Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic

Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic

by Galen Rowell
     
 

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"Galen Rowell has a wonderful combination of qualities—eye, energy, intelligence, sensitivity, courage both physical and moral, and above all, heart. Very seldom have I experienced so clearly defined the connection between the artist and what he sees, feels, and does with the work itself."—Robert RedfordSee more details below

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"Galen Rowell has a wonderful combination of qualities—eye, energy, intelligence, sensitivity, courage both physical and moral, and above all, heart. Very seldom have I experienced so clearly defined the connection between the artist and what he sees, feels, and does with the work itself."—Robert Redford

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Library Journal
Rowell is a winner of an Ansel Adams Award for wilderness photography with many books and articles to his name, including Vision (LJ 11/1/93) and The Art of Adventure (LJ 11/15/89). In this volume, he offers parallel visual portraits of the North and South Poles. Part 1 presents side-by-side photos of the Arctic and Antarctic on facing pages, allowing readers to get a comparative view of the two regions. Part 2 consists of two-page features with brief text and photographs to illustrate science, travel, people, islands, etc. Part 3 has one- to two-paragraph essays with background and camera settings for each photograph. Alistair Fothergill's A Naural History of the Antarctic (LJ 8/95) has equally attractive photography but only of the Antarctic. No other publication reveals so graphically these parallel but dissimilar regions. In Rowell's words, they are as "unalike as Kansas and Kenya." Especially recommended for natural history and photography collections.-Jean E. Crampon, Hancock Biology & Oceanography Lib, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
Booknews
A stunning collection of photos taken in the Arctic and the Antarctic, presented on facing pages. Rowell's introductory text explains his interest in communicating more than simply a vivid response to the polar environments, as has been done in numerous photos of the regions. Instead he selected photos for inclusion based on their portrayal of a sense of place, context, and description; his selections--aesthetically dazzling nonetheless--inform and invite increased understanding. Brief captions help with comparison of the two regions. Detailed explanations of how, where, and why each photo was made, and the significance of its content, are included in a separate section. 12x11.5" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780520209022
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/30/1997
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
11.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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