Item description for Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) by John Rohrbach, Frank Gohlke & Rebecca Solnit...
Wind, water, and molten rock constantly tear apart and resculpt the natural world we live in, and people have always struggled to create structures that will permanently establish their existence on the land. Frank Golhke has committed his camera lens to documenting that fraught relationship between people and place, and this retrospective collection of his work by John Rohrbach reveals how people carve out their living spaces in the face of constant natural disruption.
An acclaimed master of landscape photography, Golhke explores in Accommodating Nature how people configure the places where they live, work, and commune, both on an everyday level and in the aftermath of catastrophic destruction. Whether a ranch house anchored fast on an endless Texas plain, the shattered buildings and whipped trees left by a category 5 tornado, or the jagged cliffs of ash and rock created by the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens, the photographs unearth the ways in which new homes and lives emerge from the fragments of the old. Thought-provoking essays by Rebecca Solnit, Frank Gohlke, and John Rohrbach expand upon the issues raised by the images, contemplating the complexities of human and cultural geography and the relationships we have with our respective place.
An arresting and vibrant visual essay combining magnificent vistas with intimate emotional detail, Accommodating Nature exposes the intricate threads that bind our lives to the land surrounding us.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 12" Height: 10.5" Weight: 3.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Center for American Places
ISBN 193006666X ISBN13 9781930066663
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More About John Rohrbach, Frank Gohlke & Rebecca Solnit
A leading curator in the field of fine art photography, Rohrbach is senior curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. He coedited the collection of essays Reframing the New Topographics, and his other publications include "Time in New England: Creating a Usable Past," in Paul Strand: Essays on His Life and Work; Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness; Regarding the Land: Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Legacy of Eliot Porter; and Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke.
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Consider Feb 24, 2008
Wonderful book Frank has a way of making you consider things that are sometimes or even many times looked over with hardly a glance. His eye can capture through the viewfinder a whole new ideal, a whole new beauty, and a brand new perspective. Happy to have ordrerd this and at a very decent price! Sabine
Wonderful book, important photographs Feb 20, 2008
This book is packed full of gorgeous black and white and color photographs of the American landscape. The essays are interesting and add context. Overall, this is one of my favorite photography books of 2007.