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****The Sea

photographs by Philip Plisson

preface by Yann Queffélec

text by Eliane Georges

Reviewed March 8, 2004.
Harry N. Abrams, 2002, New York.  412 pages. 
Available at Sembach Library (OS 551.46 PLI).

Here’s another magnificent book of photographs put out by publisher Harry N. Abrams.  This one is awe-inspiring, with photos taken by Philip Plisson, an official Peintre de la Marine artist for the French Navy.

The photos include lighthouses, coastlines, boats, and the waves of the sea itself.  My personal favorite is a four-page spread of The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.  Already an oversize book with enormous pages, several pages have flaps that open out, giving a view that you have to turn your head to take in.

Anyone who loves the sea will love this book.

Review of another book by Philip Plisson:
Lighthouses of Europe

Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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