McPHEE, Laura and BEAHAN, Virginia
No Ordinary Land. Encounters in a Changing Environment
(NY), Aperture, 1998. Photographs taken by Laura McPhee and Virginia Beahan, using a fifty-pound, 40 year-old Deardorff camera. The photographs illustrate the ways in which people interact with the landscapes around them, and the images are striking, often startling, in their content, while the camera used gives them a degree of vividness and detail that seems almost preternatural. The New York Times called their work "intriguingly off-kilter." This copy has been signed by McPhee and Beahan. A letter transmitting the book is laid in, on the stationery of the Laurence Miller Gallery, where some of the photos were exhibited in 1998. Six-page afterword by John McPhee (Laura's father); introduction by Rebecca Solnit; epigraph from Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams. Oblong quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket. [#035113] $250
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