Within the Stone: Nature's Abstract Rock Art

Within the Stone: Nature's Abstract Rock Art

Hardback

By (author) Bill Atkinson, By (author) Diane Ackerman, By (author) Director International Center for the Study of Terrorism and Associate Professor of Psychology John Horgan JR, By (author) Si And Ann Frazier, By (author) Robert Hutchinson, By (author) Philip Ball, By (photographer) Bill Atkinson

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  • Publisher: Browntrout Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 179 pages
  • Dimensions: 284mm x 311mm x 22mm | 1,696g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0763181897
  • ISBN 13: 9780763181895
  • Sales rank: 793,084

Product description

Mac guru Bill Atkinson shoots pictures of cut and polished rock slabs, transmuting them into masterpieces of "found" art with his high-resolution scanning camera and innovative color management techniques. For "Within the Stone," Atkinson picks 72 rock images for their evocative painterly qualities. Seven eminent poets and science writers, including Diane Ackerman and John Horgan, take turns responding to each image as a dream, landscape, seduction, or excogitative stimulus. In an appendix, three mineralogists describe each specimen's provenience, geological setting, and mineral composition. "A beautiful work of art." "Gems & Gemology." "Abstract masterpieces." "Popular Photography." "Revelations of the inner beauty of rocks." "PC Photo" "High tech meets timeless beauty." "Lapidary Journal." "Apple's soft ware star turns his code into art." "Macworld" Winner of 2004 Gold Ink Award, American Photo Best Photo Book of 2004

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