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Places in the sand / Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Bib ID 6969482
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Courtney-Clarke, Margaret, 1949- photographer
 
Description New York : Monacelli Press, 1997 
©1997 
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 24 cm 
ISBN 1885254768 (hardback)
9781885254764 (hardback)
Summary

Traveling thousands of miles across vast deserts, Margaret Courtney-Clarke has photographed the remote and seldom-seen landscapes of Africa's magnificent and delicate environment, where nature wages an ongoing struggle to survive. Places in the Sand portrays unfolding dunes blown constantly by the wind, dreamlike roads that lead nowhere, the fragile cracked ground stretching endlessly toward the horizon. Born and raised on a ranch at the edge of the Namib Desert, Courtney-Clarke's photographic work reflects an extraordinary blend of sophisticated European and ancient African cultures as well as an innate love for and instinctive understanding of the eternal beauty of the land. In Places in the Sand, she turns a nostalgic and knowing eye to the landscape, creating evocative slivers of panoramas in which earth touches sky, poetic images of abandoned shacks engulfed by sand and time, and jewel-like shots framing textures, majestic colors, and forms.

Subjects Landscape photography -- Namibia.  |  Landscape photography.  |  Namib Desert (Namibia) -- Pictorial works.  |  Namibia.  |  Namibia -- Namib Desert.
Form/genre Pictorial works.

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