Eternal Spain: The Spanish Rural Landscape

Robert Frerck, Author, Alastair Reid, With ABRAMS $75 (176p) ISBN 978-0-8109-3252-4
Dramatizing already spectacular vistas through angle and lighting, these double-page spreads of castles, whitewashed houses, patchwork fields and Roman ruins amid the varied landscapes of the Spanish countryside seem like oversized, exquisitely produced postcards. Freelance travel photographer Frerck often relies on a golden dawn or pink sunset to illuminate the highly detailed and richly colored vistas--a vineyard in the Pyrenees, an Andalusian village embraced by ancient mountains, a Castilian plain. Frerck's dancing children, serene shepherds and smiling elderly peasants in traditional dress seem untouched by adversity. Reid, a staff writer at the New Yorker , shares Frerck's romantic views, lauding Spain's self-reliant village societies in his poetic introduction. With images that could well illustrate old fairy tales, this volume celebrates a rugged land, remote in time. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 08/03/1998
Release date: 08/01/1998
Genre: Nonfiction
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