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AMERICA 24/7: 24 HOURS. 7 DAYS.

Rick Smolan, David Elliot Cohen, editors.

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ISBN 10: 0789499754 / ISBN 13: 9780789499752
Published by DK Publishing., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: DK Publishing, 2003. First printing. Folio. 304 pages. 1200 + photos. Illustrated laminated boards. A fine copy in fine, unclipped dw, one inch nick bottom edge of flap. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12886043208

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Title: AMERICA 24/7: 24 HOURS. 7 DAYS.

Publisher: DK Publishing.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A remarkable collection of digital photographs, representing the talents of hundreds of professional and amateur photographers, provides a visual time capsule of American life, capturing a stunning diversity of people, cultures, and accomplishments across America. 400,000 first printing. $600,000 ad/promo.

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America 24/7 reunites the team that started the popular A Day in the Life series of photography books, Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen. Those books sought to profile a single day in a country or city through pictures. Here, the concept is similar but far more epic in scope: photojournalistic, people-driven snapshots of young and old at work and play throughout the entire United States over a given time period (in this case, one week). Another twist this time is that more than 25,000 amateur and professional photographers snapped all of the pictures with digital cameras. From the million-plus photos submitted, 25,000 were chosen for a total of 53 volumes, one on America, one for each state, and one each for D.C. and New York City. The result is an amazing array of subjects, but all shot with a consistency of tone. Composition, lighting, and camera effects aren't as important as the content. the gener! al sentiment one gets from the images: Muslim high school girls jumping rope in traditional headcovers, Roller Bladers on the Brooklyn Bridge, electrical lineman students learning to climb telephone poles, Eve Fletcher, a 76-year-old California surfer, or Tonto, the "seeing-eye" miniature horse. There are babies, children, rites of passage, monuments, forests, circus performers, movie stars, and cattlemen. The images might be a tad sentimental, but not overly so. In addition, readers can order a custom book jacket at www.america24-7.com/customcover, using their own digital photo as the cover. --Eric Reyes

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