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Jack Dykinga's Arizona download ebook
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1565794990
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978-1565794993
Author:
Charles Bowden,Jack W. Dykinga
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Westcliffe Pub (November 1, 2004)
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144 pages
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4.5

Dykinga has a brilliant eye and fantastic technique, but what really makes this book . 25 years later, Jack has, in his eighth book, finally produced a large format photographic tribute devoted exclusively to his adopted home state.

Dykinga has a brilliant eye and fantastic technique, but what really makes this book stand out is the quality of the printing (done in China, by the way). I would be pleased to get photographic prints of my own work that are as good as the prints contained herein. To the cacti, agave and octillo that abound.

Jack Dykinga's Arizona Nov 01, 2004. by Jack W. Dykinga, Charles Bowden. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Careers. 6 ). More Information.

Frog Mountain Blues ; photographs by Jack W. Dykinga; with a new afterword by the author (Tucson: University of Arizona . Dykinga; with a new afterword by the author (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994). Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America (1995). Chihuahua: Pictures From the Edge, photographs by Virgil Hancock; essay by Charles Bowden (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996). The Sierra Pinacate, Julian D. Hayden; photographs by Jack Dykinga; with essays by Charles Bowden & Bernard L. Fontana (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1998). Juárez: The Laboratory of our Future, preface by Noam Chomsky; afterword by Eduardo Galeano (1998). Torch Song (essay) 1999.

Jack Dykinga's Arizona book. Showcasing the state's wild areas and natural wonders, Dykinga's rhapsodic photography captures the timeless grandeur of the landscape.

Charles Bowden and Jack W. Dykinga . should read this book. 165 Pages 6 x 9 x 1 Published: 1994 Paperback (9780816515011).

should read this book.

We have an exciting announcement for all Charles Bowden fans: There are two brand-NEW Bowden books! .

We have an exciting announcement for all Charles Bowden fans: There are two brand-NEW Bowden books! "Dakotah" introduces America's Great Plains to Bowden's "Unnatural History of America" series, and is the initial book composed of material from his trove of unpublished manuscripts. Other featured writers include Katie Lee, Jack Dykinga, Alice Leora Briggs, Molly Molloy, Julian Cardona, Jim Harrison, Scott Carrier, Leslie Marmon Silko, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Alan Weisman.

Charles Bowden and Jack Dykinga have hiked the Catalinas for years and bring to this book not only a love for the land . Jack Dykinga's photographic style blends fine art photography and documentary photojournalism

Charles Bowden and Jack Dykinga have hiked the Catalinas for years and bring to this book not only a love for the land but the experiences of others who have "lived the mountain. Frog Mountain Blues" contrasts the mystery and power of this majestic range with its fragility, and cautions us that this unique wilderness could easily be lost through overuse. Jack Dykinga's photographic style blends fine art photography and documentary photojournalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for Feature Photography, and is a regular contributor to "Arizona Highways" and "National Geographic" magazines.

Frog Mountain Blues contrasts the mystery and power of this majestic range with its fragility, and cautions us that this unique wilderness could easily be lost through overuse.

Over the years it has attracted treasure hunters and entrepreneurs; today recreational facilities dot its summits while resorts and housing development creep up its foothills and into its canyons. Frog Mountain Blues contrasts the mystery and power of this majestic range with its fragility, and cautions us that this unique wilderness could easily be lost through overuse. By showing the capacity of society to whittle away a whole mountain in pursuit of a "better life," Bowden and Dykinga impress upon us the need for an urbanized society to have wilderness close at.

Find nearly any book by Jack W. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Charles Bowden, Jack W. ISBN 9780826314031 (978-0-8263-1403-1) Softcover, Univ of New Mexico Pr, 1993. Find signed collectible books: 'The Secret Forest (A University of Arizona Southwest Center Book)'.

Reviews:
  • Boyn
This book has beautiful pictures of landscapes of Arizona. I bought the book after I visited the area, specifically the Grand Canyon & Sedona. You won't be disappointed.
  • Small Black
This is easily one of the finest books of landscape photography that I have ever seen. Dykinga has a brilliant eye and fantastic technique, but what really makes this book stand out is the quality of the printing (done in China, by the way). I would be pleased to get photographic prints of my own work that are as good as the prints contained herein. Dykinga's previous book, "Desert," is extraordinary, and I heartily recommend it, but "Arizona" somehow manages to top it.
  • Kesalard
He is an excellent photographer. More on the modern side than traditional.
  • Original
Jack Dykinga is, in all likelihood, the only photographer to have already won a Pulitzer Prize before finding his photographic calling. That was in Chicago, before his 1976 "leave of absence" to Tucson. Before the "leave" became a "move." Before his switch from B&W film to color transparencies, and from 35mm to 4x5 view cameras. Before the desert got under his skin, along with the writings of Ed Abbey and Everett Ruess. Before Arizona was, as it is now, home.

25 years later, Jack has, in his eighth book, finally produced a large format photographic tribute devoted exclusively to his adopted home state. To Arizona's incredible rock formations, and the incredibly delicate flowers that border them. To the cacti, agave and octillo that abound. To the water, and the areas that are beautiful precisely because they lack water. And, most of all, to light. Most people would count themselves fortunate indeed to witness such moments of ephemeral light on even a handful of occasions. Frozen on these pages, there are dozens.

The 4x5 Arca Swiss and Wista view cameras and Schneider lenses with which Jack works produce tack-sharp images. They also produce very large images, more than 1300% greater than a 35mm chrome or negative. Thus, Jack's photos have been enlarged only minimally in this book, and the effect is stunning. As you initially turn each page while progressing through the book, it will probably be a rainbow with lightning, or a foreground saguaro framing a twin on a distant hill, or a juxtaposition of light and shadow that initially quickens your breath and pauses your hands on any given page. But after pausing, you will linger to marvel at the visible spines on a cactus, the sand grains on a dune, or the individual trees visible in a distant forest. The vistas are sweeping, but the details are not neglected.

I own hundreds of large format nature photography books and have read hundreds more, but take the time to review very few. "Arizona," however, is special, even in a state with an exceptional history of producing talented artists and stirring photographic monographs. Among Jack's books (all of which I own), this is my favorite save only "Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley," and I suspect it would surpass even that work in my mind if I were not a native Californian. The book was plainly not rushed, whether in conception, production, or presentation. It shows a clarity of vision beyond coincidental pairings of serendipitous or "pretty" photos. This is the work of a man that knew exactly what he wanted, set out to find it, and kept at it until not just an image or two, but the breadth of his intent, was "in the can." Characteristically erudite observations on the Grand Canyon State by Jack's longtime collaborator and essayist Chuck Bowden serve as the unifying, and finishing, touch.

I have had the pleasure of photographing in the field with Jack, and of conversing with him about a wide range of subjects both photographic and non-. He is an extraordinarily talented and generous photographer, and a passionately outspoken advocate for the natural world (particularly his beloved southwestern deserts). We are all fortunate to have him laboring on our behalf. The purchasers and recipients of this book are, in turn, fortunate to have such a marvelous testament to that labor. You will not find a book with a finer display of Arizona's natural beauty. Because, quite simply, there isn't one.
  • Xtani
I bought the book to learn more about Jack's photo sytle and techniques (because I plan to do a workshop with him this Spring), but the book hasn't left our coffee table. Everyone loves it. Big, beautiful photos. If only I could....
  • Peles
My wife and I have lived in Arizona for over 20 years (we're native New Englanders). This book perfectly captures the beauty of our wonderful adopted state. I'll have to buy another copy soon as my son keeps borrowing it!
  • Flocton
SUPER!!!!!!