Title: The Lines (Yale University Art Gallery)
Publisher: YU Art Gallery
Book Condition: New
2014. Hardcover. Edward Ranney (b 1942) is one of the most distinguished photographers of the Peruvian landscape. In 1985 he began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru. This book includes an essay that situates his work within the context of landscape photography and contemporary art. Series: Yale University Art Gallery. Num Pages: 88 pages, 44 tritone illustrations. BIC Classification: AJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 297 x 251 x 12. Weight in Grams: 754. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780300207231
Synopsis: Edward Ranney (b. 1942) is one of the most distinguished photographers of the Peruvian landscape. In 1985 Ranney began photographing the Nazca lines, a series of monumental geoglyphs that stretch across an arid plateau in southern Peru. Created by the Nazca culture more than 2,000 years ago, the lines have perplexed archeologists and inspired scores of visual artists. While most clearly seen from the air in a plane or helicopter, these lines offer an even more awe-inspiring experience when viewed from the groundóRanney?s chosen vantage for his large-format photographs.
Two decades of work on these lines in Peru and on similar glyphs found in northern Chile are brought together for the first time in this handsome volume, revealing the enigmatic beauty of these ancient manmade landforms. An illuminating essay by esteemed critic Lucy R. Lippard situates Ranney?s work within the context of landscape photography and contemporary art.
Edward Ranney?s evocative photographs of ancient geoglyphs in Peru and Chile reveal their enigmatic beauty.
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