Life in Colour: National Geographic Photographs

Life in Colour: National Geographic Photographs


By (author) Annie Griffiths, By (author) Susan Tyler Hitchcock

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Hardback | 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 258mm x 262mm x 40mm | 2,499g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA
  • ISBN 10: 1426210302
  • ISBN 13: 9781426210303
  • Illustrations note: chiefly photographs (black and white, and colour)
  • Sales rank: 390,193

Product description

A stunning, vibrant and energetic celebration of photography and colour from National Geographic. Edited by Annie Griffiths who worked with NG on the gorgeous "Simply Beautiful" (over 13,000 copies sold in the UK to date). With chapters that follow the flow of the rainbow, "Life in Colour" explores the world through magnificent, intriguing and revelatory photography. Colour can soothe us, colour can energise us, colour can even wow us, and, as we all know, everyone has a favourite colour. "Life in Colour" is chock full of beautiful, amazing photographs - photographs guaranteed to make you look and smile - organised chapter by chapter according to their predominant colour. With a rainbow of images and with meditations and evocative quotes about colour throughout, this eye-pleasing volume is sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, most especially to women.

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Author information

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, and the White House News Photographers Association. She is a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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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" ."..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 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