Virginia Beahan & Laura Mcphee: No Ordinary Land

Virginia Beahan & Laura Mcphee: No Ordinary Land

by Virginia Beahan
     
 
For more than ten years Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee have traveled the world--from Iceland to Costa Rica, Sri Lanka to New York --exploring the ways people interact with the landscapes in which they live. In Costa Rica, for example, healing waters are enshrined in frescoed concrete; in a Hawaiian garden, mangoes and oranges are protected against the cold in brown

Overview

For more than ten years Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee have traveled the world--from Iceland to Costa Rica, Sri Lanka to New York --exploring the ways people interact with the landscapes in which they live. In Costa Rica, for example, healing waters are enshrined in frescoed concrete; in a Hawaiian garden, mangoes and oranges are protected against the cold in brown paper bag jackets; in Iceland, children play in hot springs created by the runoff of a power plant; in Las Vegas, an artificial volcano erupts on cue. Each of Beahan and McPhee's extraordinary images captures a point of collision between natural and constructed worlds.

In 1987, Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan began their photographic work together using a large-format camera.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893817336
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
12.14(w) x 10.52(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Solnit writes extensively on photography and landscape. She is a contributing editor to Art Issues and Creative Camera and is the author of three books. She has contributed essays to several museum catalogues including Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and the Whitney Museumis Beat Culture and the New America. She was 1993 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

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