Patagonia, La Última Esperanza

Patagonia, La Última Esperanza

by Macduff Everton
     
 

In this spectacular collection of panoramic images, award-winning photographer Macduff Everton proves why Chile’s Last Hope Province, in the extreme southern corner of Patagonia, is a landscape that kindles the dreams of world travelers. Patagonia, La Última Esperanza is a collaboration with writer and artist Mary Heebner, whose meditative

Overview

In this spectacular collection of panoramic images, award-winning photographer Macduff Everton proves why Chile’s Last Hope Province, in the extreme southern corner of Patagonia, is a landscape that kindles the dreams of world travelers. Patagonia, La Última Esperanza is a collaboration with writer and artist Mary Heebner, whose meditative prose reflects the poetry of place. Just as her observations seek to unearth and understand the spirit of the region, her paintings, watercolors, and drawings evocatively counterpoint Everton’s photographs of iconic mountains and glacier-lined fjords. Together they provide a unique perspective on this vast, still mysterious territory and the lives of the people who have made a home here at the tip of the South American continent.

While visitors rush to the landmark peaks of UNESCO-designated Torres del Paine National Park or the wonders of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, they too often miss equally gorgeous and accessible but less frequented areas. Everton and Heebner explore much more, from the shimmering ice fields and glassy lakes to the island mazes and expansive grasslands where you’re more likely to see condors than another person. They find the beauty and meaning in the fishermen’s harbors, the cowboys’ ranch labors, and the creations of visionary architects, whose stunning constructions mesh concern for the environment with the grandeur of the setting.

Patagonia, La Última Esperanza indelibly captures a place of unending superlatives—the most breathtaking mountain ranges, the most storied valleys, the most inspiring destination for readers and travelers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938531029
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
12.10(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Macduff Everton is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and Islands magazines. His many editorial clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Life, LA Times Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Outside, Smithsonian, and Town & Country. His work is in the collections of many public and private institutions, including the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; British Museum, London; International Center of Photography and Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Musée de L'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.

Mary Heebner is a painter and book artist whose work is included in collections at the J. P. Getty Research Center, New York Public Library, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, University of California, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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