Re: CD-ROM photoessary on global culture

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 23:00:31 -0500 (EST)

This answer is more print than multimedia, but it's a lead. I own the
book of this, and if there's a CD-ROM, it probably has the same name:
_Material World: A Global Family Portrait_. The photos you describe are
in the book. Here's the full citation.

Menzel, Peter. _Material World: A Global Family Portrait_. San
Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994.

Good luck!

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, Mark Green wrote:

> Colleagues,
> Here's a query that is more multimedia than video, but perhaps someone can
> help? About 3-4 years ago, a CD-ROM was issued commercially that featured a
> gallery of family portraits from around the world. (I read about it in the
> Wall Street Journal). Each photo was set up the same: the family outside
> their dwelling with their "stuff" - be it a rice cooker, VCR, pet. Maybe 40
> portraits in all? It was a way to compare - in a snapshot, as it were - how
> people live around the world. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark Green
> Simpson College
> Indianola, Ia