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Publisher Comments:

An astonishing land of fire and ice, where active volcanoes, hot springs, and lava floes stand beside thundering waterfalls, glaciers, and ice fields in deserted, rocky landscapes, Iceland is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. In this breathtaking volume, photographer Patrick Desgraupes has captured, in 175 original photos taken especially for this book, Iceland's drama and mystery as no other photographer before him ever has. From the sweeping expanses of the island's ocean reaches punctuated by twisted pillars of volcanic rock to sublime panoramas of mountain peaks in the blaze of northern sunsets, the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland's interior spring to life in this remarkable book. The Icelandic essayist Einar Mar Jonsson has written a poetic appreciation of his homeland; and science writer Guillaume Cannat has provided a naturalist's description of the titanic forces that have shaped Iceland through geological time.

Book News Annotation:

Those who believe Iceland could be portrayed completely in black-and-white photographs are in for a surprise in this impressive, oversize (11.25x11.5") volume, which gently reminds us the Vikings only named it Iceland to keep others away and its natural beauty to themselves. Photographer Desgraupes images depict the land alive in lava in places and very still in open fields in others, marked in red earth and yellow, broken to bits by the force of ice, and worn smooth by its tread. The text supports the photographs in this elegant book, which is a tranlation of the French edition (2005: Editions de La Martinière, Paris).
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Those who believe Iceland could be portrayed completely in black-and-white photographs are in for a surprise in this impressive, oversize (11.25x11.5") volume, which gently reminds us the Vikings only named it Iceland to keep others away and its natural beauty to themselves. Photographer Desgraupes images depict the land alive in lava in places and very still in open fields in others, marked in red earth and yellow, broken to bits by the force of ice, and worn smooth by its tread. The text supports the photographs in this elegant book, which is a tranlation of the French edition (2005: Editions de La Martinière, Paris). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Einar Mar Jonsson is a writer and translator on the subject of Iceland. Patrick Desgraupes is a highly regarded photographer of the natural world whose work has appeared in many European magazines and journals. His photographs of Iceland are among his finest images.Guillaume Cannat is a science writer specializing in astronomy and geology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810959484
Translator:
Desgraupes, Patrick
Essay:
Getlein, Mark
Translator:
Getlein, Mark
Photographer:
Desgraupes, Patrick
Essay by:
Jonsson, Einar Mar
Essay:
Jonsson, Einar Mar
Author:
Jonsson, Einar Mar
Author:
Cannat, Guillaume
Author:
Desgraupes, Patrick
Author:
Jonsson, Einar Mar
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
Iceland
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - General
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
General Transportation
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
11.74x11.28x.77 in. 3.63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Northwest Europe » Iceland
History and Social Science » Europe » Northwest Europe » Scandinavia
History and Social Science » World History » General

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