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Four Corners Country

Four Corners Country is 112 pages with 58 duotone reproductions of Arentz silver gelatin prints. Text by Ian Thompson. The photographs, no longer available as original prints, resulted from the collaboration of Arentz and Thompson from 1977 to 1985.

Many of the images represent cultural and architectural sites in this fragile country that have greatly changed or disappeared entirely over the past 20 years.

University of Arizona Press. 1986/1994. Softcover reissue of 1986 hardcover selected by the Washington Times in their Christmas list of recommended books. Photography by Dick Arentz.

Out of Print. Limited to stock on hand


From Publishers Weekly

Four Corners country is "rock as far as the eye can see" and the black-and-white photographs of Arentz illustrate the grandeur and loneliness of the vast region where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. Thompson, a fifth-generation Coloradan (and executive director of the Crow Canyon Archeological Center) provides a verbal overview of the natural history of the Four Corners as well as an account of its human inhabitantsnative dwellers, Spanish settlers and boomtime carpetbaggers. Arentz uses a large-format camera and is loyal to the classic tradition of American landscape photography, but his realism does not preclude an intimacy with the land and an eye for texture and shape. Only a few of the photographers have human subjects, and these are conveyed less expressively than the landscapes. But Arentz and Thompson are knowing and sensitive guides through this awesome land. 
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

This well-made large-format book deals with the country surrounding the boundary point common to four Western states: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Thompson's long essay describes the geological and social history of the region. In a simple but eloquent style, he portrays the life of the original Indian inhabitants and the effects of the successive Spanish, Mexican, and American invaders. The book contains about 50 black-and-white photographs taken by Arentz with a large-format camera. The well-reproduced photos of natural scenic wonders and human artifacts are in the classic tradition of Western photography. Worth having. Frank Davidoff, formerly with CBS Broadcast Group, N.Y.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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