Roads

November 10, 2010|
Roads by Mark Schacter
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In a country as vast and diverse as Canada, the road is symbolic of those things that connect us: our human urges to conquer, to overcome, to appropriate, to build, to make a mark, to communicate, to connect, to carve out territory, and above all, to get somewhere.

In Roads, Mark Schacter uses the powerful medium of photography to explore these stories of human ambition and the desire to create a shared existence among natural landscapes, at once harsh, desolate, and beautiful. Along the journey, he seeks to capture a sense of place, musing on how roads and their landscapes can reveal aspects of the multi-layered and elusive Canadian essence."

Schacter's photographs-taken on, beside, and above roads all across Canada-are poignant and reflective. Depicting scenes of urban intensity, small-town community, and wild grandeur, the photographs included in this striking collection will take the reader on a road trip along the meandering curves of the Canadian sense of self.

Photographer's Preface 7What You See =Where You're From 15On Being Lucky 20But is it "Real"? 26The Land 34Farm, Village and Town 92Cities 152Index 191
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Title:RoadsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.25 X 10.25 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9.25 X 10.25 X 0.8 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Fifth House PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897252609

ISBN - 13:9781897252604

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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