Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Antarctic. From the Circle to the Pole.

The Antarctic. From the Circle to the Pole. Photographs by Stuart Klipper. Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 2008. 176 pp., 120 color illustrations., 15x9".

"Antarctica remains largely unknown and infinitely fascinating. Stuart Klipper has traveled to Antarctica six times in twenty years to photograph this astounding body of work, offering a sweeping look at this majestic continent, which has lately become central to global climate change concerns.

Shot in panoramic format - the only way to encompass a landscape that seems to stretch on forever - Klipper’s work captures major features and surprising details: ships suspended in the frozen sea, glowing blue icebergs, vistas of endless snow, and troops of penguins.

This volume’s substantial size, panoramic shape, and unique vertical-opening case emphasize the grandeur of these austere and lovely photographs from the bottom of the world."

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