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In Wildness is the Preservation of the World

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A stunning presentation of one of America's leading photographers and artistic pioneers, this is Eliot Porter's interpretation of the works of Henry David Thoreau in a commemorative edition of one of the most famous (and bestselling) Sierra Club Exhibit Format Books. 72 color photos.
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published September 12th 1988 by Random House, Inc. (first published 1974)
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Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I thought that this was a really cool idea for a book. Eliot Porter chose passages from the work of Thoreau and then interpreted the passage through photography. The problem is that a lot of the photographs are pretty mediocre. There are a number of good photographs, but the majority are uninspiring.
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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