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Frans Lanting: Jungles Hardcover – May 1, 2011

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"This book is a personal vision of jungles. It is about the feeling of the forest rather than the science of it." (Frans Lanting)"

About the Author

Christine Eckstrom is a writer and TV producer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, and International Wildlife. Her feature story "The Last Real Africa" won a 2007 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel from the Society of American Travel Writers. She is also the author of Forgotten Edens: Exploring the World's Wild Places (1993). She collaborates with husband Frans Lanting from their home base in California.

Dutch-born Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. For the past two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. Exhibits of his photographs have been shown at major museums in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, Madrid, and Amsterdam.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; 25th edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509016
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509015
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 1.2 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,508,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
And yet another 10 star book on nature photography. This is a hard to get title, if you find it buy it. It is absolutely fascinating, I cannot say anything else that hasn't been said by all other previous reviewers. For nature lovers and rainforest addicts, this should be a must have. Bravo, Mr. Lanting!!! Save the jungles and the wonderful creatures of the world!!!!
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Format: Hardcover
This book is quite different to others that I have seen or owned. This is because Frans Lanting has chosen to portray the subject in more of an emotional manner rather than as a more photographically analytical record.

As a result there are images where movement is suggested rather than stated, where colours are seen as washes rather than as clearly defined and where close-ups are seen within backgrounds that create a non-competing frame or mount. There are, of course, plenty of images that are more straightforwardly beautiful portrayals in more conventional ways. Sunset images as an example are simply left to speak as they are.

This is a very fine book indeed. The images are printed at large size and in excellent colour. This essentially is a book of images with minimal script. However, there are thumbnails of all the images at the back of the book and each of these has adequate accompanying descriptive script. This book is a magnificent and unique artistic statement about 'being' in a jungle. In my opinion this is a a 5 star production and should give much pleasure as pure photography as well as capturing the sensation of 'being there'
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Though I will keep the book and do not wish for a refund I find most of the photographs to be of poor reproductive quality. They are not bright but fuzzy, seem out of focus and extremely grainy. I do not find the images to be of the quality as suggested by the book information nor the reviews. So you could say that I am disappointed by this presentation which is probably why it is being sold at a reduced price.
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