The Sea: An Anthology of Maritime Photography since 1843

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Pierre Borhan has created a book that takes the reader on a voyage, a unique journey that highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of many conquering expeditions. The beauty of this work, however, is its ability to correlate the infinite magnitude of the ocean itself alongside the diversity of major photographic masterpieces from photographers of various nationalities and time periods who possess a poetic resonance that dominates beyond all else. The ...
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Overview

Pierre Borhan has created a book that takes the reader on a voyage, a unique journey that highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of many conquering expeditions. The beauty of this work, however, is its ability to correlate the infinite magnitude of the ocean itself alongside the diversity of major photographic masterpieces from photographers of various nationalities and time periods who possess a poetic resonance that dominates beyond all else. The mystery, adventure, and awe-inspiring beauty of the sea are captured in this volume as never before. Uniting three hundred historical photos, documentary photos, and art photos, from archival works to pictures taken in the present day, The Sea invites the reader to explore the staggering appeal of the ocean from a number of striking perspectives, including lonely lighthouses, bustling port towns, early explorations of Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, and abstract compositions of waves, water, and light by some of the world’s best-known photographers. With high-quality reproductions and an attractive box set, this volume offers a lasting tribute to nature’s most powerful force.
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An album of classic and contemporary prints devoted to the sea, as seen through the lens of some of the world’s finest photographers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782080300638
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 11.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Pierre Borhan, previously the director of photography within the French Ministry of Culture, has commissioned various successful exhibitions throughout Europe. He is author and editor of a number of books on photography, including monographs on Dorothea Lange, Atget, and André Kertész, as well as Man to Man: A History of Gay Photography.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

    maybe if youre a navy sailor

    the book was a dissapointment to me because I expected to buy a coffee table book of black and white photos about the ocean. Instead, it is a book that is more about old ships and historical information. I was looking for an ocean book to sweep my thoughts away in waves, but this was not the case. If you are looking for history, it might suit you. It was too expensive of a book. The only pictures i really liked were the ones at the very end of the book.

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