Capturing 125 Years of Majesty, Spirit, and Adventure
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The mythic “Wild West” is firmly planted in the American imagination—but the reality is far more complex and compelling. National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West brings together a collection of photographs spanning 125 years that powerfully captures the landscapes, people, and culture of this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalleled images—some iconic, some rarely or never before seen—speak to the powerful forces at work in the West, showcasing the region as never before.
Divided into four chapters—Legends, Encounters, Boundaries, and Visions—the book features photographs ranging from snowcapped mountains to red-rock waves of stone, ghost towns to prairie dog towns, cowboys and Indians to wild horses, from technological triumphs to great cities. The images tell myriad stories of a region still wild, of the pioneers who have tried to tame it over the years, of its storied past, and of its still seemingly boundless future.
Augmented by archival photographs and text that illuminates the region’s grandeur, National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West weaves together a visual tapestry of a rich, varied, and enduring landscape.
Softcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Society ( October 02, 2012 )
Item #: 13-583142
Product Dimensions: 10.0 x 10.0 inches
Product Weight: 48.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I live in the west, love the west and seeing pictures of places I have been, finding images of so many memories and feeling the beauty with each shot, I love this book. It is on display for all to visit in my mountain man/native American room.
Even though the photographs were very well done the content was a little predictable and yet at the same time somewhat lacking. I was hoping for more of what you don't always get, a step up and that didn't happen.
We have seen similar photos in travel magazines and, yes, the National Geographic. I live in Wyoming. I was hoping for pictures focusing on the history, people and life- style of the west (which in my opinion doesn't include California which is a place unto itself). And photos of 'progress' and 'development' such as wind farms only serve to show how the unique beauty and character of the west are being destroyed.
Out standing photos. More and longer explanations would be a help. Still was great.
great pictures,get a life parter.