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« on: October 15, 2008, 07:59:40 AM »

Hello
Can someone can recommend a great book from David Muench? What I particulary like is the way he plays with foreground / background.
Thanks for all
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 10:58:54 AM »

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Hello
Can someone can recommend a great book from David Muench? What I particulary like is the way he plays with foreground / background.
Thanks for all


I have four: Our National Parks, Arizona, California and Primal Forces. The latter two were done with his son Marc. All are great but if I had to buy one, it would probably be Our National Parks. I think Arizona is his most recent work.

Generally, I have found Amazon to offer the best prices.

I hope this helps; I am a big fan of his work too.

Phil
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 12:31:31 PM »

I like Arizona a lot and Plateau Light as well. I don't own Our National Parks but from what I've seen, it's a beautiful book. I'm not so hot on Primal Forces…
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 03:51:13 PM »

I got Nature's America, Primal Forces and Plateau Light, and would advise to go for the latter, maybe also for the quality of reproduction.

I've also mixed feelings about Primal Forces : some very nice images but the layout is a tad on the kitsch side.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 09:34:33 PM »

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I got Nature's America, Primal Forces and Plateau Light, and would advise to go for the latter, maybe also for the quality of reproduction.

I've also mixed feelings about Primal Forces : some very nice images but the layout is a tad on the kitsch side.
There's a lot I like in Primal Forces, but the double exposures are awful and way too gimmicky. Still, the straight images are spectacular.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 06:00:38 AM »

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There's a lot I like in Primal Forces, but the double exposures are awful and way too gimmicky. Still, the straight images are spectacular.
I fully agree with your comment about double exposures. I believe, IIRC,  that in the Arizona book, there's only a couple of double-exposed photos and they work quite well compared to the ones published in Primal Forces.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 04:56:46 PM »

My favorite is still "Ancient America", which I think expresses the best the core of his vision.

Among more recent books, "Our National Parks" (which happens to use two of my images :-)).


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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 02:51:32 AM »

If anyone is still interested in this topic, I just returned from the local Borders.  In their bargain section, they have still-in-shrinkwrap copies of Muench's American Portfolios and Images in Stone for $4.99 each.  I don't know if all stores will have it, but having worked at B & N for quite a few years earlier in my life, I bet many of them do.  If you ask me, it's a pretty good buy.  I just cracked open the first one, and am about to become lost in it!

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 02:52:12 AM »

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If anyone is still interested in this topic, I just returned from the local Borders.  In their bargain section, they have still-in-shrinkwrap copies of Muench's American Portfolios and Images in Stone for $4.99 each.  I don't know if all stores will have it, but having worked at B & N for quite a few years earlier in my life, I bet many of them do.  If you ask me, it's a pretty good buy.  I just cracked open the first one, and am about to become lost in it!
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