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Edge of the earth, corner of the sky
Wolfe, Art.
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Seattle : Wildlands Press, 2003.
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239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 36 cm
Desert -- Ocean -- Mountain -- Forest -- Polar.
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TR660.5 .W647 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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More than a decade has passed since acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe created his painterly world landscape portrait LIGHT ON THE LAND. With this long awaited sequel, EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY, Wolfe artistically pushes his craft to present his emotional vision of the Earth's beauty.Photographed on seven continents, nine years in the making, this stylish and significant collectible is about our interconnectedness with the Earth expressed through Wolfe's artistic use of light and perspective.Divided into five geographic regions: Desert, Ocean, Mountain, Forest and Polar, the book features a 3500-word essay by author Art Davidson to accompany each section. Davidson's text brings the human connection to each austere, haunting image.For art collectors, photographers, environmentalists, world travelers, or those who experience the world through books, the scope and design of EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY transcends all other landscape books and represents the pinnacle of Art Wolfe's 50 published books and his thirty-year career.Remarkable for its artistic vision, ethereal presentation and powerful yet understated environmental message, EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY captures the sheer wonderment of nature in a stunning and dramatic presentation.

Author Notes

Art Wolfe was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle, Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in fine arts and arts education from the University of Washington in 1975. His first book, Indian Baskets of the Northwest Coast, was published in 1978. He has been a photographer for the numerous magazines including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, GEO, and Terre Sauvage. His photographs have appeared in several exhibitions.

He has published over 80 books including The High Himalaya, Water: Worlds between Heaven and Earth, Tribes, Rainforests of the World, Pacific Northwest, Land of Light and Water, Light on the Land, Migrations, The Living Wild, Africa, Human Canvas, and Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky. His children's titles include O Is for Orca and Animal Action Alphabet. He has received numerous awards including the Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year Award from the North American Nature Photography Association, the first ever Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society, and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in Nature and Environment.

In 2000, he founded the publishing company Wildlands Press. He has also worked on several television shows including On Location with Art Wolfe, Techniques of the Masters, American Photo Safari, and Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Wolfe's majestic landscape photographs, shown here in 161 large-scale images and taken across seven continents, capture nature in sharp lines and magnificent colors. Through skillful technique and by waiting for the perfect lighting, he is able to portray the soul of a landscape within the constraints of a two-dimensional image. A world-traveling photographer known for his educational wildlife photography, Wolfe here focuses solely on the landscape in a project that forms a sequel to his well-received Light on the Land (1991). Divided into five sections (desert, ocean, mountain, forest, and polar), the book opens with two forewords, by actor and conservationist Robert Redford and by John H. Adams, lawyer and president of the National Resources Defense Council. A thumbnail image of each photograph appears in the back of the book with commentary and field notes by Wolfe. Five essays throughout the book by mountain climber and writer Davidson put humanity into the images by describing personal experience in nature as well as accounts of human-caused environmental disasters. Because this book can be read with a variety of intents, it is strongly recommended for all libraries with photography, nature, and environmental studies collections.-Valerie Nye, New Mexico State Lib., Santa Fe (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.