Texas' Big Bend: A Photographic Adventure from the Pecos to the Rio Grande

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The grandeur, remoteness, rich history, and dramatic ecologic diversity of the Big Bend is dramatically captured in this beautiful collection of intimate photographs. Showcasing rugged landscapes and geological wonders, this celebration of the region includes images of the historic towns and sweeping territory of southern Texas. Capturing the diverse local flora and fauna of the region, this volume illuminates the wonders of nature in new and provocative ways.
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Overview


The grandeur, remoteness, rich history, and dramatic ecologic diversity of the Big Bend is dramatically captured in this beautiful collection of intimate photographs. Showcasing rugged landscapes and geological wonders, this celebration of the region includes images of the historic towns and sweeping territory of southern Texas. Capturing the diverse local flora and fauna of the region, this volume illuminates the wonders of nature in new and provocative ways.
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Front Street Books
Stunning . . . This book takes a more artistic approach; the photos are not just landmarks and objects.
Abilene Reporter News
Marvins' photographs are so rich and vivid that you might well believe you are viewing paintings in a museum.

straightfromhel.blogspot.com
Texas' Big Bend is a beautiful book ... I've never been to the Big Bend area. I'd love to go. Especially after seeing this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933979496
  • Publisher: Bright Sky Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 1,441,153
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Roy Flukinger is the photography curator of the University of Texas's Harry Ransom Humanities Center. He is the author of Fruit of the Orchard and Texas Rangeland. He lives in Austin, Texas. Michael H. Marvins is a professional photographer who has traveled Big Bend National Park for more than twenty years. Limited edition portfolios of his photography have been acquired by the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Bill Wright is an author and photographer. He serves on the Texas Commission for the Arts and is past chairman of the Texas Historical Foundation. He is the author of several books, including Portraits from the Desert and The Texas Outback.
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