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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wild & Scenic Indiana by Rich Clark and Scott Russell Sanders

     240 beautiful, beautiful pictures
Scott Russell Sanders

With an introduction by Scott Russell Sanders ("This Piece of the Earth We Call Indiana") Wild and Scenic Indiana is a beautiful collection of more than 240 pictures of all parts of (mostly) rural Indiana taken by professional photographer Rich Clark.

Clark moved to Indiana from Colorado and, as he puts it, has "ceased to be amazed at how alluringly beautiful my chosen state is." (pg. 7) Clark has mastered capturing what he calls "Indiana's demure beauty" (pg. 7) and he proudly shows them off on the oversized 12 in X 12 in full color pages.

The book is broken up into chapters based on the physiographic map of Indiana. This means it is based on the major geographical zones of the state. It is an odd way to organize the book, but it does have a certain sense of logic to it.

This is a beautiful coffee table book, one that any Hoosier would be pleased to flip through.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Wild and Scenic Indiana
Reviewed on July 7, 2009.

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