The Art of Adventure

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9780002153249: The Art of Adventure

Now in paperback, this astounding visual memoir, featurin gnew notes on the 140 remarkable color photos, displays the range of skills and sensibilities of this accomplished artist. Here is the passion for exploration and physical challenge that drove a young auto mechanic to become one of the world's greatest outdoor photographers.

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A rainbow spilling down from heaven to touch the Dalai Lama's mountaintop home. Sand dunes in central Asia that would dwarf a mountain. An icy peak so sheer it makes you dizzy, set off by a crescent moon. These are some of the remarkable images in Rowell's latest book. A regular contributor to National Geographic whose frequently exhibited works document his travels to the farthest corners of the world, Rowell has focused on such realms as Alaska and the mountain ranges of China and Tibet in his nine previous books. Here the focus is on Rowell: the incisive beauty of his best-known photographs, plus 100 works never before published, is immediately evident in this 20-year retrospective. A wonderful visual adventure that most libraries will want.
- Barbara Hoffert, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Rowell's panoramic shots of mountains--and the climbers and skiiers upon them--are well suited to the oversized format of this extravagant volume. One hundred and twenty seven color photographs allow vicarious adventurers to traverse the 285 miles of the Karakoram range in the Himalayas, freeclimb "Astroman," a 1400-foot overhang on the eastern exposure of Washington Column in Yosemite Valley and circumnavigate Alaska's Mt. McKinley on skis. Most of the photos seen here are skillfully executed, exciting pictures of romantic action in obscure locations. And in several instances, Rowell ( Mountain Light ) has captured something magical: a shot of dawn on the Serengeti; an avalanche in full stride near McKinley; a rainbow emanating from Lhasa's Potala Palace in Tibet.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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