- Publish Date: May 07, 2019
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Travel - Special Interest - Hikes & Walks
- Publisher: Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 10 x 10
- Pages: 224
- US Price: $50.00
- CDN Price: $67.50
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-6640-3
"Take in the glory of the Grand Canyon from home with this beautifully-shot coffee table book. People who know the Grand Canyon well agree that there are in fact two canyons: the one seen from the top, a lifeless, abstract tableau, and the one experienced intimately at the bottom. The typical rim visitor, one of six million per year, stays from five to seven hours and spends an average of 17 minutes looking at the abyss. River runners, conversely, take it in every waking minute, 100 to 200 hours, depending on the duration of their trip. Literally and figuratively, the river perspective immerses you.
Timed to this park’s centennial, Rizzoli just released The Grand Canyon, by the veteran, official photographer of one of its oldest river outfits, which may be the next best thing to being 'down there.' The foreword by dory boatman and history professor Roderick Nash, author of the environmental classic Wilderness and the American Mind, puts the 175 color photos into their proper context. Several photos taken mid-stream and reproduced as two-page, panoramic spreads offer views closed to hikers, let alone rim walkers a mile above. Blagden’s visual journey evokes memories from your own or whets the appetite for one if you’ve never gone. This paean to a glorious gorge sings the praises of a survivor, a river hemmed in but not broken."
— UTNE Reader
“New and Noteworthy Visual Books: The Grand Canyon: Unseen Beauty: Running the Colorado River. Tom Blagden Jr., a professional nature photographer, documents one of the world’s natural wonders from a raft along the river, rapids and all.” — The New York Times
"In The Grand Canyon — Unseen Beauty: Running the Colorado River, award-winning photographer and writer Tom Blagden, Jr., rafts 277 eye-opening miles of the gorge. From this refreshing, deep vantage point, he photographed bighorn rams, condors, bobcats, great blue herons, rattlesnakes, ancient juniper and mesquite trees, whitewater splashes, waterfalls, cave pictographs and many-hued horizontal striations of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock that formed millions of years ago. As the official photographer for Grand Canyon Expeditions and photographer-author of eight books, Blagden's detailed, color-rich, light-just-right images are astounding." — Forbes.com