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Peterson, Brian
In this extraordinary tribute to the importance of the ordinary places in our lives, fifty-two Minnesotans write about the special, sometimes secret, places that give their lives meaning. For some it is their home or cabin or lake. For others, it's a family farm or neighbourhood park, a backyard garden or north woods trail: all places where we find a personal and spiritual connection to the land. VOICES FOR THE LAND explores this complex relationship by linking these personal essays with striking images captured by award-winning photographer Brian Peterson. This marriage of words, images, and landscape provides a powerful reminder of our deep and abiding connection to the land. The writers share the experience of these favourite places through their senses, from the aching tingle of a cold winter night and the sound of ice 'singing' to the buzz of mosquitoes and the acrid smell of burning peat. The Voices for the Land project, organised by the non-profit group 1000 Friends of Minnesota, encouraged Minnesotans to write about the land they love and to fight for its preservation. The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a selection of these essays, paired with Brian Peterson's photos, in an award-winning series. VOICES FOR THE LAND brings these essays and photos together in book form for the first time. 116pp.
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S., 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0873514327
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Inventory #9454
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.52 approx. - € 10.86 approx.)
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Young, M.
This is a photo-essay book in praise of the ancient art of tattooing as an expression of the sacred in the contemporary world. Exploring new potentials of the skin art that has risen out of the popular tattoo culture of the streets, "The Alchemy and the Agony" takes the tattoo experience beyond the obvious and popular. This tatouage is transpersonal, even universal, an experience of transformation both primal and sublime. This is the natural alchemy that results when sacred images are emblazoned on the canvas of the human body. 206pp.
Hohm Press, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1890772496
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Inventory #19423
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.83 approx. - € 20.57 approx.)
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DeSigned By Arnett, Dana
60pp.
Fox River Paper Company, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #20449
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.16 approx. - € 14.29 approx.)
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Adams, Ian;Love, Steve
The 'Holden Arboretum' is a living museum of forests and woodlands, meadows and display gardens, mountains and ravines, rock ledges and lakes, rivers and streams, wetlands and bogs, with an abundance of wildlife. It is a place of year-round beauty with tremendous scientific and ecological importance. The Holden Arboretum was established on 100 acres in 1931 by people of vision and great generosity who understood the importance of protecting precious green spaces for future generations. Today, Holden spans 3,400 acres and is nationally know for its plant collections, education programs, research efforts, and its commitment to conservation. Albert Fairchild Holden, the founding father of the Holden Arboretum, was born in 1866, the third of nine children born to Liberty and Delia Bulkley Holden. His mother was instrumental in the founding of the Cleveland School of Art; his father was involved in the mining business and was, at one time, the owner of Cleveland's major newspaper, "The Plain Dealer". Though Holden had at one time considered bequeathing his estate to Harvard, his alma mater, the untimely death of his 12-year old daughter, Elizabeth, inspired him to instead endow the arboretum in her memory. A trust agreement in his will designated that funds be set aside for development of an arboretum following a life interest for his two remaining daughters, who were teenagers at the time of his death in 1913. N.B. Very slight crease to top edge of front D/J. 231pp.
University of Akron Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 1884836860
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Inventory #23858
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.26 approx. - € 22.86 approx.)
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Amos, Robert and Wong, Kileasa
Victoria's Chinatown is Canada's oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. You'll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace these meeting halls. Through stunning pictures and text in both Chinese and English, you will meet the club members and take an inside look at the culture of this complex community. "Inside Chinatown" is sure to become a landmark publication chronicling the vibrant heritage of Chinese Canadians. 151pp.
TouchWood Editions, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781894898911
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Inventory #21852
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.26 approx. - € 22.86 approx.)
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