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Iceland: Wintertide

$85.00

Iceland: Wintertide

SKU: 9781938086830 Category: Product ID: 327983

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Title: Iceland: Wintertide
Author: FREESE DAVID
Format: HARDCOVER
Publication date: 01/02/2022
Imprint: GEORGE F THOMPSON
Price: $85.00
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

A unique rendering of Iceland in winter by a renowned award-winning photographer and writer, who examines Iceland in the context of climate change and how this has severely affected the country’s iconic landscapes and way of life. When winter snows cover Iceland in a sea of white, this volcanic island is transformed into an enchanting visual masterpiece that precariously rests on two tectonic plates in the North Atlantic just below the Arctic Circle. Ironically, the white blanket reveals more clearly the landscape’s incredible geological formations and remote human settlements, eliciting a natural human response of wonderment. David Freese’s profound, ongoing concern for our environmental predicament is once again manifested in his photographs of Iceland. By showing us what humankind is on the brink of losing, his images share and preserve his vision of this unique and special place. The award-winning Icelandic novelist, poet, and playwright Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir contributes a heartfelt afterword that adds her voice to the persistent warnings and alarms that have gone unheeded by too many for too long. As a citizen of Iceland, her testimony is that of a compelling witness. A small jewel of a book, Iceland Wintertide becomes a powerful coda to David Freese’s Trilogy of North American Waters as the threats and ramifications of a warming climate steadily increase before our eyes. His photographs provide an added inspiration to act even in the face of those who purposefully deny only to protect their special interests. AUTHORS: David Freese has spent the last sixteen years photographing North America’s major waters, resulting in a trilogy of books: West Coast: Bering to Baja (2012), East Coast: Arctic to Tropic (2016), and Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf (2020). His prints are in many collections, including the Center for Creative Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Haggerty Museum of Art, and Library of Congress, and his photographs have appeared in Communication Arts, Photo District News, Photo Insider, Polaroid International, Popular Photography, Smithsonian Air and Space, and View Camera magazines. Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, who was born in Reykjavik and studied art history at the Sorbonne in Paris, is a well-known Icelandic novelist, playwright, and poet. Her six novels include Ör (Hotel Silence) (2016; English translation, 2018), which was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) (2018). 57 colour photographs

ISBN: 9781938086830
Dimension: 229mm X 203mm

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Dimensions 229 × 203 mm