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The Black Place: Two Seasons

Walter W. Nelson, photographs; Douglas Preston, essay

Published by Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 2014
ISBN 10: 0890135878 / ISBN 13: 9780890135877
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Title: The Black Place: Two Seasons

Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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New HB book signed by Walter Nelson on title page. Black cloth boards printed in silver on front and spine. Binding tight. Interior pages clean, unmarked and undamaged. White DJ with photo printed in black and gray, also new, undamaged and unmarked. DJ wrapped in protective mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 00779Ne-kk

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Few people have ventured into the remote, uninhabited badlands of the Navajo Reservation in northwest New Mexico known, by the artist who made it famous, as the Black Place. During the 1930s and 1940s Georgia O'Keeffe and her friend Maria Chabot braved the harsh conditions of baking heat in summer, bitter cold in winter, and ferocious winds to make many camping trips to the area that inspired one of the great outpourings of creativity in O'Keeffe's artistic life. Photographer Walter W. Nelson, who shares with O'Keeffe what writer Douglas Preston calls "a great affinity for geology" went in search of the Black Place twenty years ago and has returned over thirty times to photograph it, first in black-and-white with a large format 8 x1 0 camera and over the last five years, in color with a digital camera. The two seasons of his title refer to the fact that in this region virtually devoid of vegetation, only the presence of snow visually distinguishes the landscape from the non-winter months. Inexhaustible in scope, with geological complexity dating back some 66 million years, the Black Place must be patiently experienced for its mystery and infinitude and deep secrets of time.

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Walter W. Nelson is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, painting, and sculpture. His work is in numerous public and private collections. He lives in Abiquiu, New Mexico.



Douglas Preston is the author of twenty-five books, both fiction and nonfiction.



Katherine Ware is a curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art and has written monographs on photographers Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Harry Callahan. She is the coauthor of Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery and is a widely published essayist on photography.

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