In Wildness


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IN WILDNESS is a vintage classic that pairs passages by writer Henry David Thoreau alongside images by photographer Eliot Porter. Porter and Sierra Club founder David Brower first published this bestselling, and now long-out-of-print, classic monograph in 1962, and it has been often referred to as the very first coffee-table book ever published.

Porter masterfully created color photographs of the New England woods to pair with the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Both Porter and Thoreaualthough they lived a century apart worked endlessly to preserve nature and protect it from manmade interference. The finished collaboration" arrived in an era when environmental causes were not as prominent in the public consciousness, yet the book became an overnight publishing success that lasted many decades in multiple print runs and formats.