Grand Landscapes of Canada -- Les Grands Paysages du Canada

by J. Kraulis

Firefly Books | October 1, 2005 | Hardcover |

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A superb portfolio of pictures by one of Canada''s greatest photographers.

Canada''s landscape is like no other. Its sheer diversity is staggering: vast prairies and forests, impressive coastlines, majestic inland lakes and rivers, and urban parklands. Each season adds its own dimension of beauty.

As much as it reveals the geography of a country, landscape photography also documents the random events, whether fleeting or grand, that capture the essence of a country.

This magnificent collection spans 20 years of the work of Canada''s renowned landscape photographer, J.A. Kraulis: a flash of lightning exploding across a summer sky; a sudden winter storm descending on an otherwise tranquil coastal bay; the surface of a lake, caught in a moment of stillness, mirroring the world around it.

These 200 handsome color photographs record the vast and beautiful Canadian landscape. They tell the tale not only of a country, but also of the photographer''s inspiring relationship with it.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 11.81 × 12.2 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2005

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554070368

ISBN - 13: 9781554070367

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Grand Landscapes of Canada -- Les Grands Paysages du Canada

Grand Landscapes of Canada -- Les Grands Paysages du Canada

by J. Kraulis

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 11.81 × 12.2 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2005

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554070368

ISBN - 13: 9781554070367

About the Book

J.A. Kraulis is one of Canada's most prolific and talented photographers. This selection of 150 color photographs capture a beautiful and diverse landscape and a photographer's inspiring relationship with it.

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Introduction The photography in this book was conceived some four decades ago in the dark bedroom of a modest bungalow in suburban Montreal. It was there, at about the age of fourteen, that I spent many evenings dumbfounded, gazing at huge, soaring mountains. My sister had returned from a summer job at Lake Louise with several boxes of colour slides from her mountain hikes. With only the whir of the projector fan intruding on my reverie, I couldn''t get enough of the scenery shining on the wall, nor of the wistful fantasy that someday I too would walk those trails in the Rockies. This was my first experience of the power of photography. Mountains had been transported to my bedroom. Or I had been transported to the mountains; no distinction need be made there. I was inevitably pulled west, first to the wonders of Jasper, Banff, Kootenay, and Yoho. Four summers spent working in Yoho -- where a chance meeting led to my eventual marriage -- bonded me heart and soul to the Canadian Rockies forever. On the Trans-Canada leaving Calgary, there is a hill that still sends shivers up my spine, and sometimes even provokes a tear, every time I crest it. At the sight of the dramatically serrate horizon, eighty kilometres away, Gordon Lightfoot''s lyrics always come to mind: "Wild majestic mountains alone against the sun." My westward momentum took me to the wild coast of Vancouver Island, another kind of unspoiled paradise. In those days, a dirt logging road was the only land route to Tofi
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A superb portfolio of pictures by one of Canada''s greatest photographers.

Canada''s landscape is like no other. Its sheer diversity is staggering: vast prairies and forests, impressive coastlines, majestic inland lakes and rivers, and urban parklands. Each season adds its own dimension of beauty.

As much as it reveals the geography of a country, landscape photography also documents the random events, whether fleeting or grand, that capture the essence of a country.

This magnificent collection spans 20 years of the work of Canada''s renowned landscape photographer, J.A. Kraulis: a flash of lightning exploding across a summer sky; a sudden winter storm descending on an otherwise tranquil coastal bay; the surface of a lake, caught in a moment of stillness, mirroring the world around it.

These 200 handsome color photographs record the vast and beautiful Canadian landscape. They tell the tale not only of a country, but also of the photographer''s inspiring relationship with it.

About the Author

J.A. Kraulis, among Canada''s most prolific and talented photographers, was raised in Montreal, where he earned degrees in science and architecture at McGill University. His work appears in magazines such as Audubon, Canadian Geographic and Equinox. He has been the principal photographer of many books, including Canada from the Air

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The stunning result of 25 years of criss-crossing the country in search of the perfect photo... The juxtapositions are magical... Gorgeous!
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