KENNEDY THROUGH THE LENS by Martin W. Sandler

KENNEDY THROUGH THE LENS

From the "... Through the Lens" series
Age Range: 10 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

As he did in Lincoln Through the Lens (2008), Sandler offers a fascinating photo-essay examining how images shaped public perceptions of John F. Kennedy. In Kennedy’s case, it was television and advances in color photography and photojournalism that were influential. One of America’s most photogenic presidents, Kennedy was an astute user of the media. Following the format of the other Through the Lens books, each spread is a self-contained “chapter,” with one page of text and a full-page photograph, many in color. The book begins with an overview of Kennedy’s life and the role that photography and television played in his career. Subsequent spreads are chronological, covering Kennedy’s life from childhood through assassination. The author notes the significance of the Kennedy presidency’s being the first to be photographed mostly in color, “perfect for capturing the glamour that came to be associated with the Kennedy years.” Kennedy’s life and administration were documented with a groundbreaking intimacy the public had never known before, making this an accessible, insightful perspective on one of America’s most famous presidents. (further reading and websites, source notes, index) (Biography. 10-14)

 

Pub Date: Jan. 4th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8027-2160-0
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Walker
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2010




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