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These Rare Lands: Images of America's National Parks
     

These Rare Lands: Images of America's National Parks

by Stan Jorstad, Mark Strand
 
From the dusty red sandstone formations of Arches, the miraculous chasm of the Grand Canyon, and the rugged beauty of Yellowstone to the primal forests of the Smokies and the secret mysteries of the Everglades, America's National Parks are so rich in natural splendor as to defy documentation. But if any photographer can do justice to the subject it is Stan Jorstad,

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From the dusty red sandstone formations of Arches, the miraculous chasm of the Grand Canyon, and the rugged beauty of Yellowstone to the primal forests of the Smokies and the secret mysteries of the Everglades, America's National Parks are so rich in natural splendor as to defy documentation. But if any photographer can do justice to the subject it is Stan Jorstad, whose unrivaled images fill the pages of this magnificent work.

Strongly influenced by his mentor and friend Ansel Adams, Jorstad nonetheless photographs in color and often with the panoramic camera. The dazzling results are unrivaled by the work of any other living photographer and include some of the most astonishing landscape photos ever created. With a moving introduction written by Robert Redford, Mark Strand, one of this country's greatest poetic voices, contributes a text reflecting on the splendor and the meaning of the parks themselves and on the almost mystical beauty of Jorstad's photography.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Landscape photographer Jorstad traveled numerous times to each of this country's 54 national parks to capture the unique beauty found in each. Arranging the photos chronologically by the date each park was established lends an interesting perspective to this all-color collection of largely panoramic views; by focusing on unique angles and subject matter, Jorstad offers an alternative to more traditional tourist-vista collections. While the large-format photos convey the sense of space and grandeur found in the parks, some of the most striking images are the smaller-format close-ups of more mundane subjects that benefit from the scrutiny. Accompanied by text from former American Poet Laureate Strand and a brief foreword by actor Robert Redford, this top-notch work offers a most inviting glimpse of world-renowned scenery. Highly recommended for most public libraries and color photography/landscape collections.Tim Markus, Evergreen State Coll. Lib., Olympia, Wash.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684841120
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
11.32(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.83(d)

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