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African Journey: Pete Turner Photographs Hardcover – 15 Mar 2001

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  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Graphis US Inc; 01 edition (15 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888001992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888001990
  • Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 23.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,413,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Photographer Pete Turner documents his journey through Africa from Capetown to Tripoli, covering about 11,000 miles. The 148 dramatic color photographs capture landscapes, scenes of village life, individual people, animals, buildings, and carvings. His foreword provides an eloquent description of his travels and adventures, and his sensitivity to t

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A really beautiful book, stunning photos of Africa, an absolute delight to look at, an excellent coffee table book, easy to pick up and harder to put down !
Arrived in the time frame stated and was well packaged. Happy to recommend this vendor.
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HASH(0x95b99f3c) out of 5 stars A Compelling Journey 4 Feb. 2001
By Rob Atkins - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is a wonderful trip that takes us though the landscapes of Africa, visiting the people and the incredible wildlife, seen through the lens of one of the world's greatest photographers. Turner is a master of color and light, and he fell in love early in his career with the richness of the African continent. To spend time with this book is to be his travelling-companion, visiting ancient temples, witnessing animals in their world, crossing the Sahara and spending time in villages, getting to know the proud people who live there. One beautiful image is of a dog sleeping in an Ndebele village, its white paw matching the painted architecture. In images like this, Turner shows us again and again scenes that only his eye and lens could capture.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95b99f90) out of 5 stars A stunningly visual journal of people, landscapes, wildlife 16 Mar. 2001
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Showcasing 148 full-color photographs, and with an informative introduction by photography, fillmmaker, composer and author Gordon Parks, Pete Turner African Journey captures the exotic glamor of a seven-month journey from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt while Pete Turner was on assignment for National Geographic. This is a stunningly visual journal of people, landscapes, wildlife, and visual beauty where the images captured by Turner's camera could easily stand as individual works of high art and hang on any gallery wall. Pete Turner African Journey is a superbly produced and highly recommended addition to any personal, academic, professional, or community library photography collection.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95fc0f90) out of 5 stars Under the African Sun 31 Jan. 2001
By Dale M. Brown - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Pete Turner has often been called a photographer's photographer--but that doesn't mean his work lacks wide appeal. His latest book, Pete Turner African Journey, a 206-page collection of images from seven trips he made to Africa, amply demonstrates his ability to please everyone's eye. Here, with his friendly introduction serving as a guide, he takes you on a tour of his pictures and tells you some of the many stories behind them.
Few photographers have displayed as graphic an approach to the art as Turner or such a strong color sense. His shots of the people, the land and the animals glow with the intensity of stained glass. Graphis, the publisher, is to be congratulated for bringing Turner's brilliance to us--and Turner for giving us this chance to bask with him the warmth of the African sun.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95b9b234) out of 5 stars African Journey, A Hero's Journey 19 April 2001
By Richard D. Zakia - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Anyone familiar with Pete Turner's work over the past years, knows that he is a master magician of color. His new book, Pete Turner African Journey, a collection of color photographs taken over his many years of return travel throughout Africa is magnificent to behold for both its color and content. Pete has a creative passion for color. His connection to color reminds me of a statement by the artist Paul Klee, "Colour possesses me...color and I are one." So it is with Pete who creates his colorful art using a camera and a searching eye. The way he photographs the people, places and culture of Africa is best said in one of the quotes I have by Gordon Parks. " Recording images of serenity and beauty was a matter of devout observance." I can think of no better way to describe the beauty, sensitivity and reverence of Pete Turner's photographs. His photographs are artfully displayed in a beautifully designed book by the prominent designer and friend, Massimo Vignelli. An introduction by another prominent friend, Gordon Parks, pays tribute to Turner for " unforgettable gift that urges me to breathe my own roots." African Journey, is a hero's journey, and an invitation to witness the rich and radiant colors and culture of Africa, the second largest continent on our mother earth.
HASH(0x95b9b1d4) out of 5 stars Pete Turner - Master Photographer 14 April 2013
By Photography enthusiast - Published on
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This book tells Pete Turner's early career story. He made a 7 month journey through Africa starting in 1959. His images are crisp and filled with color. He reveals a world that I have not been exposed to. The narrative of his journey is quite fascinating. I recommend it highly.
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