DECADE: The First Extraordinary Ten Years of the 21st Century
BY EAMONN MCCABE AND DR. TERENCE MCNAMEE
Published in November 2010
Featuring 500 colour photographs illustrating events in politics, sports, technology, art, and human events, Phaidon Press is pleased to announce the publication of DECADE - the ultimate celebration of the past ten years.
Following Phaidon's New York Times best-selling book Century: One Hundred Years of Human Progress, Suffering, Regression and Hope (1999), DECADE is the history of the last ten years told in photographs, narrating unforeseeable advances, discoveries, and victories, as well as unanticipated atrocities and suffering. Bringing them all together in one wide-ranging source is the perfect tribute to an incredible time.
Set in chronological order, DECADE is an emotional journey. A brief explanation and the date it took place complement each photo, ranging from the iconic, forgotten and some you may never have seen before.
The book boasts an impressive set of thematic essays exploring the defining issues of the decade, as well as detailed texts on the significance of each year. Contributors include Jonathon Porritt on Climate Change, Christopher Coker on the impact of 9/11 and Simon Kuper on the Globalization of Sport.
Phaidon is widely admired for exceptional book design, and DECADE is a striking object that will undoubtedly inspire conversation by all who encounter it. With an unbeatable price of £24.95, DECADE is an essential tome documenting the extraordinary moments of the last ten years. It is sure to become the 'must-have' book of 2010.
250 x 250 mm
500 colour and black and white photos
ISBN 9 780 7148 5768 8