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The Architect's Brother

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I want to make images that have open, narrative qualities, enought to suggest ideas about human limits. I want there to be a combination of the past juxtaposed with the modern. I use nature to symbolize the search, saving a tree, watering the earth. In this fabricated world, strange clouds of smog float by; there are holes in the sky. These mythic images mirror our world, ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published November 13th 2000 by Twin Palms Publishers
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Jordan West
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3.5; if you've ever watched Eraserhead and wondered what might lay outside the film's monstrous industrial metropolis, the besuited figure in the photographs here could very well be Henry's country cousin as he haplessly wanders the wasteland performing acts of ecological maintenance; equally suggestive of artists such as Stephen Gammell or Odd Nerdrum and the aural landscapes Tom Waits created in such albums as Bone Machine, Mule Variations and Real Gone, these pictures of a broken world succes ...more
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Imagine a post-apocalyptic world, where one remaining man becomes the earth’s caretaker. Always dressed in the same ill-fitting suit, he pollinates barren fields and makes rain. He constructs crude machines to help the earth breathe, create wind and generate light. Each Sisyphean task is captured in these beautifully haunting photographs.
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For a minute there I thought I was going to have to wrestle the librarian for my interlibrary loan book. I hope she's at work when I return it.
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As beautiful as it is poignant! They say a picture is worth a thousand words...this book proves that proverb true, without a doubt. By far my most favorite photography book that takes my breath away every time I open its cover.
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Soo great.
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I want this so bad. Someone buy this for me please.
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Quite possibly the best book in modern photography.
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Robert ParkeHarrison (born 1968) is a photographer, best known for his work (with wife Shana ParkeHarrison) in the area of fine art photography.

The photographs of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been displayed in 18 solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows worldwide. Their work can also be found in over 20 collections, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institutio
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