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Faces of the Century

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Faces of the Century
A Sainsbury's Photographic Exhibition

Selected by David Bowie, Asa Briggs, Anna Ford, Max Hastings, Stephen Hawking, Helena Kennedy, Trevor Phillips, David Puttnam, John Sainsbury and Vivienne Westwood

This unique book presents 100 years in the history of Britain recorded through 100 photographs, chosen by ten British figureheads of today. The images are accompanied by explanations from the contributors of their choices, setting forth why, for them, their selections typify important aspects of twentieth-century Britain.

Drawn from the worlds of music, science, politics, business, high fashion and popular culture, the images range from the emancipation of women to the struggle for racial equality, from revolutions in industry and communications to the establishment of the welfare state; and give ten very personal responses to the extraordinary diversity of events and individuals that have shaped the Britain of today.


215 x 215mm, 240 pages
111 illustrations, 30 in colour
ISBN 1 85514 274 0
£14.95 (paperback)

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