This Land Is Your Land: Across America by Air

This Land Is Your Land: Across America by Air


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This Land is your Land: Across America By Air. Photographs by Marilyn Bridges. Introduction by William Least HeatMoon. This Land Is Your Land offers a unique perspective on the American landscape, making the familiar fantastic, as well as an aesthetic experience of dizzying proportions. Marilyn Bridges takes us on an inspiring journey, as we look down together on the fleeting moments and lasting signatures of the United States that are etched on our continent. An aerial photographer who has explored ancient cultures around the world for more than a decade, Bridges has now focused her attention on a subject no less intriguing: the grandeur of America. 80 blackandwhite photographs, 11 X 12 1/2, pages.

"Marilyn Bridges's images show us an America sub specie aeternatis, in the light of eternity, as a passing angel might register it's enormous vanites and emptiness. Hers is an austere and withering perspective that cuts us (in an antique way) down to size... For me these photographs do what every photographer (and traveler) strives forthey show us the world from so fresh an angle that our home looks like another planet, and the things we take for granted seem curious to useven extraterrestrialas if seen through the eyes of a roaming Martian. They make us strange and and haunting to ourselves."

Pico Iyer, Condé Nast Traveler

"Aside for their documentary value, the photographs are beautiful in themselves, taken with an artist's eye for the shapes and patterns formed by the lines and the way they lie on the surface."

Grace Glueck, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780893816049
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Publication date: 04/28/1997
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 11.47(w) x 12.88(h) x 0.75(d)

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