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Time: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Influential Magazine Hardcover – April 27, 2010
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"Here, Angeletti and Oliva (coauthors, In Vogue) gloriously showcase both the magazine and U.S. history... the book covers an amazing amount of material... Interviews with authors, designers, photographers, editors, and others lend a personal feel. VERDICT: An excellent volume for news junkies; enjoyable to both browse and read." ~Library Journal
"…readers are….likely to relish many of the book's 600 or so captivating photographs and illustrations, starting with Pope John Paul II praying at the Western Wall in 2000." ~Wall Street Journal
"...this handsome coffee-table book provides an engrossing guided tour of nearly nine decades of history as witnessed, filtered and reported by America's most celebrated weekly "news magazine.'" ~American Profile
"It's a real book through and through, with a ton of information and back story. Its an amazing book and a must-have for everyone! We highly, highly recommend it." ~BookLegion.com
"...an exemplary job of capturing the deep history of both the journalistic chronicler of our times and therefore the actual history of our times itself. A major work on all fronts." ~BlogOnBooks.com
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The two authors follow the ups and downs (mostly up, though) of Time over the years and present the story in bite-size chunks, a bit like the magazine. The first fascinating piece I found was about Hadden's attempt to create a unique writing style, which later became Timestyle: `Death, as it must to all men, came last night to ...', he created new words: cinemactresses; radiorators; socialite or kudos. The style seemed to specialize in its own inverted syntax.
Another unique style was the red cover border, first used on the January 3, 1927 issue and it has stayed ever since. Magazines have to compete on the newsstands, so cover images are vital. These three artists helped sell at lot of copies: Artzybasheff; Chaliapin and Baker who between them created more than nine hundred covers in the forties and fifties. I can remember being wowed, back then, by Artzybasheff's stunning combination of machines with human attributes on Time covers. Another visual item I remember as a reader were the fascinating charts and maps drawn by Robert Chapin, only five are included, though.Read more ›
Interestingly, in this era of internet news aggregators (Google news anyone?), Time magazine actually began as an aggregator itself. The book details the origins of the magazine by a pair of 25 year old Yalies (Henry Luce and Briton Hadden - Hadden died in the magazine's first decade in print) who, beginning with their first issue in March of 1923, created a compendium of news articles from popular magazines of the day (The Atlantic Monthly, Le Figaro, the New Republic and others) eventually leading to their own world-class reportage that has summarized weekly events for over eight decades.
The book does an excellent job of detailing the development of the `world's most influential magazine' from both it's written and photographic history. Of note is the obvious visual growth of the magazine from the early charcoal drawing of notables of the day, to the famous red border version of the magazine that still lives on today. From illustrators, like cover collage maker, Boris Artzybasheff, portrait artist Robert Vickrey, or contemporary artists like Warhol, Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg, to the top-flight photographers - from Dorothea Lange to David Hume Kennerly to Matt Mahurin - to Nigel Holmes' charts of `info-graphics' to illustrate the news, Time magazine's portrayal of weekly events has as much to do with it's illustrative graphics as it does with it's long history of award-winning journalism.Read more ›
This history of Time continues to show what `it' was like from 1923 to the present. Each turn of the page can evoke a memory, a tear, a smile for us that were at hand and more importantly it captures these moments and feelings for future generations.
It has a listing and small photos of each cover for person of the year and the top 10 best selling issues. The stories of the controversies are also included; the ones of choosing the man/person of the year and why John Kennedy's death was not on the cover.
Time was known for it's accuracy; but there is one glaring mistake on page 59: a picture that was taken of Hitler at his Berghof on the Obersalzberg in 1938 by Hugo Jaeger, is described as Hitler reviewing his troops at Nuremberg in 1937 - a mistake that it is hard to believe proof readers didn't catch since there are mountains and greenery in the background which would not have been in Nuremberg.
This is a book that teachers could use; parents and grandparents can bring it into their homes to remember and tell the stories of their lives and histories to their children and grandchildren.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought it used in great condition. It is a big and heavy book with beautiful color and B&W photographs that covers important events in world history, told and photographed by TIME... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mikereview
I was pleasantly surprised by the condition of this book, excllent given it was used. And the price was a bargain...thanks.Published 13 months ago by Saurabh lal
A very large hardback collection of Time's most memorable magazines. My daughter is a history buff and her whole face lit up when I handed this to her. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
Outstanding collection of important news events over the years written in a style found only in TIME.Published 15 months ago by A.R.ESHMAN
I had purchased this book at a book store but it was the last one. I found it on Amazon and was so happy. It's a great table book.Published 23 months ago by Leenie73
TIME: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINE is worth its cost, especially at the lower-than-publisher's price avaliable at AMAZON.COM. Read morePublished on August 24, 2010 by David O. Whitten
Colloquial dialect of southern blacks very well written as was the expression of the bigotry present of so many people in the 1960's, particularly in the southern U.S. Read morePublished on August 14, 2010 by Milton B. Rouse
This publication is stunning. It's much more than an attractive coffee table book. TIME has always been a favorite publication of mine, even as a kid. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Events by Barbara
we heard about this on msnbc, morning joe show, and ordered it for my dad for father's day. he could not have been more delighted. what a way to learn about history. Read morePublished on August 3, 2010 by GSI