PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE EDGE: VITTORIO SELLA AND WILFRED THESIGER

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Publication Date: 
March 8, 2022
Format: 
Hardcover
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Trim Size: 
10.9in. x 9.4in. x 1.2in.
ISBN: 
9781605830988
About This Item: 
An illustrated look at two early-twentieth-century explorers whose work took them to deserts and mountain peaks, coinciding with the rise of modern photography along the way. Vittorio Sella (1859-1943) was the foremost mountaineering photographer of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, producing widely celebrated images of K2 and other famed peaks. Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) was a writer, photographer, and explorer, whose greatest journey took him across the Rub' al Khali, a vast desert encompassing much of the Arabian Peninsula. In his new book, Roger Härtl considers these two far-flung figures side by side, telling the stories of two influential explorers through their bibliographic and photographic work, and creating a tapestry where exploration, writing, and image-making all conjoin. As Härtl shows in this richly illustrated volume, the triumphs of Sella and Thesiger coincided with the end of a golden age of geographical exploration and with the rise of photography as we know it today.
Publisher: 
Grolier Club
$65.00
Binding: 
Hardcover

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