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West
     

West

by Eliot Porter, Eleanor Morris Caponigro (Designed by), Ann Mason (Editor), Terry Reece Hackford (Editor)
 

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Eliot Porter has photographed the American West throughout his long and illustrious career, finding in this region one of the purest expressions of our natural environment--its fragile balance as well as its power and majesty. Although his classic Sierra Club publications, among them books on Glen Canyon, Summer Island in Maine, and Baja California, have enhanced the

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Eliot Porter has photographed the American West throughout his long and illustrious career, finding in this region one of the purest expressions of our natural environment--its fragile balance as well as its power and majesty. Although his classic Sierra Club publications, among them books on Glen Canyon, Summer Island in Maine, and Baja California, have enhanced the appreciation of this vast region for generations of Americans, until now no single book has conveyed the depth and stirring scope of his vision.

For this inspirational portfolio, New York Graphic Society Books has drawn extensively on the artist's personal archive (all but a handful of images have never been published before) to create the quintessential view of Eliot Porter's West. Indeed, this volume encompasses the entire region, from the area around Porter's home in Santa Fe to the precipice of Big Sur, from the canyonlands and the saguaro deserts to the peak of Mount Rainier. Whether photographing a lovely detail of wildflowers on a mountainside or the "silver ribbon" of the Colorado River as it courses through the breathtaking panorama of the Grand Canyon, Porter never fails to communicate his passion for the natural world via his impeccable eye for color and form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567311471
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
09/15/1996
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
11.13(w) x 11.63(h) x 0.69(d)

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