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Riassunto: THE DEFINITIVE AND SPELLBINDING RECORD OF SHACKLETON'S LEGENDARY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, IMMORTALIZED ON FILM BY PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER FRANK HURLEY Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 was one of the great feats of human endurance -- one vividly captured in the powerful and dramatic pictures taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer. These images, appearing together here for the first time in print, constitute an amazing body of photojournalism created under the most adverse circumstances imaginable. As this book reveals, however, they are far more than visual reportage; they also are images of great artistry that capture the life-and-death drama that was played out against an arctic landscape of magnificent and terrible beauty. The story told here through Frank Hurley's lens began in the summer of 1914, when Shackleton and his crew set sail from England with the intention of being the first to cross Antarctica from one coast to the other, passing through the South Pole on the way. After five months they reached the freezing Weddell Sea and were within sight of land when the Endurance became trapped in the ice pack. Nine months later, the ship was finally crushed, leaving the crew stranded on drifting ice floes at the end of the earth. What followed is one of the most remarkable survival stories in the history of human exploration. Shackleton's men camped on the ice floes for five months before they escaped in their lifeboats and, after a harrowing five-day voyage, reached Elephant Island, a barren outcrop too remote for any hope of rescue. From there, Shackleton and five other volunteers set out for South Georgia Island andmiraculously reached their destination after traversing 850 miles of the fiercest seas on the face of the planet in an open lifeboat. There they raised help, and three months later, after three failed attempts, Shackleton made it back to Elephant Island with a rescue ship. Incredibly, every single one of his men survived. Almost as incredible is the fact that so much of this drama was captured on film by Frank Hurley, and that so many of these pictures survived. South with Endurance is the first book to reproduce a total of nearly 500 extant photographs, including many remarkable color images that have never been published before. It is also the first to reproduce the photos to a standard and size that display Hurley's work as the art that it is. Drawn from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society in London, the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, and the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, the photographs are complemented by excerpts from Hurley's diary, a chapter about the expedition itself, a biographical essay, and commentary about Hurley's photographic techniques.
From Publishers Weekly: The story of Sir Earnest Shackleton's harrowing 1914 Antarctic expedition has been told many times in Shackleton's own account, in a PBS series and in a recent book focusing on the leadership lessons his journey taught, just to name a few. But in South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917, The Photographs of Frank Hurley, an oversized collection featuring all of the official photographer's pictures (including several previously unpublished color plates), the voyage continues to enthrall. The stark black and white images of the ship and its men caught in an ocean of ice are both beautiful and chilling; photography buffs and adventure lovers alike will relish the images from one who was surely one of history's greatest documentary photographers. 500 photos in duotone and color.
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Titolo: South with Endurance (Ts) Hbk
Casa editrice: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Codice libro della libreria G0747558795I5N01
Descrizione libro Doubleday, Page & Company for P. F. Collier & Son, New York, 1909. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria GrpY1-01
Descrizione libro St Helens Ted Smart /The Book People, 2001. 1st imp this edn. H/b. 4to. Landscape. 320pp. Colour & b/w photographs. Pictorial e/ps. Blue boards. Silver titles to spine. Protected pictorial d/w. Minor shelf wear to edges of book and d/w which is not p/clipped. No prev/owner marks or inscriptions. The story of the Expedition told through the medium of the photographs taken by Frank Hurley the Expedition's oficial photographer. VG+/VG+. Weight 3kg. Will incur additional postage. Please request a post-inclusive quote. Codice libro della libreria 15713
Descrizione libro Ted Smart, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Large oblong format book in VG condition in a VG dust-jacket, now in removable protective sleeve, with some wear and rubbing. Internally clean, illustrated throughout. 320pp. Heavy book which will incur extra overseas postage; please enquire for rates. Codice libro della libreria 12158
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2001. Condizione libro: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 3878463
Descrizione libro Ted Smart, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. An excellent copy of this superb account of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 with Frank Hurley's photographs. This is a very heavy book. The price quoted takes full account of the postage costs within the U.K. but overseas customers might find it cheaper to go there themselves. Codice libro della libreria 000539
Descrizione libro The Book People, St Helens, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Frank Hurley (illustratore). 2001. The Book People, St Helens, 2001. Hard cover. Book Condition : Near fine, like new, appears unread. Absolutley superb photographs by the great Frank Hurley. Very heavy book, please contact the bookseller for postal rates. Book will be sent by UK postal service. Bookseller Inventory #006886 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N/A. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria 006886
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Haydock, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Photography: Hurley, Frank (illustratore). 0747558795 3rd printing. Prior owner inscription to fly leaf. Binding is shelf marked; DJ is complete, a little stretched. Internally the book is as new. Weighs in excess of 2kg, international shipping by quotation. Codice libro della libreria 025660
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: bad. 2722 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00747558795-B
Descrizione libro Smart., St. Helens., 2001. Cloth. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Second Impression. 320pp, photographs. Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 and the photographs of Frank Hurley. Clean and tight. Heavy item which will incur additional postage. 3kg. Size: Landscape Folio. Codice libro della libreria 008050