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Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past - Ransom Riggs
Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times... show more
With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person’s life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book’s unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph’s particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062099495 (0062099493)
ASIN: 62099493
Publisher: It Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Il Blog di Dany
Il Blog di Dany rated it
1.0
Inizio: 1 marzoFinito: 1 marzoVoto: 1/5Consigliato: No! Ok non so proprio cosa dire su questo libro, sono soltanto foto più o meno bizzarre e per nulla interessanti di sconosciuti, l'autore fin da piccolo essendo appassionato di foto ha deciso di raccoglierle e poi... pubblicarle... tutto qui. Inter...
The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it
5.0 Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
"The passage of time makes old photographs more than just someone else's memories. When names and faces are forgotten, they pass into collective memory. In a sense, they belong to all of us."
Nikkiel101
Nikkiel101 rated it
5.0 Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
Does this count as reading because it is literally a picture book. But I thought it was amazing. It made me laugh, made me think, made me get teary (Janet Lee anyone?), all in about 30 minutes. It was really interesting. Loved it.
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
5.0 Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
I love that Ransom Riggs collected photos ALL his life to compile a book like this. How amazing to delve into the life of someone else through a picture and a simple statement written on the back? Who knew that people discarded these photos so easily at garage sales!? His collection is excellent and...
An Excellent Library
An Excellent Library rated it
4.0 Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
They were photos of strangers, of weddings and funerals, family vacations, backyard forts, and first days of school, all torn from once-treasured albums and dumped into plastic bins for strangers to paw through: communal graves of a sort, the anonymous dead shuffled into ersatz families of the unwan...
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