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Patterns of the Earth

Art / Photobook
By: Bernhard Edmaier
240 pages, Col photos
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Patterns of the Earth
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  • Patterns of the Earth ISBN: 9780714846798 Hardback Mar 2007 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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Bernhard Edmaier's source book of the extraordinary and abstract natural patterns that occur on the earth's surface features over 500 photographs by this award-winning aerial photographer and author of Earthsong. Craters, pools and islands; rivers, canyons and streams; estuaries, icebergs and salt flats are all categorised by shape and form into clearly defined sections, tabbed for easy access. This book is a fascinating source of inspiration for those working in the creative industries and the arts as well as environmentalists and anyone who marvels at the world around them.


500 images divided into five sections according to pattern, with informative texts that explain how, where and why the formations occur in nature. Bands, Stripes, Ripples, Circles, Spots, Grains Forks, Branches, Webs Curves, Ribbons, Swirls, Spikes, Grids, Cracks

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Bernhard Edmaier (b.1957) trained as a civil engineer and geologist and has photographed the earth's surface for over 15 years. The result of meticulous planning and research, his extraordinary travels take him from the endless deserts of Africa to the ice plains of Iceland and the coral cliffs of the Great Barrier Reef. His abstractly beautiful compositions offer an awe-inspiring view of our planet

Art / Photobook
By: Bernhard Edmaier
240 pages, Col photos
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Media reviews

'These abstractly beautiful compositions offer an awe-inspiring view of the planet...the photographs appear more like art than a geological survey. In fact, it's enough to send viewers into a bit of a trance. And once we've scooped our jaws off the floor, perhaps this book will help us respect this marvelous planet a bit more;

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