Running Press Book Publishers
On Sale: May 3, 2008
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From the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller America
24/7. The week of September 17, 2007, marked the largest
collaborative project in Internet history as 100 of the top
photojournalists and millions of Americans documented the
concept of home. The resultâ€”which included several million
photosâ€”is the most extensive record of American home life at
the beginning of the 21st century. Now the powerhouse team
of photographers and editors behind such bestselling titles
as America 24/7 and the A Day in the Life of... series,
present their latest collection of stunning personal and
dramatic moments with this tie-in volume.
America at Home aims to capture the emotions of home: the
distinctive rituals, ceremonies, traditions, intimate
moments, and all the myriad ways in which we work, play,
learn, conduct our lives, and interact with friends, family
members (and pets!) as we transform our houses (and
apartments, trailers, etc.) into our homes. From McMansions
to mobile homes, from tree houses to tenement slums, from
ranches to old-age homes, the public was invited to help
document the harmonies and paradoxes of home life across
America over a single seven-day period...
Highlights of this extraordinary project include: Massive
grassroots online outreach: Americans were invited to
simultaneously contribute their own images via a series of
daily snapshots each day throughout the week. These shots
covered topics such as: morning rush, whatâ€™s for dinner, and
evening family rituals. Participants received daily emails
with assignment instructions and also took general photos of
what makes their home special. The public was able to sign
in and upload them at www.MyAmericaAtHome.com.
Multiple formats: An international team of leading magazine
and newspaper photo editors edited all of the images, shot
by both professionals and amateurs. The best images are
woven together here with essays from leading writers in a
unique and evocative coffee table book. In addition to the
website, a TV show and photography exhibit are planned, with
the help (and advertising) of major corporate sponsors such
as IKEA, Google, HPâ€™s Snapfish, and BabyCenter.com.
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