David Muench's National Parks (Paperback)

By David Muench (Photographer), Ruth Rudner (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

Graphic Arts Books, 9780882409085, 232pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2013

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Description

Award-winning photographer David Muench captures the popular and iconic national parks that millions of Americans love and cherish as well as the lesser-known places and wilderness areas where few traveler's venture. Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks. Foreword by Tom Kiernan, President, National Parks Conservation Association. These amazing photographs include Great Smoky Mountains NP, the Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP and Yosemite NP to the more remote parks like Channel Islands NP off the coast of California and Kenai Fjords NP in Alaska plus hundreds of other unique images of the 54 national parks that David Muench has photographed.



About the Author

David Muench is a landscape and nature photographer known for portraying the American western landscape for half a century. He is the primary photographer for more than fifty books and his work appears in many magazines, posters, and private collections. His 4 x 5 large-format camera is as much a part of him as his innovative eye. He has lately been experimenting with digital cameras as a result of his work photographing World Heritage Sites for UNESCO and Panasonic. For him, every photograph is a journey in perception, an exploration in seeing.

Ruth Rudner is an outdoor writer, former horse-packing guide, and erstwhile ski bum. Her work has appeared in the Leisure & Arts section of the "Wall Street Journal," in "Wilderness," "Outside, ""Field & Stream," "Parabola," "Arizona Highways," and numerous other publications. Among her ten previously published books are "Windstone," with her husband, David Muench, "A Chorus of Buffalo," "Partings and Other Beginnings," and "Ask Now the Beasts."


Praise For David Muench's National Parks

“Muench’s international reputation derives from an unflinching embrace of nature’s nuances. He engages the primal landscape across all the human fronts: as thinker, dreamer, seeker, lover, lifelong friend.”
                  —James Lawrence

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