- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Fifth House Publishers; 1 edition (November 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1897252609
- ISBN-13: 978-1897252604
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,849,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Roads 1st Edition
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"Captures a country that forgot to look at the camera. An honest glimpse of a nation in repose." (Globe and Mail)
"The compelling work of a photographer who feels his country." (Ottawa Citizen)
"A stunning book of photographs of a beautiful land." (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
"Stunning". (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
"Schacter's written observations are as engaging as his often-dramatic images." (Montreal Gazette)
"Schacter's atmospheric photography is crisp". Roads is "a great way to take a cross-country road trip if your budget or schedule don?t allow for the real thing." (Canadian Geographic)
"Striking . . . Schacter's travels across Canada reveal how roads, from highways to local streets, have become the avenue to the vast and natural landscape of Canada." (Ottawa Life)
From the Back Cover
IN A COUNTRY AS VAST AND DIVERSE as Canada, the road is symbolic of those things that connect us: our human urges to conquer, to overcome, to appropriate, to build, to make a mark, to communicate, to connect, to carve out territory, and above all, to get somewhere.
In Roads, Mark Schacter uses the powerful medium of photography to explore these stories of human ambition and the desire to create a shared existence among natural landscapes, at once harsh, desolate, and beautiful. Along the journey, he seeks to capture a sense of place, musing on how roads and their landscapes can reveal aspects of the multi-layered and elusive “Canadian essence.”
Schacter’s photographs-taken on, beside, and above roads all across Canada-are poignant and reflective. Depicting scenes of urban intensity, small-town community, and wild grandeur, the photographs included in this striking collection will take the reader on a road trip along the meandering curves of the Canadian sense of self.
FRONT JACKET: Chamberlain, SK. FRONT FLAP: Angel’s Cove, NL. BACK JACKET: Yukon Highway 2, YK.
“This idea accompanied me as I travelled around Canada. The connecting thread was the road, the ubiquitous sign of human presence in and movement across the landscape.”
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