Photographs of Maine

 

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An Image of Monhegan, Platinum Prints, by John Kleinhans
The island, which has no automobiles or even paved roads, has an unsullied quality that quite naturally evokes another time; in these platinum prints, with their plush shadows and phosphorescent highlights, this pristine quality becomes almost preternatural.  And the things of Monhegan -- the scored rocks, and swept grasses in harsh noon light; the prim white houses wraithlike in the fog-speak for themselves with grave eloquence in Kleinhans' photographs. Having An Image of Monhegan is the next best thing to being there. Paperback. Amazon.com

 

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Maine : The Seasons, by Terrell S. Lester, Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Richard Russo, and Elizabeth Strout
Photographer Terrell S. Lester presents rich images of his adopted home state in Maine: The Seasons. With essays by Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Richard Russo and Elizabeth Strout, the 120 full-color photos of Maine in all its natural and cultural glory and nuance will make residents proud and potential visitors covetous. Beattie, a half-year resident, writes, "Maine is a serious place masquerading as a summer paradise," articulating something intangible also evoked by these photos of struggling mom-and-pop fishing businesses and untouched landscapes, something that modern visitors and homeowners increasingly crave as it slips from sight: authenticity, as opposed to quaint- making gentrification.  Hardcover.  Amazon.com

 

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The Coast of Maine : An Informal History and Guide, by Louise Dickinson Rich, Samuel Chamberlain
A photographic history of the coastal areas of Maine.  Paperback.  Amazon.com

 

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Maine : A View from Above, by Charles Feil
This soft cover pictorial of the State of Maine is filled with aerial photographs of the Pine Tree State from Fort Kent to Kittery.  The four seasons are depicted in their colorful splendor as they can only be seen in Maine. The author/photographer has captured the true essence of the Stae's beauty. A must have for all who love Maine; both natives as well as those "from away."  Paperback.  Amazon.com

 

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Night Train at Wiscasset Station, by Lew Dietz and Kosti Ruohomaa
Part chronicle, part credo, this book neatly sketches the character of Maine.  While it can be playful, even comical, itís as direct and as illuminating as late-winter sunlight. Lew Dietz's words, interspersed with Kosti Ruohomaa's photographs, paint a picture of a time gone by in a state that can be beautiful, haunting, desolate and welcoming all at the same time. Paperback. Amazon.com

 

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Maine Coast (Portrait of America), by George Putz
Introduces readers to the delightful towns steeped in American history and the hundreds of islands surrounding the Maine coast, combining colorful photography and informative text in a celebration of the area's natural beauty.  Hardcover.  Amazon.com

 

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Down East Maine : A World Apart, by Frank Van Riper
The photographs are splendid ó powerful and evocative, and the flavor of Maine is intense.  Hardcover.  Amazon.com

 

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Maine : Postcard Edition
A book of 21 postcards depicting the state of Maine. Paperback. Amazon.com