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From the seclusion and mystique of the outer islands to the history and charm of old Fort Myers, Visions of Beauty - Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond... takes you on a magical journey through the natural beauty, wildlife and man-made marvels of Florida's enchanting Southwest. This original book of remarkably beautiful images captures the hidden treasures of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, as well as scenes from popular destinations such as Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Pine Island and Estero.
Visions of Beauty Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond... is the fourth of Maltz's large-format Florida coffee table books and the first to focus on Southwest Florida. This collection of stunning art is as impressive as its predecessors. His first two acclaimed books, Key West Color (1995) and Miami City of Dreams (1997), have been best sellers since publication and are considered classics in their field. Florida... Beyond the Blue Horizon (2006) was selected as the Official Coffee Table Book of Super Bowl XLI and received numerous awards, including Best Florida Book for Adults and Best Interior Design by the Florida Publishers Association.
Sixty of the works from the book are on permanent display at the Midfield Terminal of Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. The project was commissioned by the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau in collaboration with the Lee County Port Authority to reflect the diversity and charm that are characteristic of Lee County.
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In his latest portfolio of work, renowned fine art photographer Alan S. Maltz takes us on a glorious journey across the varied landscapes of Lee County, Florida. From a rising sun reflecting off the Boca Grande lighthouse to the pastures of rural Fort Myers, his art asks us to discover anew the beauty and reach of Southwest Florida.
Page after page unveils fresh perspectives, revealing not what we see but what we dream to see. The bungalows of Dean Park have never looked as inviting. Downtown Fort Myers comes alive with its Art Deco architecture, the colors echoing hues of aquamarine and tan found along our miles of pristine beaches.
The wildlife is stunning on these pages. The deeply etched back of a bull alligator contrasts with the clutch of blue eggs in a snowy egret's nest. Great blue herons pose in perfection, magnificent frigate birds soar past stilt fishing shacks at dawn -- it's everything we love about this area.
From Matlacha to the deserted buildings of Koreshan State Park in Estero, there is not a corner of Lee County that has escaped Maltz's expansive canvas. So open this book and walk with Maltz. Experience Southwest Florida through the eyes of an artist who doesn't just take photographs, but paints the world boldly, freshly, and with a passion unbridled. His hands hold the Nikon, but his vision is that of an artist. (added by author)
Maltz is an award-winning author and fine art photographer based in Key West. He has been designated the Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida by VISIT FLORIDA and the Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. His superb work is found in private, public and corporate collections throughout the world. Among them are: Bank of America Tower at International Place in Miami; Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta; The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Fla., and Canson in Caen, France.
Maltz and his work have been featured in The New Yorker, Robb Report, US Airways, Publishers Weekly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, New York Post, ARTnews, Newsday and many other publications. Florida Monthly chose him as one of their 21 Intriguing Floridians.
The Alan S. Maltz Gallery is located at 1210 Duval Street in Old Town, Key West.
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Book Description Light Flight Publications, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0962667757
Book Description Light Flight Publications, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0962667757