The Sea: An Anthology of Maritime Photography since 1843
An album of classic and contemporary prints devoted to the sea, as seen through the lens of some of the worlds finest photographers. Pierre Borhan has created a book that takes the reader on a voyage that highlights the ocean as a source of auspicious inspiration, of commercial potential, and as the hub of many conquering expeditions. The beauty of this work is its ability to correlate the infinite magnitude of the ocean itself alongside the diversity of major photographic masterpieces from photographers of various nationalities and time periods who possess a poetic resonance that dominates beyond all else. The mystery, adventure, and awe-inspiring beauty of the sea are captured in this volume as never before. Uniting three hundred historical, documentary, and art photographs, from archival works to pictures taken in the present day, The Sea invites the reader to explore the broad appeal of the ocean from a number of striking perspectives, including lonely lighthouses, bustling port towns, early explorations of Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, and abstract compositions of waves, water, and light by some of the worlds best-known photographers. With high-quality reproductions and an attractive box set, this volume offers a lasting tribute to natures most powerful force.