ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICK BRANDT - Rare Autographed Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Nick Brandt

Brandt, Nick

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1st Printing. Signed. 124 pages. Published in 2013. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the most important photographic projects of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. "Autographed Copy" white round sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Nick Brandt: Elephant-sized volume format. Black hard boards with white titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Nick Brandt. Printed in 300-line tritone on PhoenixMotion Zantur 170 gsm stock paper by Meridian Printing Rhode Island to the highest standards. Like all of Nick Brandt's books, the production values are exemplary in their crispness, warmth, and tonal range. They do justice to their majestic subject. In publisher's original plastic wrappers. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in a stupendous production, Nick Brandt's "Across The Ravaged Land". The third volume of the epic trilogy that he began with "On This Earth", followed through with "A Shadow Falls", and concludes with this book. "Premonitory memorials, taken to aid the cause of staving off extinction. A jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment. Suggest a collision between Bruegel and an Apocalypse in waiting" (Vicki Goldberg). "These now-dystopian landscapes bring us face-to-face with a crisis, both social and environmental, demanding the renewal of humanity itself" (Kathryn Bigelow). Nick Brandt is our latter-day Peter Beard, devoted to photographing Africa, a vanishing continent, not just its vanishing species. As such, he is embarked on one of photography's earliest, oldest, and most noble vocations: To capture a place for posterity before it finally disappears. His animal portraits are monumental in both senses: In terms of their physical scale and even more important, in their grand, tragic vision. An absolute "must-have" title for Nick Brandt collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Nick Brandt. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 50 tritone plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NICK BRANDT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1419709453. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt?s trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man.
In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his photographic odyssey, which has taken more than a decade of intensive work to complete.

About the Author: Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, where since 2001 he has been working on a last testament to wild animals and wild places. The first two volumes of the trilogy were recently combined and published together as On This Earth, A Shadow Falls. Brandt?s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2010, he founded Big Life Foundation to help preserve critical ecosystems in Kenya and Tanzania. Born and raised in England, he lives in the mountains of Southern California.

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Title: ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICK...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Harry N. Abrams

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