Posts Tagged ‘LIFE’

TIDSKRIFT: Alan Brinkley har skrivit en biografi om skaparen av tidskrifterna Time, Fortune och Life.

Ett längre utdrag av boken The Publisher – Henry Luce and His American Century kan man läsa i Vanity Fair (maj 2010, men tyvärr endast i pappersutgåvan). 

”Just out of Yale, Henry Luce and Briton Hadden staked their golden-boy reputations on a presumptuous, prophetic challenge to a recession-weakened media establishment.”

Time was attractive to them because it captured something of the dual purpose of their enterprise – to chronicle the passage of time and to save readers precious time. They also experimented with various subtitles, using such words as ”chronicle” and ”digest” and ”weekly-newspaper”, but they finally settled on a term of their own invention: ”news-magazine”. (The hyphen disappeared in the late 20s.) It reflected [Briton] Hadden’s delight in creating new compound words and phrases.

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lifeLife behöver knappast någon närmare presentation för alla som älskar foto och bildjournalistik. Tidningen existerar inte längre men det gör alla bilderna, plus många nya.

”LIFE and Getty Images, the two most recognized names in photography, have joined forces to provide you instant access to millions of breathtaking photographs – for free”.

Håll till godo.

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