The Family of Man by Edward Steichen

"The Family of Man" is a renowned photography book that showcases a collection of 503 images from 68 countries, capturing the universal aspects of the human experience. The images, selected from a pool of nearly 2 million pictures, depict a wide range of human emotions, activities, and conditions, from birth to death, love to war, and work to play. The book serves as a powerful visual testament to the shared experiences and emotions that unite all humanity, transcending boundaries of geography, culture, and language.

The 3462nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 108

Since this book was first published in 1955, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 108.0.

This is to prevent newer books from reaching super high on the ranked list of the greatest books of all time. The greatest books should also stand the test of time.