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Watkins, T. H.
Renowned wilderness writer T H Watkins offers a portrait of remote areas of the fragile and beautiful canyonlands of Utah. He gives us a panorama of majestic mountains, buttes, and mesas; forest views of pinon an djuniper and tall mountains sage; and intimate glimpses of rivers weaving through red slits in the earth. Through Watkins's exquisite visual and literary images shines his deep commitment to saving treasured wildlands that were old when humankind was 'yet ungraced by the breath of creation'. 104pp.
Clear Light Publishers, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0940666537
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Inventory #19821
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Ogland, James
138pp.
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S., 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0873514025
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Inventory #9453
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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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 ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Sohm, Joseph
Slight mark on front board. This book addresses a single question: how do you photograph democracy? After all, democracy is an 'idea' and not something one can easily wrap one's lens around. But photographing democracy is indeed what Joseph Sohm has done in this epic journey across the 50 states. To capture this country's incredible diversity, Sohm framed his national work as George Seurat might a pointillist painting. With each photograph, an individual dot was applied to his American canvas. Spanning three decades, tens of thousands of images were assembled in what becomes a compelling mosaic. Sohm takes us on an insightful journey down the back roads and byways of the U.S., which ultimately leads to a deeper understanding of who we are as a nation. This is a sweeping portrait of life in the American democracy, a portrait that shows us the United States. With a foreword by legendary travel writer, Paul Theroux and lyrics by two of America's most distinguished songwriters, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, "Visions of America" is a work of historic significance. 301pp.
Vision of America, LLC, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780970795717
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Inventory #21829
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 42.00 approx. - € 37.10 approx.)
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Bloomfield, Debra
In 1989 photographer Debra Bloomfield got into her car and headed east from California. Near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona she began photographing, feeling somehow a part of the landscape through which she travelled. For the next ten years, she would sojourn in the desert and mountain regions of the Southwest three or four times a year, expanding her horizons topographically and spiritually, capturing with her camera a juxtaposition of vast spaces and lonely intimacy inherent in the terrain that surrounded her. In 1997 she found herself in Las Trampas, New Mexico, and discovered through its church and others like it in the northern areas of the state that interior spaces can evoke the same kinds of meanings for her as landscapes do. In both, she felt a sense of place and history, of hope and transformation. At once ethereal and haunting, her images are also transcendent, suggesting a balance between spiritual and secular. 159pp. N.B. Closed tear to top edge of front D/J.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0826332234
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Inventory #27233
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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