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The Life & Love of Trees Hardcover – October 14, 2009
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Photographer Blackwell draws on his experience as head of creative development at Getty Images to inspire an international troupe of stellar nature photographers to portray with exquisite artistry trees and forests. The result is a gorgeous, generously proportioned showcase dedicated to celebrating the planet’s longest living entities, “the ultimate survivalists,” and advocating for worldwide protection of trees and forests. Blackwell covers a remarkable amount of information about the lives of trees and their phenomenal contribution to human life in his quote-laced commentary, succinctly concluding, “Without them, there is no us.” While Blackwell analyzes the threats facing forests, and assures readers that every tree planted is a bid for life, the book’s dramatic and surprising photographs dazzle with the astonishing ingenuity, diversity, and beauty, both majestic and intimate, of trees—from close-ups of veined leaves, sculptural roots, and tapestried bark to panoramas of forest cathedrals, trees standing in a froth of bluebells, and trees with limbs raised like sylvan Rockettes. Each tree is a universe to the many life-forms it harbors; each is an oxygen-providing “savior of the planet.” --Donna Seaman
About the Author
Lewis Blackwell founded Creative Review magazine and was world head of creative development at Getty Images for 10 years. He lives in London and Italy.
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I cannot comment on the text; I'm a picture reader. But almost regardless of what the text says, I'd say the pictures make this book stunning irregardless. My only negative comment is that I wish the printing/color quality could be improved to match the quality of the photos/colors. The print quality is good, but not excellent.
This book will now be what I give special people in my life as gifts!!