Life In Color: National Geographic Photographs

Editor Annie Griffiths
Foreword by Jonathan Adler
Text by Susan Hitchcock

National Geographic Society | October 2, 2012 | Hardcover

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"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful

Life in Color
is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"--not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us. Chock full of beautiful, amazing, fun images, this eye-pleasing volume is sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, most especially to women.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 504 pages, 10.28 × 10.37 × 1.49 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426209622

ISBN - 13: 9781426209628

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Life In Color: National Geographic Photographs

Editor Annie Griffiths
Foreword by Jonathan Adler
Text by Susan Hitchcock

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 504 pages, 10.28 × 10.37 × 1.49 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1426209622

ISBN - 13: 9781426209628

About the Book

"Life in Color" is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, and red.

Read from the Book

We gave out at a vast and ever changing kaleidoscope—life in color—every day. From the filmy pastels of a dream disappearing to the loud shocks of traffic lights, billboards, and fashion, color saturates our existence. Not only is color everywhere around us, but it is also in our minds and imaginations as well, an internal rainbow of appearances and meaning.   Color moves and motivates. Color calms and quiets. Color sings, color dances, color takes center stage in the theater of our lives. It is so woven into the fabric of our speech and vision, choice and circumstance that we rarely stop to pay attention.   Think about how the hazy blue of early morning street fog compares with the clear blue of a summer sky; how a still lake’s surface, despite all logic, takes on the orange of the setting sun; how green dapples and drenches our world, from the tiny new leaves of wildflowers underfoot to the electric night- time swaths of the northern lights overhead. Realize how red makes a statement— sometimes it whispers, like the spotted carapace of a tiny ladybug; sometimes it flaunts itself, like bright lipstick on a proud woman’s smile.   Photographers do notice. They make a business of noticing. In the litany of principles that make a photograph great, color stands near the top of the list, at the service of both content and design. A photographer may look for color with care and attention, or color may burst on the scene as a serendipitou
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"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful

Life in Color
is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"--not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us. Chock full of beautiful, amazing, fun images, this eye-pleasing volume is sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, most especially to women.

About the Author

ANNIE GRIFFITHS was one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic. She has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society, and her work has appeared in LIFE, Smithsonian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. Annie has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, National Organization of Women, and the White House News Photographers Association. She is a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. The author lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

Editorial Reviews

"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful

"...these prismatic, brilliantly composed photographs are exuberant works of inquiry and art, adding up to a book of awe and inspirationthese prismatic, brilliantly composed."   --Booklist

"An exceptional picture-book... a chance to revel in colour and appreciate the kaleidoscope constantly around us." --Daily Mail

"Sumptuous ...Anyone who likes colour, photography, travel, adventure or humanity in general (so that's everyone then) would enjoy Life in Colour and I know I'd be happy to find it under the tree!." --Outdoor Photography Magazine

"This is a book to be savored slowly, often and in small doses for maximal enjoyment." --Entertainment Today

"This book is a fabulous example of the very best from National Geographic... Highly Recommended!" --Hot Brands, Cool Places

"There seem to be two main concepts behind [this book]: 1.) There''s a lot of color in the world. 2.) Nat Geo has great photographers." -Science Friday SciArt blog
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