The Place No One Knew.
Glen Canyon on the Colorado.

Photographs by Eliot Porter. Edited and with text by David Brower.
The Sierra Club, San Francisco, USA, 1966. In English. 184 pp., varnished four-color illustrations, 10½x13¾".

Signed copies available!

Out of Print

Signed by Eliot Porter on the epigraph page.

Fine condition in Very Good dust jacket (scratching, rubbing, numerous chips and small tears to the edges, but unclipped and intact).



Publisher's Description

Revised Edition (originally published 1963)

An iconic book of great importance to the rise of contemporary environmental activism, Porter's photographs are a eulogy to the stunning texture, light, and rich history of Glen Canyon, which was subsequently flooded and sits beneath Lake Powell.

Mark Klett, Byron Wolfe, and Rebecca Solnit's 2018 image-text project, Drowned River: The Death and Rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado, is an updated response to Porter and Brower's work in the context of climate change.


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