Book of the week: National Geographic's 'Around the World in 125 Years'
Limited edition of 125,000 copies worldwide
For five generations, National Geographic magazine has engaged and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from around the globe. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society's trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit.
To celebrate the anniversary, Taschen in partnership with the National Geographic have published a limited edition book, titled Around the World in 125 Years. The trans-continental exploration starts with volume 1's Americas and Antarctica, continuing the journey by crossing the Atlantic to Europe and Africa in volume 2 before finally sailing to the Indian Ocean to Asia and Oceania in volume 3.
From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, National Geographic invented the aesthetic of the photo essay, while pushing the technical boundaries of the medium. Owners of the new book will discover how the magazine evolved from presenting a romantic view of the world-subjects posed and smiling – to exploring edgier, previously untold stories reflecting political turmoil, social issues, and environmental threats. The magazine's revered groundbreaking underwater and wildlife photographs also heavily feature, making this three volume series a world class set, which is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared, and passed down to future generations.
National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years is available in hardcover, 3 vols, in slipcase, 28 x 39 com, 1404 pages for approximately 2194 AED on Taschen.com now.