Publisher: North Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111190
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Mark Ruwedel. Essays by Barry Lopez and Ann Thomas. Foreword by Bill Jeffries. Edited by Karen Love. Includes a list of plates and biographies on the contributors. 64 pp., with 35 duotone plates beautifully printed on 100 lb. Lustro Dull Creme Text paper. 9-1/4 x 10 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver.
From the publisher: "Written on the Land presents Mark Ruwedel's ongoing photographic project that looks at the impact of technologies and culture on the land. His subtle yet rigorous, decade-long investigation has resulted in a fascinating accumulation of images portraying not only those devastations we have wrought during our own recent history, through military manoeuvres, weapons testing, resource extraction and cultural modifications, but also the violent intrusion that was the 'conquering' of the west, in particular the building of the railways and the application of new site names by European immigrants and explorers. As well, these beautifully conceived and printed photographs reveal more distant and seemingly gentler transformations to the land, resulting from human activity reaching back to the time of hunter/gatherer societies, to groups that lived along the shores of the long-disappeared Pleistocene lakes."