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Author QuotedEdward Steichen
Title Quotedfamily of man : the greatest photographic exhibition of all time : 503 pictures from 68 countries / created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/03/19
ImprintNew York : Museum of Modern Art. 1955
QuotationMarvellous books for a few pennies-including The Family of Man for 50 cents. All those fabulous pictures. And again, no refinements and no explanations are necessary! How scandalized some men would be if I said that the whole book is to me a picture of Christ and yet that is the Truth. There, there is Christ in my own Kind, my own Kind-"Kind" which means "likeness" and which meanlove" and which means "child." Mankind
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 182-83
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