Accommodating nature : the photographs of Frank Gohlke

by John Rohrbach ; with additional essays by Frank Gohlke and Rebecca Solnit

Wind, water, and molten rock constantly tear apart and resculpt the natural world, and people have always struggled to create structures that will permanently establish their existence on the land. Frank Gohlke 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, Gohlke 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 places. 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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書名 Accommodating nature : the photographs of Frank Gohlke
著作者等 Solnit, Rebecca
Gohlke, Frank
Rohrbach, John
Rohrbach John
シリーズ名 Center books on American places
出版元 The Center for American Places;The Amon Carter Museum;Distributed by the University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 175 p.
大きさ 25 × 29 cm
ISBN 9781930066656
NCID BB1078192X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国