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THE POND
John Gossage (photographs) Gerry Badger

Aperture Foundation, 2010
Hardcover
108 pages
52 duotone images
ISBN: 9781597111324

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Consisting of photographs taken around and away from a pond situated in an unkempt wooded area at the edge of a city, the volume presents a considered foil to Henry Thoreau's stay at Walden.

Gossage depicts nature in full splendor, yet at odds with both itself and humankind, but his tone is ambiguous and evoca­tive rather than didactic. Robert Adams described the work as "believable because it includes evidence of man's darkness of spirit, memorable because of the intense fondness [Gossage] shows for the remains of the natural world."


 

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