Places of Power: The Aesthetics of Technology

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"Places of Power, John Sexton's third book, transports the viewer to places few have experienced firsthand. Sexton's images explore the haunting mystery of ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings, the monumental scale of Hoover Dam, the massive energy of steam turbine power plants, and the intricacies of the Space Shuttle - the single most complex system ever assembled in human history. The eighty-three photographs in Places of Power bring the viewer into intimate contact with these amazing technological achievements. Seen through Sexton's eyes, these
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"Places of Power, John Sexton's third book, transports the viewer to places few have experienced firsthand. Sexton's images explore the haunting mystery of ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings, the monumental scale of Hoover Dam, the massive energy of steam turbine power plants, and the intricacies of the Space Shuttle - the single most complex system ever assembled in human history. The eighty-three photographs in Places of Power bring the viewer into intimate contact with these amazing technological achievements. Seen through Sexton's eyes, these structures and machines built for utilitarian purposes are transformed into miraculous sculptures." "The book includes a foreword by journalist Walter Cronkite, as well as an essay by computer scientist, Rob Pike. John Sexton shares his experiences and challenges in the making of these photographs in his own essays."--BOOK JACKET.
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Sexton (photographer, master print maker, workshop instructor, and lecturer) presents 83 b&w photographs that bring the viewer into intimate contact with structures and machines built for utilitarian purposes but, as seen through his eyes, are transformed into miraculous sculptures. In addition to the vibrant images of such technological achievements as Hoover Dam, steam turbine power plants, the space shuttle, and ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings, the volume also contains essays by Sexton himself, legendary journalist Walter Cronkite, and computer scientist Rob Pike of the Computing Science Research Center of Bell Labs. Oversize: 12.5x12.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780967218816
  • Publisher: Ventana Editions
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 12.34 (w) x 12.26 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Walter Cronkite - A Journey Through Time
Preface by John Sexton - Unexpected Beauty
Essay by Rob Pike - The Power of Humanity
Anasazi Sites
Hoover Dam
Power Plants
Space Shuttle
List of Plates
Photographer's Notes
Technical Information
Acknowledgements
Colophon
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Amazing!!!

    I have collected photography books for years, and have John Sexton's two previous books, 'Quiet Light' and 'Listen to the Trees.' I expected to find this book of new work interesting, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. The combination of the four different subjects is fascinating, but the images themselves are startlingly beautiful. The essays by Sexton, Walter Cronkite, and Rob Pike tie the photographs together beautifully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    John Sexton Rules!

    I am neither an employee of Ventana Publication, nor am I paid to write good words about this book. I have always been a fan of John Sexton's work. Who else alive can match his fantastic printmaking skills. I will say it with confident; none. John Sexton is the only person I know who comes close to the printmaking standards of Ansel Adams. 'Places of Power' is all about beautiful prints. I am not a technology 'freak,' so I am in no postion to comment in this area. But if you love black-and-white images, photography, the zone system or large format images, this IS the book for you. Personally, I think $60.00 is a small price to pay to be able to appreciate John Sexton's work.

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