In this lyrical volume, award-winning photographer Joel Meyerowitz and novelist Maggie Barrett journey through four seasons in Tuscany, a region celebrated for its beauty, its bounty, and above all its magnificent light. Meyerowitz first drew acclaim for his remarkable ability to capture subtle qualities of light with the 1978 publication of Cape Light, which went on to become a color photography classic.
This evocative new collection of images and commentary invites readers to experience the essence of Tuscany: sunlight gilding fields of ripe wheat, darkness lowering under summer skies, and townspeople riding their bicycles through the dappled streets. As the pages turn, dormant fields dusted with frost give way to the first struggling shoots of spring and finally to the ripeness of summer and the abundance of autumn. For those who appreciate the beauty of the Italian countryside and for lovers of fine photography everywhere, Tuscany is a personal and loving portrait of a truly unforgettable place.
About the Authors:
Joel Meyerowitz is a Guggenheim fellow and an NEA and NEH award-winner whose photographs have shown in major museums, including New Yorks Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In the fall of 2001 Meyerowitz was granted unprecedented access to Ground Zero, where he captured both the devastation at the site and the dedication of the many workers who toiled there. He has published fifteen books, including Cape Light, A Summers Day, Redheads, Bay/Sky, The Nutcracker, and At the Waters Edge.
Maggie Barrett is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. Her play Give it Up, based on one of her novels, has been performed off Broadway, and she is currently at work on another play.