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From the Publisher2008 Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year, Gold Medal - Regional category.
"This version of the Western landscape is a wilderness experience, and Ortner's aim simply to honor these places in their pristine beauty. A large format helps to convey the scope of the vistas...It is also a format big enough to experience the images viscerally: the textures stone and brush and water running through them are almost palpable."
"Throughout the book, Jon Ortner captures the natural beauty of the Southwest in his stunning photographs...Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest is truly a visual delight."
--Southwest Art Magazine
"Jon Ortner's oversized, full-page color photos of the Southwest embellishes an album perfect for both photography collections and those documenting the landscapes of the American Southwest. It's a deluxe, numbered, signed and limited edition of an outstanding collection of over 200 images -- including 100 panoramas shot in over 650 locations across a 130,000 square-mile area. The geology and landmarks of this region are outstanding: towers, spires, arches, domes, bridges, and more...It's simply unparalleled in its scope, presentation, and coverage."
--Midwest Book Review
"Magnificent...Ortner's photographs encompass nothing less than a history of Southwestern geology told in incredibly dramatic terms...he has invested inert matter and archetypal forms with a sense of mysterious silence and timelessness."
"Exquisite...a visual feast."
"Uncannily evocative images."
--Town and Country