Iceland

Wintertide

David Freese

A unique rendering of Iceland in winter by a renowned photographer and writer.
Publication date:
October 2021
Publisher :
George F. Thompson
Contributor(s) :
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Language:
English
Illustration :
57 color photographs by the author
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781938086830

Dimensions : 229 X 203 mm
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£25.00

Overview
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• This is a collectible small book with an affordable price point that will appeal to tourists and Icelanders alike (because of its subject and the bilingual edition); it deals with the highly relevant topic of climate change and how global warming is affecting Iceland severely; and this is the fourth book by the renowned photographer David Freese, the book is elegantly designed and produced to the highest fine art standards; and the book concludes with an afterword by one of Iceland's most renowned novelists, playwrights, and poets.

When winter snows cover Iceland in a sea of white, this volcanic island is transformed into an enchanting visual masterpiece that precariously rests on two tectonic plates in the North Atlantic just below the Arctic Circle. Ironically, the white blanket reveals more clearly the landscape's incredible geological formations and remote human settlements, eliciting a natural human response of wonderment.

David Freese's profound, ongoing concern for our environmental predicament is once again manifested in his photographs of Iceland. By showing us what humankind is on the brink of losing, his images share and preserve his vision of this unique and special place.

The award-winning Icelandic novelist, poet, and playwright Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir contributes a heartfelt afterword that adds her voice to the persistent warnings and alarms that have gone unheeded by too many for too long. As a citizen of Iceland, her testimony is that of a compelling witness.

A small jewel of a book, Iceland Wintertide becomes a powerful coda to David Freese's Trilogy of North American Waters as the threats and ramifications of a warming climate steadily increase before our eyes. His photographs provide an added inspiration to act even in the face of those who purposefully deny only to protect their special interests.