Book Talk | Century of War ,By Luciano Garibaldi

Posted: February 17, 2015 in art, book

DSC_2133Today I was given a copy of Luciano Garibaldi, Century of War. A massive Hardcover ,with dimensions

32×26 cm,448 pages and weight over 3kgs. My first thought was “Damn 20th Century had a lot of wars!!!”. History always fascinated me and the story of the 2 Great Wars captured a large part of my interest. The moment I I opened it I understood It was a book with core center the war photography that captured the pain,agony,blood and tears, shame and honor of the  fighting parties of all these conflicts. It has beautiful photographs and the quality of paper and printing is not bad at all.

The description of the book goes like this: “Two world wars, ethnic genocide, the atomic bomb, Vietnam: these pictures bear witness to 100 years of conflict–and mankind’s dedication to the art of destruction. Taken at the front lines by four generations of photographers and combatants, these are tragic documents of courage and horror. Accompanying the unforgettable images: powerful commentary by an historian and specialist journalist who has covered the fighting in Beirut and the  Gulf War, and saw the aftermath of slaughter in Rwanda and Burundi.

My opinion is that this book is a nice photo journal of the 20th Century Wars and worth owning it. It can for sure be a nice conversation starter when laid in a living room table.

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