Legacy

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Legacy

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Publisher: Aperture

In this stunningly beautiful collection of images, master photographer Joel Meyerowitz invites the viewer to discover the hidden pockets of wilderness that still exist within the urban environs of New York City the nearly 9,000 acres of parks in the five boroughs that have been left or returned to their most natural state.  This compelling body of work is the result of a unique commission Meyerowitz received from the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to document, interpret, and celebrate one of New York City's greatest legacies for their archives. Meyerowitz drew upon his childhood memories of a New York with "green space—open and wild, alive with rabbits, migratory birds, snakes, frogs, and the occasional skunk... [That] gave me my first sense of the natural world, its temperament and its seasons, its unpredictability, and its mystery." Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributes a foreword, and renowned author Phillip Lopate expands on his notion of the urban walk-poem—deurbanized.

Specifications:

  • 10 1/2 x 12 inches
  • 300 pages
  • 250 four-color images
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-59711-122-5
  • Published Fall 2009

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