Yosemite in Time.
Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers.
Photographs by Mark Klett, Rebecca Solnit, and Byron Wolfe.
Trinity University Press,
144 pp., 60 duotone, 15 four-color plates and 6 gatefold illustrations., 12x9¾".
Yosemite is a world-famous location that has attracted photographic greats like Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams, along with members of environmental organizations, mountaineers, and countless tourists. Yosemite in Time puts this landscape and its history in a new perspective, with original photographs and panoramas, together with rephotographs of some of the most enduring images taken at Yosemite and three essays by noted critic Rebecca Solnit. The photographs and essays reconsider the iconic status of Yosemite in America's conception of wilderness, examining how the place was interpreted by early Euro-Americans and showing how our conceptions of landscape have altered and how the landscape has changed—or not—over time. Arresting and incisive, Yosemite in Time explores the environmental and imagistic history, science, and politics of a site that has long captured our collective imagination.