Mac guru Bill Atkinson shoots pictures of cut and polished rock slabs, transmuting them into masterpieces of "found" art with his high-resolution scanning camera and innovative color management techniques. For "Within the Stone," Atkinson picks 72 rock images for their evocative painterly qualities. Seven eminent poets and science writers, including Diane Ackerman and John Horgan, take turns responding to each image as a dream, landscape, seduction, or excogitative stimulus. In an appendix, three mineralogists describe each specimen's provenience, geological setting, and mineral composition. "A beautiful work of art." "Gems & Gemology." "Abstract masterpieces." "Popular Photography." "Revelations of the inner beauty of rocks." "PC Photo" "High tech meets timeless beauty." "Lapidary Journal." "Apple's soft ware star turns his code into art." "Macworld" Winner of 2004 Gold Ink Award, American Photo Best Photo Book of 2004
About the Author :
Diane Ackerman has contributed to Within the Stone: Nature's Abstract Rock Art as an author.
Diane Ackerman is the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses, the bestselling The Zookeeper's Wife, Dawn Light, "One Hundred Names for Love", and many other books. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.
John Horgan has contributed to Within the Stone: Nature's Abstract Rock Art as an author. Dr. John Horgan (St. Andrews, Scotland) is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews. A chartered psychologist, his research interests relate to the psychological aspects of political violence, with a particular focus on how and why people become involved in, and disengage from, terrorism.
|Title:||Within the Stone: Nature's Abstract Rock Art||Publisher:||Browntrout Publishers|
|Author:||Diane Ackerman, John Horgan, Bill Atkinson|
|No. of Pages:||179|
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