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  • ISBN 0520083482
  • ISBN13 978-0520083486
  • Language English
  • Author William Garnett
  • Publisher University of California Press (March 29, 1996)
  • Pages 159
  • Formats lrf rtf lit mobi
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Photography and Video
  • Size ePub 1760 kb
  • Size Fb2 1387 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 532

To soar above the earth on wings is a wish as old as eternity. Granted that wish, what might one see? Aloft in his tiny Cessna 170, William Garnett sees shadow against light and sensuous beauty. For nearly fifty years Garnett has taken pictures of what he sees, and now a selection of his renowned black-and-white aerial photographs is brought together in one volume for the first time.Garnett's work reveals patterns that echo nature's intimate designs—his camera captures snow geese, plowed fields, cattle trails, sand dunes, cracked ice, salt flats; and his vision transforms these scenes into art. His interest in conservation is reflected in these works, which express his desire that the earth's beauty be preserved.More than an accomplished pilot and photographer, William Garnett is also a poet who composes while flying his silver bird. Banking and climbing, he searches for the perfect moment between camera and subject that says what he wants to say. Those moments are grandly preserved in this extraordinary volume.

William A. Garnett elevated the genre of aerial photography to a form of artistic expression with his sweeping pictures . As landscapes, Mr. Garnett’s photographs do not have the conventional grounding of a horizon line

William A. Garnett elevated the genre of aerial photography to a form of artistic expression with his sweeping pictures of forests, sand dunes, agricultural crops and suburban grids. Garnett’s photographs do not have the conventional grounding of a horizon line.

William A. Garnett (December 27, 1916 – August 26, 2006) was an American landscape photographer who specialized in aerial photography. Garnett was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1916, and in 1920 his family moved to Pasadena, California. After graduating from Pasadena's John Muir Technical High School he studied for one year at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and then, beginning in 1938, he worked for two years as an independent commercial photographer and graphic designer.

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For nearly fifty years, William Garnett has been taking photographs, and now, for the first time, a collection of his .

For nearly fifty years, William Garnett has been taking photographs, and now, for the first time, a collection of his aerial photographs can be found in one volume. Garnett's transformation of such vast natural edifices into beautiful photographs reflects his reverence for Nature, and reveals the importance of preserving our natural environments.

Garnett, William, 1916-2006) Garnett, William. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, A New York Graphic Society Book,, Boston. ISBN 10: 0821215078, ISBN 13: 9780821215074. Published by Little, Brown and Company, A New York Graphic Society Book,, Boston, 1982. Condition: Fine Hardcover. Publication Date: 1982. Aerial photographs that possess true chohrence of intention and resolution are rare, and a remarkable number of those that hold firm in our memories were made by William A. Garnett. Garnett is not a flyer who makes photographs, but a photographer who flies. from Looking at Photographs by John Szarkowski.

This book by William Garnett is one of them. He just about spent his life photographing from a single engine plane that for the most part he piloted. His knowledge of light, nature, exposure, color, timing, and composition is perhaps the best I've ever seen in my life

This book by William Garnett is one of them.

The developers bound enlargements in a handsome presentation book. Evans framed Garnett’s aerial photography as a work of transcendence and detachment. Top to bottom: Perspective.

Los Angeles is preferentially seen from a height - from a freeway overpass or a descending jetliner - the hapless observer going under, down to a carcinogenic sea. From above, the city looks like a collection of absences: the absence of hierarchy, of a center, of authenticity. The developers bound enlargements in a handsome presentation book. I have several pages from one of the copies. The photographs celebrate house frames precise as cells in a hive and stucco walls fragile as an unearthed bone.

William Garnett – Aerial Photographs. 2534 RUR. Heroes of science. 3474 RUR. Aerial Photographs (Paper). Garnett William Hubert. 8 RUR. An elementary treatise on heat. 5 RUR. A treatise on elementary dynamics for the use of colleges and schools. A little book on water supply. 71. RUR. William Blake, painter and poet.

International Photo Auction Amsterdam, 1991 (NFM). An American Century of Photography (Hallmark, 1995) (NFM). Contemporary Photographers (3rd ed. 1995) (NFM)

International Photo Auction Amsterdam, 1991 (NFM). 1995) (NFM). Lenman, Robin (e. : The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005) (NFM).

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Otrytrerl
William Garnett takes a different view of the landscape from other aerial photographers. The seventy-three mono photos in the book show the ground in a very abstract way. Photographers like Alex MacLean, Marilyn Bridges or Jim Wark capture what is below them whether natural or man-made, Garnett seeks out the abstract in the landscape so you get to see the country in a new way.

Sand dunes, hills, rivers, canyons, soda lakes, and sometimes agriculture are all presented as strong graphic shapes and if there wasn't a caption with each photo you might think some of these were black and white prints of some abstract artist's work. Plate thirty has a freight train crossing the desert at Kelso California but taken at such a distance that it is just a straight, thin, horizontal line across the middle of the photo though you can just make out the individual units, Plate twenty-four shows a tractor ploughing a cotton field creating fascinating shapes in the soil, Plate fifty-two of eroded hills in Maricopa, California in part could pass for the back of an old gnarled hand. This is a fresh perspective on what is there all the time but we never see it like this until you come across Garnett's work.

The large square format of the book works well with the photos printed with a 175 screen (the back cover says 200 but I think that is wrong) and nicely they vary in size throughout the pages, landscape, oblong, full bleed and nearly all of them face a blank left-hand page which carries a one line caption.

William Garnett took these amazing and subtle photos over a thirty years but they look as fresh today as when they were originally taken.
Burirus
This book contains 73 black and white aerial landscape photographs, with a brief introduction and a list of Garnett's exhibitions and publications/photo essays. The photographs are amazing. Pure form, pattern, and texture. The scale of many images is completely deceptive - fractals 30 years before the word was invented! The introduction by Martha Sandweiss is concise and insightful. I would have liked to know more about how the pictures were made, but this information is probably available from the bibliographic references. My only criticism is that the binding on my copy is failing slightly.
Xangeo
This book features a broad range of Garnett's highly graphical aerial photographs. While almost all are striking in pattern, form and texture, I particularly enjoyed the agricultural shots, the sanddunes, and the fractal/branching patterns. Garnett's work is so very different than almost everything else I've seen, that I felt I needed this book to round out my collection.
Nalmergas
I've just revisited this book for what must be at least the hundreth time. It is an old friend that never fails to bring new hope. Garnett goes beyond the stunning simplification of a harsh and chaotic world at the horizons into one of harmony and purpose from a loftier perspective: It allows me a better perspective on my own place in the world, and - more importantly - the world's place in my own sphere. It reminds me that it can be a place where beauty and inspiration intersect.
Oveley
Garnett's work is for me the absolute essence of what the art of photography is all about. He has an incredible eye for beauty and the technique to bring it to life. The printing is top notch, and the introduction enriches the book further.
These are black and white aerial photographs only in the most literal sense. They also exist as simply exquisite patterns, textures, abstracts, but always with a second hit of pleasure when you realize what the literal subject was.
Of 50 books of photography I own, this is the most precious to me.
Thundershaper
Brett Weston in an airplane....William Garnett's work takes your breath away, as does the exquisite printing of this book.