The Legacy Box SetJoel Meyerowitz
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In this stunning collection of images, master photographer Joel Meyerowitz invites us to discover the hidden pockets of wilderness that still exist within the urban environs of New York City. Meyerowitz honed in on the 8,700 acres within the five boroughs of New York City that still exist in their pristine state, as well as areas within various parks that have reverted to wilderness. In creating work, Meyerowitz has drawn on childhood memories of a New York "green-space—open and wild, alive with rabbits, migratory birds, snakes, frogs,and the occasional skunk—[that] gave me my first sense of natural world, its temperament and its seasons, its unpredictability, and its mystery."
Presented in a custom-designed clamshell box, the limited-edition set contains a copy of Legacy, with a specially designed and produced bellyband; The Hallett, an exclusive limited-edition book exploring the Hallett Nature Sanctuary in Central Park, found only in this set with images not featured in Legacy and printed using HP Indigo digital press; and an archival pigment-ink print made personally by the artist.
Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks
12 x 10 1/2 in.
300 pages plus a four-page gatefold
300 four-color images
Hardcover with bellyband
10 x 8 in.
34 four-color images
Hardcover with tip on image
Central Park, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Autumn 2006
Archival pigment ink paper
Image size: 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Paper size: 10 x 12 in.
Joel Meyerowitz (born in New York, 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 international exhibitions. He is a two-time Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of both NEA and NEH awards, as well as a recipient of the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. He has published over fifteen books, including Cape Light (1978) and Aftermath: The World Trade Center Archive (2006). He lives in New York and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.