Vietnam Inc. (Paperback)
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Vietnam Inc. (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/01/2006
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A re-creation of Philip Jones Griffiths' classic book on the Vietnam War - one of the most important and acclaimed works of photojournalism - with a foreword to the new edition by Noam Chomsky.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714846033
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1093 g
Dimensions: 280 x 202 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Few photo books can claim the social and historic importance of Vietnam Inc."-Bookforum

""The greatest description of war since Goya", raved Henri Cartier-Bresson... Thirty years on, Vietnam Inc. is still a classic... Essential to anyone interested in Vietnam's history, America, photography or war... Like many photojournalists, however, Griffiths retains his faith in both the ultimate goodness of humanity and the power of the photographic image. Vietnam Inc. is a testament to the latter."-Far Eastern Economic Review

"Despite, or perhaps because of, the many Hollywood re-enactments of the war, Vietnam Inc. remains a shocking and powerful book... What distinguishes Vietnam Inc. from other books about the war is that it looks beyond the front-line action and seeks an understanding of life behind the headlines."-British Journal of Photography

"Some of the most powerful images of the Vietnam War."-Independent on Sunday

"One of the most powerful photo documents to come out of the Vietnam War."-ASPP, The Picture Professional

"Remains a quintessential book on the subject."-International Center of Photography, New York

"[Philip Jones Griffiths'] combination of death and destruction against a backdrop of folklife and peasant culture, contextualized by his own sharp text, seemed to expose the futility of this conflict better than wall-to-wall TV and magazine coverage."-Photo District News

"If I had to pick a single book of photojournalism to represent the Vietnam War, I'd choose Philip Jones Griffiths' Vietnam Inc....Griffiths' masterpiece remains the most trenchant image-text analysis of this war ever published in English."-Photography in New York International

"One of the most excoriating indictments of US involvement in the Vietnam War ever published... The book masterfully juxtaposes a rural, civilian peaceful population with that of a technically-advanced army intent on 'helping' them depose government and ideology that the people actually chose... Jones Griffiths' often wry, ironic and direct commentary helps put US military intentions in true perspective... The enduring strength of Vietnam Inc. is two-fold: Griffiths was not 'embedded' as journalists now choose to be and he was not afraid to take a moral stance about the reasons behind the US intervention and the conduct of its army."-Tribune

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