Cel­e­brat­ing LIFE

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LIFE 75 Years: The Very Best of LIFE Ed­i­tors of LIFE

Life; Har/pap edi­tion (Novem­ber 8, 2011) $24.39


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The ed­i­tors at LIFE vig­or­ously carry on the tra­di­tions of ex­cel­lence in pho­tog­ra­phy, in jour­nal­ism, and in telling the story of the world which be­gan in 1936 by found­ing ed­i­tor and pub­lisher, Henry R. Luce. This book cel­e­brates LIFE’S voy­age since then.

In this deluxe com­mem­o­ra­tive edi­tion, LIFE’S ed­i­tors fo­cus on the pub­li­ca­tion’s achieve­ments more tightly than they ever have be­fore: “This is truly the best of ev­ery­thing LIFE has ac­com­plished. In these pages are the best war pho­tos ever taken for LIFE; the best photo es­says ever to grace our pages (in­clud­ing the works of Capa and Parks and Smith); the loveli­est pic­tures from Hol­ly­wood (in fact, the best pic­tures of Marilyn Mon­roe ever taken by such as Hals­mann, Eisen­staedt and her dear friend Mil­ton Greene), the best sports pic­tures, the fun­ni­est pic­tures we ever ran. The best pic­tures from the space race, and the most sig­nif­i­cant pic­tures to the hu­man race, in­clud­ing Len­nart Nils­son’s ‘Life Be­fore Birth’.” This is a pre­mium vol­ume of LIFE, and be­yond its 200-plus pages, which in­clude a re­view of ev­ery LIFE cover ever pub­lished

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