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Glen Canyon: Images of a Lost World

Nichols, Tad, Ladd, Gary

Verlag: Museum of New Mexico Pr, 1999
ISBN 10: 0890133301 / ISBN 13: 9780890133309
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Titel: Glen Canyon: Images of a Lost World

Verlag: Museum of New Mexico Pr

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

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Inhaltsangabe: In 1963, as the gates closed on Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell began to inundate this mysterious landscape. Two photographers would record its wonders-Eliot Porter, who made the Glen famous in The Place No One Knew, and Tad Nichols, the man who first led Porter through the canyon. In more than thirty river trips beginning in the early 1950's, Nichols created thousands of images of the place that gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Glen Canyon: Images of a Lost World is a stunning photographic memoir and the work of one of the West's finest nature photographers. Featuring 164 duotone plates, journal writings, and the photographer's recollections today of a world that lives again in these exceptional images.

Rezension: In the early 1960s the federal government announced a plan to control the Colorado River by building a series of hydroelectric dams. The plan set off a storm of protest. The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit, arguing that one of those dams, to be built at the entrance to the Grand Canyon, would mean the destruction of Glen Canyon, a jewel-like oasis, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the desert Southwest. But the lawsuit failed, and the dam was built, resulting in the formation of 200-mile-long Lake Powell, one of the largest artificial bodies of water on the planet--and in the inundation of Glen Canyon, which environmentalists called "the place no one knew."

Photographer and filmmaker Tad Nichols did know Glen Canyon, so well that many of the area's place names are the ones that he and his fellow explorers and friends gave them. In this stunning book of documentary photography, Nichols takes readers on a voyage down the Colorado River, traversing stone labyrinths, wild rapids, and narrow beaches. Accompanied by entries from his travel journals of the 1950s and early '60s, his photographs show us just how much was lost when Glen Canyon receded beneath Lake Powell's waters--and what we stand to regain if, as advocates hope, Glen Canyon Dam is dismantled and the Colorado River is allowed to flow freely once again. --Gregory McNamee

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