Glens of Silence: The Landscapes of... the Scottish Clearances.
During the last years of the eighteenth century and the first
half of the nineteenth, tens of thousands of Highlanders were
forcibly removed from land on which their families had lived
for generations. Often evicted in the most autocratic and brutal
manner, they were moved to marginal and unworkable areas, often
on the coast, while the land from which they were wrenched was
given over to large-scale sheep farming. Many were subsequently
forced to make new lives for themselves in the Lowlands or colonies
after their failure to make any kind of living on such unproductive
soil - a dismal situation which was compounded by the potato
famine of 1846. Stunning colour photographs depict the actual
townships as they are today and the landscapes from which so
many were banished, each conveying not only the natural beauty
and colour of some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, but
also capturing the spirit of these places that witnessed such
traumatic and shattering events.
The Landscape of Scotland.
In a book filled with breathtaking images, Craig McMaster has
captured the essence of Scotland's wild landscape. From Rannoch
Moor and Glencoe to Ardnamurchan, Torridon, Glen Affric, Arran,
Iona and beyond, Craig explores towering mountains, secluded
coves, enigmatic stone circles, dramatic skies and hidden lakes.
The Wild Places.
This latest collection of panoramic photographs by award-winning
photographer Colin Prior celebrates the breathtaking scenery
of Scotland's wildland areas. It follows the longstanding success
of his earlier book Highland Wilderness. Whereas Highland Wilderness
focused on the issues involved in conserving the Highlands,
this time Prior presents a mature reflection on the space and
silence of those wild places, a salutory reminder to people
that even in today's world such places do exist. His remarkable
images encourage stewardship of the Highlands by inspiration
rather than rhetoric.
Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland.
A collection of lavish photographs celebrates some of Scotland's
most scenic glens and lochs, in a tribute that features such
subjects as the picturesque fishing village of Auchmithie, the
Edinburgh-surrounded community of Dean Village, and the island
port-village of Tobermory on Mull.
Islands of Orkney Colin
Island Guide (Colin Baxter... Photography)
A unique collection of colour photographs of the Hebrides by
the celebrated photographer Gus Wylie. For his monochrome work,
Wylie has been acclaimed by author Michael Russell as 'The best
modern photographer of the Western Isles'. This collection is
a lyrical exploration of the possibilities that colour offers:
a sense of time, and place a feel of the unique atmosphere and
light that can only be found in the Hebrides; of the extraordinary
quality of translucent water upon the freshness of white unpolluted
sands. Wylie has built up the collection using pairs of images
on double page spreads: comparing, for example, the colours
of earth lichen and water in one shot with an image of a crofter
weaving tweed in Harris. The result is a magical, beautiful
collection acknowledges the incredible sensual pleasure of the
of Shetland A collection of images and thoughts on Shetland
life. The book contains pictures of wildlife, landscapes in
all weathers, Shetland folk going about their everyday business
and boats of all types.
Portraits: Scottish Native Farm... Animals Characters and
Landscapes. Portrays in words and pictures every breed of native
Scottish farm animal. The essence of rural life, its people,
places and unsurpassed landscapes This magnificient journey
around every breed of Scottish native farm animal portrays in
words and pictures, the essence of rural life. Full of anecdotal
humour and a deep feeling for the countryside. The vivid images
of landscape and the sights and sounds of nature are frequently
stunning and perfectly complimented by the detailed illustrations
of internationally renowned wildlife artist Keith Brockie. 67
pages of b/w illustrations and 57 pages of full colour.
the Foreground: Scottish Women in... in great Photographs.This
remarkable visual record of women in Scotland brings them into
the foreground, and conveys strengths and humour, hard work,
and above all diversity. Its highlights contrasts of class and
background, of domestic and community environments, of work
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