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Thoughts on Landscape: Collected Writings and Interviews

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A lifetime's meditation on photography and the landscape.
Frank Gohlke has been a leading figure in American landscape photography for over thirty years. He has photographed grain silos in Minnesota, the aftermath of a tornado in Texas, the destruction and rebirth of the land after the Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington, and a riverA a�a s quiet course in Massachusett
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published by Hol Art Books (first published October 25th 2009)
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This is one of the best books I've read on the human relationship with the landscape. Gohlke's writing is outstanding and his thinking and observations are complex, and rewarding to contemplate. In the past few years I've felt that much of what I've read, particularly about the environment, has pandered to predictable viewpoints or attitudes. This book re-complexifies questions of wilderness, art, anthropology, spirituality, and conservation; obliquely, it challenges so many assumptions that sho ...more
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