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Frans Lanting: Junglesby Frans Lanting
Synopses & Reviews
""Jungles"" is a celebration of the patterns of life in the tropics by master photographer, storyteller, and naturalist Frans Lanting. In a glorious portfolio of images made over a period of twenty years in jungles from the lowlands of the Congo to the cloud forests of the Amazon, Frans Lanting interprets the aesthetic splender and the astonishing natural realm of the tropics. His provocative images represent a personal vision of the emerald worlds that shelter the ultimate expression of life on personal vision of the emerald worlds that shelter the ultimate expression of life on earth. Through images and words, Lanting takes readers on a dazzling journey into a realm of bewildering complexity, where nothing is the way it first appears. In photographs that range from spectacular gatherings of rainbow-colored macaws to the misty exudations of a forest at dawn, he evokes the luscious sensuality and intricate natural order of the tropics. His stories chronicle a series of rugged expeditions into remote tropical wilderness areas, from the otherwordly island continent of Madagascar to the soaring mountains of Borneo, to capture the mesmerising beauty and eerie fascination of nature at its most fantastic.
Book News Annotation:
Lanting's 120 incredible color photographs of jungles from the Amazon Basin to Madagascar, Borneo to Hawaii, and Australia to Costa Rica are arranged around the themes of water and light, color and camouflage, anarchy and order, and form and evolution. Fauna includes bats, birds, lizards, primates, insects, while flora includes Rafflesia, and Heliconia. Oversize: 13x10.5<">.
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In a glorious portfolio of the images made over a period of 20 years in jungles from the lowlands of the Congo the cloud forests of the Amazon, Lanting interprets the aesthetic splendor and the astonishing realm of the tropics. 140 illustrations.
This work depicts the patterns of life in the tropics, from gatherings of rainbow coloured macaws to the misty forest at dawn. Through photographs and text, this book chronicles rugged expeditions into remote tropical wilderness from the island of Madagascar to the mountains of Borneo.
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