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Title:
Aquarium
Author:
Cook, Diane.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Aperture Foundation, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
119 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 31 cm
General Note:
Editor: Robert Morton.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol032/2003104872.html
ISBN:
9781931788212
Format :
Book

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Citing recent innovations in aquarium design and how they have dramatically expanded the potential of aquarium attractions and significantly impacted tourism, a profile of more than twenty-five international aquariums is comprised of more than seventy photographs and an interview with the photograph


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Cook andenshel, wife and husband, work together on large projects, she in black and white, he in color. Turning to water after a project about volcanoes, they settled on two approaches, one concerned with ice, the other with immense aquariums--hence, one with pure nature, the other with nature humanly constrained. Their aquarium pictures are gorgeous, thoughtful, and provocative. At first the black-and-whites seem more artificial and abstract, especially in the subtly turbulent image of a tiger plunging after a pumpkin, which is virtually impossible to decipher without a written explanation. But it is almost as hard to "decode" the adjacent color image of a spotlighted shark lunging toward the viewer. Other color pictures are forthrightly painterly: illuminist (a redheaded woman watches identically red jellyfish), magical realist (a baby and a turtle in a seeming face-off), and, of course, surrealist (the giant fish-nose "invading" a sunken classical Greek city). Biologist Todd Newberry's essay and the interview-afterword raise piquant questions about the aquarium experience for inhabitants as well as spectators. --Ray Olson Copyright 2003 Booklist