Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky

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Wildlands Press, 2003 - Nature - 239 pages
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More than a decade has passed since acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe created his painterly world landscape portrait LIGHT ON THE LAND. With this long awaited sequel, EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY, Wolfe artistically pushes his craft to present his emotional vision of the Earth’s beauty.

Photographed on seven continents, nine years in the making, this stylish and significant collectible is about our interconnectedness with the Earth expressed through Wolfe’s artistic use of light and perspective.

Divided into five geographic regions: Desert, Ocean, Mountain, Forest and Polar, the book features a 3500-word essay by author Art Davidson to accompany each section. Davidson’s text brings the human connection to each austere, haunting image.
For art collectors, photographers, environmentalists, world travelers, or those who experience the world through books, the scope and design of EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY transcends all other landscape books and represents the pinnacle of Art Wolfe’s 50 published books and his thirty-year career.

Remarkable for its artistic vision, ethereal presentation and powerful yet understated environmental message, EDGE OF THE EARTH, CORNER OF THE SKY captures the sheer wonderment of nature in a stunning and dramatic presentation.

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Wolfe's majestic landscape photographs, shown here in 161 large-scale images and taken across seven continents, capture nature in sharp lines and magnificent colors. Through skillful technique and ... Read full review

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Art Wolfe was born on September 13, 1951 in Seattle. He grew up loving the outdoors and has a cherished memory of coming face to face with a moose as he was canoeing on the Bowron Lakes in Canada. He attended the University of Washington and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Arts Education. At that time photography was just an elective, but he soon incorporated his knowledge of the arts into his love of photography. Because he was new to the field, he couldn't get the cooperation of traditional publishers so he established his own publishing company in 2000. With his company, The Wildlands Press, he put out his first book - The Living Wild. This gave him the recognition he needed and the Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year Award from the North American Nature Photography Association. He also received the first ever Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society. In 2000 he was awarded the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in Nature and Environment. Art Wolfe is one of the most celebrated nature and wildlife photographers of our day. His passion is for creating books - 45 in 25 years - and for providing photographs for them. Art Wolfe then went on to the realm of television with the same energy he used exploring the world. Some of the shows he worked on were Techniques of the Masters, American Photo Safari and Travels to the edge.

Art Davidson is the author of many books, including In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez. He lives outside Anchorage, Alaska.

Jean-Michel Cousteau is president of Ocean Futures Society, which is dedicated to communicating with the public on critical marine issues and helping to activate action partnerships amongst decision makers.
In addition to his work as an actor, director, and producer, Robert Redford has been a noted environmentalist since the early 1970s. His advocacy has covered a wide spectrum of environmental and conservation issues including involvement in the passage of many landmark pieces of environmental legislation, and the preservation of those protections in ensuing years. He has been a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council for twenty-six years.
Vicki Goldberg is one of the country's leading photography critics. She is the author of "The Power of Photography: How Photography Changed Our Lives" and "Margaret Bourke-White: A Biography." She writes frequently for the "New York Times" and "Vanity Fair."
Sue Hostetler has traveled the world as a social documentary photographer capturing civil unrest and the delivery of medical aid to wartorn areas such as Rwanda, Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Guatemala, and Cuba. She now works as a photo editor. As well as conceiving and compiling "Oceans," Sue orchestrated the benefit auctions in New York and San Francisco, which will support the NRDC, and that accompany the release of the book. She lives in New York City.

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