Denver, Colorado: A Photographic Portrait

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DESCRIPTION: Visit Denver through the photography of Colorado resident John Kieffer and enjoy stirring images of America s Mile-High City and the regal Rocky Mountains at its back door. This book depicts the historic architecture of America s Mile-High City: the Colorado State Capitol building, the Denver Civic Center, the City Park Pavilion, the famed Fillmore Auditorium, the Mayan Theatre, revitalized Larimer Square and the Lodo District, Union Station, and the Capitol Hill Historic District. Denver is also a city of wonderful modern architecture. Photos include the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Colorado Convention Center, the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, the Pepsi Center, the Tabor Center, the Jefferson County Government Center and I.M. Pei's distinctive Mile High Center at the Wells Fargo Center. Denver's extensive bike path networks from the Denver foothills, throughout Sloan Lake Park, Confluence Park, along Cherry Creek, and City Park. Images of the city's world class museums include the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Children's Museum, the Colorado History Museum, Museo de Las Americas, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Kirkland Museum, the Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, the Forney transportation Museum, the Denver Firefighters Museum, the Black America West Museum, the Foothills Art Center, the Air and Space Museum, the Wildlife Experience, and the Astor House Museum. Denver's renowned sports teams and facilities are captured in images of Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium, home to the Denver Broncos, Coors Field, occupied by the Colorado Rockies baseball organization, as well as the Pepsi Center, host to the NBA's Denver Nuggets and NHL's Colorado Avalanche. Denver's commitment to the environment is reflected in its numerous green spaces adorned with public art, as well as the growth of the Denver Botanic Gardens. A variety of cultural exhibits and festivals in this expansive metro, reflect one side of a city that also embraces a love of outdoor activities such as skateboarding, cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and skiing, and a bond with the beauty and strength of the Rockies.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Photographer John Kieffer s first visit to the Mile-High city was nearly 40 years ago, and he immediately sensed Colorado would become his home. Having worked in and photographed the Denver area since college, when approached about creating a photographic portrait of Denver, John jumped at the chance to show what this diverse and friendly city has to offer. Based in Boulder, John Kieffer has had a varied career as a professional photographer and writer shooting projects that range from renowned nature and recreation publications to advertising. Other books by John Kieffer include: The Photographer's Assistant, Mastering Nature Photography, and Boulder, Colorado: A Photographic Portrait.

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