The ephemeral forms that fire takes as it sweeps through the landscape of southwest Wisconsin, renewing patchworks of prairie, forest, and savanna, are the subject of this book. Jill Metcoff pairs her photographs from controlled burns with historical commentary, poetic reflections, and her own observations to construct a vibrant narrative of prose and imagery. Firelines brings us intimately close to the power, swiftness, and mystery of the purposeful use of fire as practiced over millennia.
- Hardback | 176 pages
- 229 x 356 x 22.86mm | 1,637.47g
- 30 Sep 2017
- University of New Mexico Press
- Albuquerque, NM, United States
Jill Metcoff's elegant photographs have the power to transform conversations about land stewardship across the country, illuminating the ties that bind people to place. Her sense of her own place at this fragile moment in time is as stark as her black-and-white images, her perspective as broad as her panoramic lens. Through it we see that native American landscapes that have been hemmed in, plowed under, and converted to monocultures can bloom again, rewilding the geography of home." - Stephen Longmire, author and photographer of Life and Death on the Prairie
About Jill Metcoff
Jill Metcoff is the author and photographer of Along the Wisconsin Riverway. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited.