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Desert to Dream: A Dozen Years of Burning Man Photography, Revised Edition Hardcover – August 23, 2011
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Barbara Traub has been taking photos of the scene for years, considering her role part of the performance. The vivid photos bear witness to the creativity and freedom expressed by participant. This book tells many thousands of words' worth of stories.” MocoLoco
Although finding the surreal at Burning Man may be as easy as finding materialism in Las Vegas, Traub seems to have an affinity for the unusual and the sublime.” Micro Publishing News
Top Customer Reviews
Certainly there are a ton of snapshots now on Flickr, but here are images few alive have captured and a unified body of work from a true professional. Traub's collection is breathtaking in composition, thoughtful in its theme, and unrivalled in scope. Plus the list of contributors is a who's who, from poet-laureate Ferlinghetti, the iconic Spock, and filmmaker Les Blank to the man himself Larry Harvey. Each has something unique to offer, and, when taken together, combine to really capture the kaleidescopic essence of being there.
Every Burner I've shared this book with has been truly impressed. It is a beautifully designed package which is also a great value, and (unfortunately) bound to inspire even more newbies to join the fun.
by Barbara Traub convey the special and unique personality of the annual
Burning Man Festival. They also convey the humanity, sense of community
and the unique artistic sensibilities of the participants. The photographs
are excellent in their own right and are a sensitive mixture of color and
black and white. There are several pictures of nude women and men, which are real tributes to human beauty. Also, toward the end of the book, many of the photographs portray surrealistic images that only an expert photographer like Barbara Traub would be capable of. This book is well
worth the investment, not only for those interested in Burning Man, but also
those interested in photography that is spectacular.
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My son loves this book. He's been planning on going for a few years.Published 7 months ago by michaelvansant
Best Burning Man photo book I have seen. I have purchased multiple copies and given as gifts.Published 21 months ago by Nora Quinn
Finest book on Burning Man I have ever read, bar none. Would totally recommend it for everyone interested in that thing in the desert.Published on June 24, 2013 by James Jacoby
5 Stars!!! Please if you can, get this book. There needs to be more books like this one. Buy it, buy itPublished on August 17, 2012 by Nut case