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Anthropology of Turquoise : Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone - 02 edition

Anthropology of Turquoise : Reflections on Desert, Sea, Stone (ISBN10: 0375708138; ISBN13: 9780375708138)
ISBN13: 978-0375708138
ISBN10: 0375708138

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0375408854
ISBN10: 0375408851

Summary: In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise -- the color and the gem -- to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape.

From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest, we journey with Meloy through vistas of both great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us
look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise seas, and even motel swimming pools. She introduces us to Navajo "velvet grandmothers" whose attire and aesthetics absorb the vivid palette of their homeland, as well as to Persians who consider turquoise the life-saving equivalent of a bullet-proof vest. Throughout, Meloy invites us to appreciate along with her the endless surprises in all of life and celebrates the seduction to be found in our visual surroundings.
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Summary: In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise -- the color and the gem -- to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape.

From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest, we journey with Meloy through vistas of both great beauty and great desecration. Her keen vision makes us look anew at ancestral mountains, turquoise seas, and even motel swimming pools. She introduces us to Navajo "velvet grandmothers" whose attire and aesthetics absorb the vivid palette of their homeland, as well as to Persians who consider turquoise the life-saving equivalent of a bullet-proof vest. Throughout, Meloy invites us to appreciate along with her the endless surprises in all of life and celebrates the seduction to be found in our visual surroundings. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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