disaster. Andy Warhol?s Campbell?s Soup Can. Marilyn Monroe standing over the subway grating. The first step onto the Moon. These powerful images have left an indelible impression in our collective mind?s eye. This mesmerizing little volume celebrates these and hundreds
of other artistic and cultural touchstones?without actually reproducing them. Each page is devoted to a single image, with a caption providing its title or description and the date that it was created. Just that information evokes
the image vividly. The page itself is blank. Dorothea Lange?s Migrant Mother. The album cover of Sgt. Pepper. A man facing a row of tanks in Tiananmen Square. Arranged in chronological order from 1900 to the present, these images
are a testament to the enduring impact of photography, art, and the image?as well as to the graphic precision of our shared memory bank. It?s also a great pop quiz on cultural literacy.