Face to Face – Polar Portraits

B1589

 

It has been said that a photograph tells a story of a thousand words. In this book the wealth of breath-taking images is reinforced with well-written extended captions and sections of longer text. Some images are evocative, emotive, compelling with a huge impact.

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NAME: Face to Face - Polar Portraits
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1589
DATE: 190110
AUTHOR: Huw Lewis-Jones
PUBLISHER: Conway
BINDING: Hard back
PAGES: 288
PRICE: GB £30.00
GENRE: Non fiction
SUBJECT: Arctic, Antarctic, sail, exploration, bravery, endurance, dog sleds, sailing ships, aircraft, isolation, character
ISBN: 978-1-84486-099-9
IMAGE: B1589.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is a very difficult book to review because it is based on outstanding photographs but is so much more than many photo essays. It has been said that a photograph tells a story of a thousand words. In this book the wealth of breath-taking images is reinforced with well-written extended captions and sections of longer text. Some images are evocative, emotive, compelling with a huge impact. The combination of images from the early days of polar exploration with modern images of those working today in these remote and unspoilt wilderness areas works exceptionally well. For such a well-produced book on quality gloss paper with exhibition definition images in full colour and in b&w this is unbelievably good value that prompts the question - why do not more books achieve this standard at such an aggressively competitive price. Trying to estimate the readership is very difficult. It is a specialist subject and it will appeal to professional photographers and keen enthusiasts, but it is also an excellent who's who of polar exploration and collectively the pages tell the story of polar exploration very effectively. More than that, it is a stimulating visual journey with a beauty that many will appreciate.

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