the characters and landscapes that fill every page. This extraordinary book celebrates not only the world’s greatest photography magazine but also the people, history and beauty of the United States in all its kaleidoscopic glory.
Published by Taschen
2 volumes in presentation box with handle
280 x 390 mm
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