To celebrate LIFE’s 75th Anniversary, we proudly present LIFE 75, the best two-in-one digital coffee-table book. In the landscape view, LIFE 75 lets you pore over hundreds of the best photos ever to appear in LIFE, while the portrait mode serves up over 135 of LIFE’s most intriguing and memorable covers. Along the way, editors and photographers (past and present) offer unique insight on their adventures at LIFE, and there’s even a game that lets you test your eye as a LIFE photo editor. This astonishing collection covers 75 years and may take a few minutes to download, but you’ll be rewarded with the very best of LIFE.
Seventy-five years ago, TIME publisher Henry Luce launched a new weekly magazine that he called "the biggest picture show on earth." The magazine, LIFE, was an instant hit and became the gold standard for photojournalism. LIFE has covered war and celebrity, heroes and villains, nature and society, along the way amassing millions of powerful, iconic images. Today, LIFE's tradition carries on as a line of richly illustrated books, the award-winning website LIFE.com, as well as LIFE apps.
LIFE 75 features include:
•A unique interactive layout, presenting LIFE's greatest photos in landscape view and related covers in portrait mode
•Numerous audio clips featuring LIFE’s past and present editors and photographers, providing exclusive insight on their time at LIFE
•Video clips in which LIFE's most brilliant photographers tell how they got their shots
•An interactive game, Editor’s Choice: Can you choose the photo that made the cut?
•Galleries of rarely seen photos
•Multiple navigation points, including a "decades bar" that sorts the photos from the 1930s to the 2000s.
LIFE 75 covers such topics as:
•Up Close with the Stars: Hollywood's brightest lights gave unfettered access to their lives. The result: special pictures of the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor.
•Memorable Moments: LIFE; was always present to capture the crucial instant, from Gen. Douglas MacArthur landing in the Philippines to Martin Luther King Jr. launching his civil-rights crusade.
•In the Wild: LIFE offers a menagerie of the exotic and domestic, the cute and the terrifying.
•At War: LIFE's intrepid photographers brought home the horror and the heroism, including images that helped changed how Americans felt about Vietnam.
•Heroes and Villains: LIFE made unforgettable portraits of some of the most admired and reviled people of our time.
•LIFE Classics: The sailor kissing the nurse. The Marlboro Man. LIFE published images that became nothing short of iconic.
•Magical Places: The Taj Mahal by moonlight, Mt. Everest in sharpest daylight. Witness some of the world’s greatest scenic and architectural wonders.
- April 24, 2012 Initial release
- June 18, 2013 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99