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Gaia I: Journey into Vanishing Worlds

Deponte, Paige; Berry, Mark

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ISBN 10: 1891024159 / ISBN 13: 9781891024153
Published by Global Art in Action, New York, 1999
Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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Global Art In Action, Inc. published this book to increase public-awareness of the current ecological crisis, to help re-establish human ties to the Earth, and to raise funds needed for Conservation International's "Campaign to save the Hotspots". One of the most insightful, beautiful books haunting and captivating photographs to help educate on the demise of the rainforest. Near fine first edition. Size: 11½" - 12" 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 267899

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Title: Gaia I: Journey into Vanishing Worlds

Publisher: Global Art in Action, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Paige Deponte

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine

Edition: First edition...

Book Type: book

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Photographer Paige Deponte and writer Mark Berry traveled to the remote tropical rainforest of Madagascar, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Hawaii and South Africa to gather material for the extraordinary book documenting several key "hotspots" of biodiversity. These are botanically rich and unique places in the world that not only hold the greatest diversity of life but are also the most endangered. Journey into Vanishing Worlds blends scattered poetry with toned black-and-white photographs of lush natural landscapes, endemic species of animals and plants and native people. This haunting imagery offers a compelling yet unsentimental portrait of these rare and beautiful ecosystems, and the environmental degradation brought about the human activity. Striking nudes in the wilderness are meant to remind us of our natural connection to the Earth.

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In 1999, Paige Deponte felt the desire to use her talents for a higher purpose and founded GLOBAL ART IN ACTION, a non-profit organization created to utilize the arts in the hope of inspiring awareness and change regarding critical issues facing our world today. Her first project was released in 2000, a fine art photography book, consisting of 144 toned images shot in eight bio-divese hotspots -areas in danger of irreversable destruction and vital resources facing complete extinction. The book, titled GAIA I, "Journey into Vasishing Worlds" donates all proceeds to Conservation International's campaign to save the hotspots, in hopes of educating indigenous cultures on sustainable development and birth control. This the first of four books, including a chapter on Hawaii.

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