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Still Life free pdf Still Life is a unique and hauntingly beautiful photographic study of the Antarctic huts that served as expedition bases for explorations led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. At the turn of the twentieth century Antarctica was the focus of one of the last great races of exploration and discovery. Known as the 'heroic age', from 1895 to 1917 Antarctic explorers set off from their huts in search of adventure, science and glory but some, such as Scott, were never to return. The World Wars intervened and the huts were left as time capsules of Edwardian life- a portrait of King Edward VII hangs amid seal blubber, sides of mutton, a jar of gherkins, penguin eggs, cufflinks and darned trousers. One of New Zealand's best known photographers, Jane Ussher, was invited by the Antarctic Heritage Trust to record 'the unusual, the hidden and minutiae of these sites'. The Executive Director of the Trust, Nigel Watson, provides a fascinating introduction to the history and atmosphere of each hut and detailed photographic captions. Key points: features Discovery Hut (used by both Scott and Shackleton), Shackleton's Hut and Scott's Hut on Ross Island in McMurdo Sound- unique and intimate glimpse into the lives of Antarctic explorers, a subject that holds great fascination for readers worldwide- large format and seven gatefolds display Jane Ussher's intriguing and evocative photography with stunning impact.

About Jane Ussher

Jane Ussher is one of New Zealand's foremost portrait photographers, best known for the impressive body of work she developed during 29 years as chief photographer at the New Zealand Listener. Nigel Watson is the Executive Director of Antarctic Heritage Trust, which cares, amongst other heritage sites, for the expedition bases left by Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica.

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Author : Jane Ussher
Publisher : Murdoch Books
Data Published : 01 October 2010
ISBN : 1741967392
EAN : 9781741967395
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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