Material World: A Global Family Portrait

By | November 30, 2017
Material World: A Global Family Portrait Author Peter Menzel
ISBN-10 0871564300
ISBN-13 9780871564306
Year 1995-10-03
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Counterpoint
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In an unprecedented effort sixteen of the worlds foremost photographers traveled to thirty nations around the globe to live for a week with families that were statistically average for that nation At the end of each visit photographer and family collaborated on a remarkable portrait of the family members outside their home surrounded by all of their possessionsa few jars and jugs for some an explosion of electronic gadgetry for others Vividly portraying the look and feel of the human condition everywhere on Earth this internationally acclaimed bestseller puts a human face on the issues of population environment social justice and consumption as it illuminates the crucial question facing our species today Can all six billion of us have all the things we want

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