Book Review: Photographs From The Edge

Photographs From The Edge by Art Wolfe is a brand new photography collection from Amphoto Books. Readers will notices right from the start that this book puts out a very strong National Geographic vibe. Incredible photos of scenery, culture, travel and adventure are on every page. What takes this book above and beyond your average magazine are the stories behind each photograph.

Who knew a picture of Elk could be inspired by M.C. Escher? What are the chances of coming across two brown bears just starting a fight that lasted only a few seconds with saliva flying? With some great planning and some amazing luck, Art Wolfe showcases in these pages his amazing artistic skill behind the camera lens.

This is more than just a collection of photographs. This is a journey.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.



Book Review: Natural Color By Sasha Duerr

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects For Your Home And Wardrobe by Sasha Duerr continues the trend of wonderful new niche books being published on the topic of getting back to basics and self sustainability. What says independence from commercialism and corporate overload more than dying your own textiles and fabrics with plant dyes that are healthier and prettier than the fabric filled with toxic chemicals you purchase from the store? Not much and this book is a perfect place to start for anyone interested in the topic.

While plant dying appears to be a daunting task on the surface, Duerr breaks down each aspect and simplifies the processes in a way that inspires the reader to give it a shot and see what they can come up with. Everything from extracting the color to preparing the fabric is covered in detail. This is one “how to” book that I will be proud to not only use but also display for guests to enjoy. 5 Stars.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.