Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado

Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado

by Eliot Porter, David Ross Brower
     
 

Reprinted as a symbol of hope for the restoration of Glen Canyon, this commemorative edition contains Eliot Porter's photographs of the natural wonder, which he knew and loved. Following introductory articles by the photographer himself and David Brower (Board of Trustees of Glen Canyon Institute), each of the 77 dramatic color images is accompanied by a short… See more details below

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Reprinted as a symbol of hope for the restoration of Glen Canyon, this commemorative edition contains Eliot Porter's photographs of the natural wonder, which he knew and loved. Following introductory articles by the photographer himself and David Brower (Board of Trustees of Glen Canyon Institute), each of the 77 dramatic color images is accompanied by a short commentary by well-known figures such as Wallace Stegner, Loren Eiseley, Henry David Thoreau, and others. Concludes with an essay by Daniel P. Beard (former commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation) on the changed landscape since Glen Canyon Dam as well as the geology of the region. Oversize: 10.5x11.5". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This is a 25th anniversary edition, revised and updated, of master nature photographer Porter's 1963 paean to a unique natural wonder of compressed geology and atmospheric caprice now long since extinguished by a power-project dam. The work still excites as both camera art and a spur to wilderness preservation. Light, shadow and tinted hue play changes on the canyon's walls, rifts and waters in Porter's color plates, here accompanied by quotations from Thoreau, Loren Eiseley, Owen Wister, Wallace Stegner and others. The assemblage of ``carved walls, royal arches, glens, alcove gulches, mounds and monuments'' that Porter calls ``the Colorado's masterwork'' was discovered by John Wesley Powell in 1869. Porter mourns a vanished river passage that ``mirrors pink rocks and cerulean sky'' and in whose narrow chasms ``streams of melted gems flow over purple sands.'' Though imperceptible in its original state, Glen Canyon on these picture-pages persists and is fittingly commemorated. (February 15)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879052492
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Edition description:
Commemorative ed., 1st ed
Pages:
176

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