In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World $49.95
Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first publication of IN WILDNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE WORLD by Eliot Porter, AMMO Books is honored to present a newly restored version of one of photography's most beloved and bestselling titles.
In 1962, photographer Eliot Porter and the Sierra Club founder, David Brower, published this bestselling, and now long-out-of-print, classic monograph that has been often referred to as "the very first coffee table book" ever published.
Porter masterfully created and paired his color photographs of the New England woods with passages by writer Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreau—although they lived a century apart—constantly worked to preserve Nature and protect it from manmade interference. The finished "collaboration"arrived in an era when environmental causes were not in the public consciousness, and yet the book became an overnight publishing success that lasted many decades with multiple print runs and formats.
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) was an icon of American photography, most often associated with his outstanding, large-format, color photographs of the natural world. Porter began his education at Harvard University but left the school to devote his life to his photography and to champion the cause of the environment, long before such matters were recognized as important.