New book gives old look to landscape

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New book gives old look to landscape

Landscapes in Glass pays homage to grandfather


Agathla (center) towers more than 1,400 feet over the pastel horizon in this hand-painted lantern slide of Monument Valley. The monolith is the eroded core of a long-extinct volcano, and its Navajo name means "the place of the scraping of the hides." Anglo explorers called it El Capitan, but the arid landscape remained relatively unviewed by white men prior to Ansel Hall's six-year expedition in the 1930s. It is easy to see why Hall chose this medium to showcase the Southwest. The combination of photography and painting can be more beautiful than either art on its own. And, as Hall understood, sharing the Southwest's beauty was the key to its study and preservation.

New book gives old look to landscape


Agathla (center) towers more than 1,400 feet over the pastel horizon in this hand-painted lantern slide of Monument Valley. The monolith is the eroded core of a long-extinct volcano, and its Navajo name means "the place of the scraping of the hides." Anglo explorers called it El Capitan, but the arid landscape remained relatively unviewed by white men prior to Ansel Hall's six-year expedition in the 1930s. It is easy to see why Hall chose this medium to showcase the Southwest. The combination of photography and painting can be more beautiful than either art on its own. And, as Hall understood, sharing the Southwest's beauty was the key to its study and preservation.

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