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Jim Hughes,Lucien Clergue
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978-0925965011
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0925965014
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Iris Publications, Inc.; 1st edition (May 1, 1989)
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FOOTPRINTS OF THE GODS by Lucien Clergue is a 96-page book of landscape photography. All of the photographs are from Point Lobos, CA. Point Lobos is a small coastal park, smaller than Salt Point State Park, and much smaller than Point Reyes.

FOOTPRINTS OF THE GODS by Lucien Clergue is a 96-page book of landscape photography. However, Point Lobos, with its secluded lagoons and cozy miniature beaches, and multiple peninsulas probing the Pacific Ocean is the most beautiful area on the California coastline. However, this book does not include any photos of beautiful areas of Point Lobos.

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Lucien Clergue became familiar with Point Lobos, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, as Ansel Adams' guest. He discovered in the Pacific landscape new forms with which to represent the themes of life and death that have recurred throughout his career. Large color plates of the incredible natural formations of this area are accompanied by an essay by Jim Hughes, author of W. Eugene Smith. Shadow & Substance.

Point Lobos, as Hughes ( Shadow and Substance ) notes, "has become so synonymous with Edward Weston that a beach there bears the legendary photographer's name.

ISBN 10: 0925965006, ISBN 13: 9780925965004. Point Lobos, as Hughes ( Shadow and Substance ) notes, "has become so synonymous with Edward Weston that a beach there bears the legendary photographer's name. French photographer Clergue's ( Eros and Thanatos ) pictures, which he shot over a 12-year period, are a color homage to Weston's all-over sharp-focus technique and to Weston's intense feelings for the area.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780925965004.

The Point Lobos Saga. Good Condition, but some wear and a fold on first page with handwritting. The Point Lobos Saga. Good Condition, but some wear and a fold on first page with handwritting to. (Pre-owned). for details and condition.

French photographer Lucien Clergue’s work is deeply rooted in his home city of Arles

French photographer Lucien Clergue’s work is deeply rooted in his home city of Arles. Show artist insights.

With Jim Hughes) Footprints of the Gods: The Point Lobos Saga, Iris . The later books, including Footprints of the Gods: The Point LobosSaga, have the same roots.

With Jim Hughes) Footprints of the Gods: The Point Lobos Saga, Iris Publications (Boca Raton, FL), 1989. SIDELIGHTS: Lucien Clergue is a prominent photographer who is particularly known for his striking portraits of nudes. He studied basic photography techniques in the late 1940s, while he was still a teenager, and executed his first series of photographs in the mid-1950s.

Lucien Georges Clergue was a French filmmaker, author, and photographer known .

Lucien Georges Clergue was a French filmmaker, author, and photographer known for his masterful compositions and innovative use of light and shadow. Lucien Clergue and Cocteau would collaborate on several books, with Clergue supplying the photographs and Cocteau producing the text. Among their books are Poesie der Photographie, Toros muertos, Numero Uno: A Portrait of Antonio Ordonez in Twenty-Four Photographs, and Le Testament d’Orphee. Footprints of the Gods: Point Lobos Saga. 65006/?tag prabook0b-20.

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  • FOOTPRINTS OF THE GODS by Lucien Clergue is a 96-page book of landscape photography. All of the photographs are from Point Lobos, CA. Point Lobos is a small coastal park, smaller than Salt Point State Park, and much smaller than Point Reyes. However, Point Lobos, with its secluded lagoons and cozy miniature beaches, and multiple peninsulas probing the Pacific Ocean is the most beautiful area on the California coastline. However, this book does not include any photos of beautiful areas of Point Lobos. Instead, this book focuses on stone formations that are weird, anthropomorphic, and in a couple of instances, frightening.

    TAFONI. The most distinguished weird stone formation on the Pacific coast is tafoni. However, Point Lobos does not contain much tafoni. The book contains only one photo showing tafoni. The best tafoni on the Pacific coast can be found at Bean Hollow State Beach and Salt Point State Park in California, and at Point Arago in Oregon. I have taken photographs at Point Lobos, using a 35mm camera and also using my 4X5 wooden field camera. Also, I have exhibited my tafoni photographs in a 1-man exhibition of some twentyfive 20 inch by 25 inch color prints. This exhibit was at Coyote Point Museum in Menlo Park, CA.

