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Iceland

Porter, Jonathan;Porter, Eliot

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ISBN 10: 0821217313 / ISBN 13: 9780821217313
Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Bulfinch Pr, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Iceland

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Bulfinch Pr

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Captures the landscape, geological formations, lichens, and flowers in photographs and supplies the narrative of the expedition that took the pictures

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Those who envision Iceland as a bone-chilling snowscape will be taken aback by this view of a rocky yet lush, colorful terrain. Exercising his well-known eye for lyric detail in nature, Eliot Porter unveils dramatic contrasts in 56 color photographs: white flowers sprout from the protruding face of a black ash cliff; fiery-hued lichens crawl over gray rock. He also ferrets out complex textures in volcanic rock, homes dug out cunningly from under hills and water in many forms (fjords, glacial lakes, falls, rivers) . Few animals or humans suggest their presence in his uniformly picturesque landscapes, svelte and glistening yet robustly authentic. The photographer's son, chairman of the history department at the University of New Mexico, contributes an able but lackluster essay on a trip to the region. The book reprints a limited edition.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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