Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest
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Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest

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by Jim Balog, David Friend
     
 

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In Tree, acclaimed photographer James Balog explores the changing character of the American forest, seeking out superlative trees—the old, the massive, the tall—in whatever landscape they remain. We see immense portraits of sequoias and redwoods as no human has ever viewed them, captured in thousands of tiny frames as the photographer rappels down

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In Tree, acclaimed photographer James Balog explores the changing character of the American forest, seeking out superlative trees—the old, the massive, the tall—in whatever landscape they remain. We see immense portraits of sequoias and redwoods as no human has ever viewed them, captured in thousands of tiny frames as the photographer rappels down a neighboring tree. We also see thoughtful portrayals of trees that have survived by sheer hardiness or luck, poised on the edge of northern wilderness, isolated on a golf course, or pardoned by the mark of a forward-thinking logger. With accompanying essays by the photographer, this awe-inspiring volume truly delivers a new vision of American trees.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402767166
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book draws you in and fills you with awe for one of the world's largest organisms - trees. Its narrative is descriptive, humorous & touching. I gave this to my husband as a Christmas gift this year & it is, by far, his favorite! After reading & reviewing the book for an hour, my husband immediately went outside to walk in our woods with renewed sense of wonder for our natural world. If you can find it get the coffee table book as the larger size and quality paper make this book shine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book itself is truly breathtaking. The message behind the image is so critial in this changing world. In a world where even the most ardent opponents of conservation are changing their minds, this book takes it even further. It is worth just for the images, yet you get more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Balog presents superlative trees as individuals with their own characters, viewed from perspectives never before seen. This is a combination of artistry and modern technology at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A brilliant tribute to trees,long overdue. Photographed with great sensitivity by someone who obviously has had trees in his consciousness for a long time. He has instilled these representatives of the plant kingdom with a beauty normally seen only in photos of the animal kingdom. The same goes for the text.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one extraordinary book, from concept to execution. Over the years, Balog has offered a truly revolutionary vision of nature, each book a new planet unto itself. It's hard to overstate the beauty he teases from the wild. Every time my family and I open this book, we're utterly transported. There are coffee table books, and then there is Tree, which magically takes you away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful, artistic, elegant, original. A must for anyone into photography and nature. Hours and hours of enjoyment can be had from this book.