    ANTHOPOMORPHIC THEME. The main point of this book is photographs that are anthromomorphic, that is, that evoke images of people. These are listed below:
    ( 1 ) Bird’s eye view of a man’s head, showing his eyes and nose (page 25)
    ( 2 ) Lips (photos on pages 26-27, 31, and 48)
    ( 3 ) Man’s profile (pages 29 and 72-73)
    ( 4 ) Shadow of a man’s profile (page 33)
    ( 5 ) Red-colored ghost (page 36)
    ( 6 ) Man’s weenie (pages 46 and 47). There are two entirely different weenies, one on p. 46 and the other on p. 47.
    ( 7 ) Large breasts with man’s weenie entering the woman’s vee-jay-jay (page 47). I have taken a photograph of this exact same stone formation, using my 4X5 camera, where I took the photo on an overcast day. Mr. Clergue’s photograph was taken in bright sun, and apparently his goal was to place an emphasis on the large size of the breasts. However, this image works better on an overcast day.
    ( 8 ) Crazyman (pages 81 and 85)
    ( 9 ) Valentines heart (page 60). I have done extensive photography of Valentines hearts. Joshua Tree National Park has five boulders, each about 15 to 20 feet high, that all are in the exact shape of a Valentines heart. You can see these photographs on my FACEBOOK page, “Tom Brody Landscape Photography.” I have also taken a photograph of a Valentines heart embedded in a tupelo gum tree. This tree is at the eastern edge of Weston Lake in Congaree Swamp in South Carolina. My Facebook page also shows this swamp-heart.
    ( 10 ) Fire-breathing dragon (pages 62-62). This is a great fire-breathing dragon, and it resembles Chinese scroll artwork.
    ( 11 ) Skull (page 66-67). There is a much better skull at Bean Hollow State Beach. This skull is made of tafoni and it is flush with the stone surface of the upper part of the beach. The skull at Bean Hollow State Beach looks 100% exactly like a human skull. The size of this skull is four feet, from top of the skull to bottom of mandible. This skull photo was part of my 1-man show at Coyote Point Museum.
    ( 12 ) One-eyed frowning man (page 71)
    ( 13 ) Profiles of amphibians (pages 77 and 79). It is a bit of a stretch to characterize these shapes as humanoids. They are more like amphibians, or perhaps like a human fetus.

    SALVADORE DALI-LIKE MAN. The most striking photograph is an anthropomorphic image, which includes an eye, pupil, hair on top of head, cheek with freckles, nostrils, and a huge open mouth. Inside the huge open mouth is a concretion, where the concretion has a stone formation draped over it. The stone formation that is draped over the concretion resembles a strip of molten lava. The freckles are actually tafoni. The hair is actually a naturally-occurring wall made of crooked stone, where this stone wall is about 15 feet behind the face. The eyeball (gray-colored) resides in a naturally-occurring cavity in the stone, and the pupil (black colored) is another cavity that resides in the eyeball. The mouth occupies about a quarter of the entire photograph, and it is a large oval-shaped depression in the stone. And as if that were not enough, the sky is dark blue and there is an array of about 25 parallel lines of whispy clouds. The whispy clouds extend from the foreground to the distance. The overall effect is surrealistic.

    ATTACHED PHOTOGRAPHS. Attached are two of my photographs, which I took with my 4X5 camera. The Valentines heart is from Joshua Tree National Park. The other picture, shows a stone formation at BEAN HOLLOW STATE BEACH, where the formation is made of tafoni. This photograph is supposed to look scary, and I like to imagine that it is a 12-foot high insect. As far as tafoni stone formations that are beautiful, or weird, or scary, Bean Hollow State Beach and Salt Point State Park have so much, much more to offer than POINT LOBOS. I have no idea why Mr. Clergue decided to publish a book on Point Lobos stone formations, instead on the much greater variety of stone formations found at these two other locations on the California coast. Anyway, my own devotion to anthropomorphic stone formations explains, in part, why I was able to warm up to Mr. Clergue's landscape photographs.

  • If you are interested in the connections between Egyptian and South American pyramids, this points out some interesting clues.
    The first half of the book has too many descriptions of the personal travel routes and transportation methods of the author and partner but Part IV is worth keeping this book on the shelf. It gives references to worldwide examples of the Noah's Ark and other other common legends from pre-history that speak of an ancient advanced civilization before our recorded history.

  • Well! Well! More nonsense from the finder of the lost Ark. The list of absurdities nonsense, miinterpretations and outright rubish would take many volumes. But suffice to say the rot about Teotihuacan was enough to turn me off. The "face" on Mars turns up again. Now that the "face" has been shown to be a natural feature will we hear a little humility? I doubt it. I strongly recommend that this book be used only as a door stop.

  • Since conventional science accepts only that which cannot be doubted it overlooks many intriguing possibilities. For instance it has answer for the assertion that the sphinx shows signs of water erosion. The author supplies evidence evidence that about 10,000 B.C. something terrible happened. Conventional cannot deal with the intriguing possibilities that this presents. But science, by insisting on doubting til they can doubt no more, has too often thrown out the baby with the wash.

  • Antartica land mass was mapped before the ice formed there. This map was in Italy long before Columbus claimed to have discovered America. Very interesting and informative reading. One big mistake --- I believe the book is more then 96 pages as stated, more like 396. A grave error.