Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places (Hardcover)

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In 250 glorious photographs Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places documents the beauty and depth of every part of the world. Delving deeply into a picture archive that houses over ten million images, with many photographs being published for the first time, this new book-the third and final in the "greatest photographs" series-presents the world's amazingly diverse places with epic grandeur, unparalleled intimacy, romantic beauty, and gritty realism. The photographs are landscapes, cityscapes, famous landmarks, and unfamiliar spots that reveal special qualities of geography or culture one might otherwise never see.

Spanning more than eleven decades, the images in Wide Angle are divided into twelve chapters, each depicting a unique geography—including East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Polar Regions. Each chapter is introduced by award-winning cultural writer and critic Ferdinand Protzman, whose essays accent the stunning photographs by renowned National Geographic photographers. Both essays and photographs carefully examine a region's special qualities, creating unique character and its own special and unforgettable sense of place. In Wide Angle, National Geographic photographers have recorded the world's places close up, in sweeping breadth, in depth, and over time.

About the Author

Ferdinand Protzman, an award-winning cultural writer and critic, is the author of Landscape: Photographs of Time and Place (National Geographic 2003). His reviews, essays, and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, ARTnews, the Harvard Review, Forward, and Zeit-Magazin. Protzman wrote the afterword in Arion Press's limited edition of The Voices of Marrakesh, by Nobel Prizewinner Elias Canetti (2001). He lives in Kensington, Maryland, with his family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426208935
ISBN-10: 1426208936
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 501
Language: English