On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
Authors: Essays by Jane Goodall, Alice Sebold, Peter Singer, Vicki Goldberg, and Nick Brandt
Imprint: Abrams Books
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 9/1/2012
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
About the book
In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the world’s last great populations of large mammals—elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas, and their kin—he created two of the new century’s most influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). His iconic portraits of these majestic animals express an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. The magisterial On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandt’s first two books, along with their accompanying essays. A testament to the bookmaker’s craft, it is the first volume on Brandt’s work to capture the superb quality of his remarkable, large-format prints, which are notable for their velvety blacks and tonal subtleties. At 15 x 13 inches it is substantially larger than his previous books, and it comes in a handsome cloth binding with a tipped-in plate on the front.
About the authorNick Brandt
’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall
is a UN Messenger of Peace. Alice Sebold
is the author of The Lovely Bones. Peter Singer
is the author of Animal Liberation
and The Life You Can Save
. Vicki Goldberg
is a leading photography critic and historian.