Item description for Ireland (Flying High) by Antonio Attini...
All lovers of Ireland will enjoy this fantastic aerial trip over the green western outpost of Europe. The book offers readers hundreds of views over a sea of gentle hills and green meadows, desolate moors dotted with heather and gorse, and a jagged coastline tormented unceasingly by the ocean. It also reveals stone-built castles and fortresses, small towns clustering around their churches, turf-roofed farmhouses and whitewashed cottages, great country houses and monastic ruins.
The focus of this book is on the photography. Brief essays introduce galleries of exceptional photographs whose themes and captions reflect Ireland's rich variety. A perfect gift, this book brings together the country's natural beauties and its enchantment.
Antonio Attini is author of numerous photo essays on Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has worked with White Star Publishers since 1989 and has produced photographs for many of its books. Attini's work has been featured in exhibitions in Turin, Rome, and other large Italian cities, to critical acclaim as well as the admiration of the public.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 5.91" Height: 1.89" Weight: 4.06 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2005
Publisher White Star
ISBN 8854400505 ISBN13 9788854400504
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More About Antonio Attini
Antonio Attini's work has been featured in exhibitions in Turin and Rome as well as in numerous White Star titles.
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Is there anything in Ireland that doesn't make for a good photograph? Nov 6, 2007
This is another one of those awesome books of photographs by Antonio Attini called Cube Books. It is 640 pages of top quality photographs,printed on excellent glossy paper,using excellent color reproduction and printing techniques. It's hard to imagine how these excellent photographs could be printed any better. Oh,I suppose these photos would be even better ,if larger,but there is a limit to it all.Besides can you just imagine the size of book you would get with over 500 pictures if they were all five times as large? I have visited Ireland 3 times and it has often occurred to me that ,no matter where you look or what you look at ,a beautiful picture could be taken. There is no limit to the landscape,buildings, water,people and history that is spread before you at every turn. I have often thought what wonderful views there would be, if only one could get up in the air,like in a hot air balloon and float above it all like on a magic carpet. Well,that is just what Attini has attemptd to do. In this book he gives us just a miniscule taste of it all;and what a taste it is. In reality,a taste is all that is possible because the scenes that await one are endless.All one can do is just sit back and thumb through the book and enjoy it all and wish you could see even more. It is just impossible to be satisfied with it all. There is just one small problem with this book,and others like it. The weight of all the pages impose a big challenge on the binding and spline of the book ,and if not handled with care,and shudder the thought the book should be dropped;it will surely be damaged. No book of this nature can begin to cover all of Ireland and you will find only a very few pictures of places you have been,but the few that are included will be from a totally different perspective. It's one thing to sit at the top of the Cliffs of Moher,and even dangle one's feet over the edge;but what a sight it is from the air, as we see on pages 268 and 269! Besides;if you've never visited Ireland,and wondered about the expression,"Forty Shades of Green",this book will show you that never mind forty, there are literally thousands. And did you know that it was the great Johnny Cash who wrote that song when he was inspired by it all,from the window of the plane as he was leaving Ireland, after his visit.