The Seaby Philip Plisson (Photographer), Yann Queffelec (Preface by), Eliane Georges (Text by)
Philip Plisson, the well-known French marine photographer, has turned his attention to his passion, the oceans of the world. Plisson's remarkable photographs glorify humankind's obsession with conquering the seas. His images capture the ocean's drama and power, and provide glimpses of life in seaside communities. The book also addresses the current environmental
Philip Plisson, the well-known French marine photographer, has turned his attention to his passion, the oceans of the world. Plisson's remarkable photographs glorify humankind's obsession with conquering the seas. His images capture the ocean's drama and power, and provide glimpses of life in seaside communities. The book also addresses the current environmental dangers that threaten the fragile ecological balance of the planet's waters. A book for photography lovers, undersea adventurers, and those concerned with the future of the earth, this breathtaking volume celebrates, in 400 of Plisson's most evocative images, our never-ending fascination with the world's oceans and seas.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
Meet the Author
Philip Plisson is a highly acclaimed French marine photographer. In 1991 he was appointed to the post of Peintre de la Marine, official artist to the French Navy. In his distinguished career he has taken more than 200,000 images, published twenty-six books, and won numerous awards.
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This opening phrase from Walt Whitman's epic poem 'A Song for All Seas, All Ships' best describes this visually stunning photographic essay of the many manifestations of the sea, that mighty body of water that reigns the planet and as such reigns the hearts and imaginations of poets, painter, writers, and dreamers alike. Philip Plisson is highly regarded as a marine photographer and has here selected some of the finest of his works that explore the massive body of water, of history, of romance, of treacherous vagaries, and of man's humble intervention with oceans around the world. In rich color these photographs are most expressive when they deal solely with the body of water itself, the myriad surfaces of calm, tranquility, storm and rage and the eruptions of violence against rocks and cliffs and ships. Thankfully there are no written words to distract from the images, though there are notes in the postlude that describe the various areas of origin of the photographs.This is a book for lovers of the sea. In scale of the book's size as well as the content of visual imagination this is a mighty work. Or as Whitman phrased it 'Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only, Reckless, O soul, exploring...' Highly Recommended. Grady Harp