Wild Visions: Wilderness as Image and Idea

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7.9 X 10.0 X 1.3 inches | 2.2 pounds

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About the Author

Ben A. Minteer is professor of environmental ethics and conservation at Arizona State University. Mark Klett is a photographer and professor of art at Arizona State University. Stephen J. Pyne is a historian and professor emeritus at Arizona State University. Roderick Frazier Nash is the author of Wilderness and the American Mind and The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics.


"A thought-provoking and informative exploration of the idea of wilderness in the U.S. It is a pleasure to see so much smart photography, across multiple generations of production, gathered in one volume."--Rebecca A. Senf, author of Making a Photographer: The Early Works of Ansel Adams

"Wild Visions provides a sweeping yet succinct visual depiction of 'the wild, ' and lays out a critical context for understanding the evolution of cultural meanings in that imagery."--Curt Meine, author of Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

"Wild Visions" is not simply a compilation of landscape photographs, but an argument for the power of imagery to enhance our evolving understanding of wilderness and its preservation, something peculiar to the identity and values of Americans."--Laura McPhee, author and photographer, River of No Return

"A welcome and thought-provoking reappraisal of the meaning of protecting "wilderness" in American history and culture, pleasingly illustrated with nearly two centuries of photographs and writings."--John Leshy, author of Our Common Ground

"In essays, dialogues, and photographs, this eloquent book circles through historically shifting definitions of the word 'wilderness.' The authors draw on their lives in the American West and decades of analysis to challenge our perceptions."--Anne Wilkes Tucker, author of The Woman's Eye