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Hardcover, 'The Legacy of Wildness' preface by Robert Redford, 1993


The Legacy of Wildness: The Photographs of Robert Glenn Ketchum is the first major retrospective of a world-renowned landscape photographer whose artistry is equaled only by his commitment to the environment.

To activist photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum, art and advocacy go hand in hand. Whether depicting the rugged grandeur of the American countryside or the mournful beauty of virgin wilderness violated by progress, his landscapes reject sentimentality. Instead, they document his deep respect and compassion for our irreplaceable natural resources.

With a preface by Robert Redford and an essay by distinguished ecologist and author John Perlin, The Legacy of Wildness is a work of great innovation and integrity.

Ketchum's series of photographs in this book include "Winters: 1970-1980" - black and white photographs of white-on-white environments and "Order from Chaos" - large-size photographs in brilliant colours. "Planetary Graffiti" and "Stoned Immaculate" complete the cycle, the former consisting of black-and-white aerial photographs made with experimental Polaroid film that produces instant black-and-white slide positives, and the latter an abstract body of work entirely in colour. "The Sundance Suite" concentrates on political concerns like the air quality on the Salt Lake Basin. Finally, there are a small group of photographs on silk resulting from Ketchum's repeated visits to China.

* Hardcover: 120 pages
* Publisher: Aperture; illustrated edition edition (31 Jan 1994)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0893814989
* ISBN-13: 978-0893814984
* Product Dimensions: 33.9 x 30.5 x 1.7 cm