Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness
Essays by John Rohrbach & Rebecca Solnit
Memoir by Jonathan Porter
folio. pp. 149. profusely illustrated. hardcover cloth. dw. [New York]: Aperture in association with Amon Carter Museum, 2001.
ISBN-10: 0893819506 / ISBN-13: 9780893819507
Nature through the eyes of a master of photographic modernism.
Eliot Porter's magnificent photographs convince the viewer to look more closely at the natural world and to appreciate its tremendous variety, complexity, delicacy, and beauty. This publication, the first in-depth retrospective of Porter's work, reflects his intimate encounters with widely diverse ecosystems across the world and emphasizes the scientific and humanistic foundations of his art. Seen as a whole, Porter's work projects an eloquent call to respect and value nature and to take careful note of humanity's diverse interactions with it. That appreciation, his example suggests, helps us lead fuller lives in closer balance with the natural world around us.