America’s National Parks
Clyde's inspiration for this book was the Centennial Anniversary of the National Parks. Enjoy 50 years worth of photography in this coffee table book.
A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION In this collection of images from 33 National Parks, Clyde was inspired by the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service’s stewardship. His images mirror the respect and appreciation he has for those who stood up and proclaimed the need to save our environment, and that today we can see portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as it was long ago. Clyde considers himself more of a teacher than a photographer hoping that, by sharing nature’s beauty, others will be inspired to keep it in a natural condition for future generations. Questions or to order by phone 941-486-0811.
Book DetailsHardcover book measures 9” x 9 ½”
Contains 192 semi-gloss pages featuring 124 black and white photographs
Sixteen double page spreads
Stories about each National Park and behind the scenes photos throughout
Copyright Window of the Eye, Inc. 2016
Clyde’s DedicationI dedicate this book to the courageous individuals who stood up to proclaim the need to save our wild places. I dedicate this book to the forward-thinking ones who created the National Parks “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” Their consideration for both the environment and for future generations has given us the pleasure of seeing portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as they were long ago. I dedicate this book to the National Park employees and volunteers of today who work hard to maintain these treasures in healthy condition so that the parks may continue to be a source of solace and peace in our modern world.Celebrating America’s National Parks“These protected provinces have been described, collectively, as “a treasure house of nature’s superlatives—84 million acres of some of the most stunning landscapes anyone has ever seen . . . But they are more than a collection of rocks and trees and inspirational scenes from nature. They embody something less tangible yet equally enduring—an idea, born in the United States nearly a century after its creation, as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical. National parks, the writer and historian Wallace Stegner once said, ‘are the best idea we’ve ever had.’” That best idea, celebrated in the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service’s stewardship, has inspired Clyde Butcher to produce this volume. The images in these pages reflect his “respect and appreciation of those heroes of the past who were willing to stand up and proclaim the need to save our environment so that today we can see portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as it was long ago.” -Donna F.G. HailsonPraise for Clyde“Today the foremost landscape photographer in America is Clyde Butcher, whose immense and shockingly beautiful black and white views of the land make him the only natural successor to Ansel Adams, although he eclipses that father of American landscape photography through his vision and his use of size, clarity, light and composition. Clyde will be one of the greatest photographers in American history. In 2007, the Muscarelle Museum of Art—in recognition of the four hundredth anniversary of America that was celebrated in adjoining Jamestown, Virginia--organized the first major exhibition of comprehensive American landscape photographs by Clyde Butcher. Much of Celebrating America majestically captured the great and public natural lands set aside by the federal and state governments for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this generation and future generations. Through the patriotic generosity of gifts from families such as the Rockefellers, many of the national parks are preserved as the patrimony of the nation and meant for all.” -Aaron Degroft, Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art
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