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North Sea: A Visual Anthology
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James Attlee
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North Sea: A Visual Anthology

James Attlee


Thames & Hudson Ltd

Painting & paintings;
Photographs: collections;
Poetry anthologies;
Anthologies (non-poetry);
Places in old photographs


240 pages

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The nations bordering the North Sea have always been engaged in a dialogue with water. The sea is the source of livelihoods as well as leisure, industry as well as relaxation. Holidaymakers are not the only ones drawn to the seaside: the currency of both painters and photographers is light, and under Northern skies the best light is often to be found where land joins water. In addition, coastal locations often give urban artists an opportunity to observe life in the raw. The North Sea provides the overarching theme for this showcase of vintage and contemporary photography, accompanied by paintings and songs, poetry and prose. Its pages capture both the sublimity of nature and a cast of human subjects, whose lives are placed in perspective by the vastness of the sea. In spite of the changes wrought by history, the fascination of the frontier between land and water remains timeless, and these images stand as a striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it.

Introduction by:   James Attlee
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 284mm,  Width: 237mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   1.770kg
ISBN:   9780500544761
ISBN 10:   050054476X
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Attlee is the author of four non-fiction books, including the highly acclaimed Nocturne and Station to Station.

'A striking testament to the relationship between the sea and the people who live and work alongside it ' - Dundee Sunday Post

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