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Klett, Mark 1952-

Works: 69 works in 124 publications in 4 languages and 4,807 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Short films 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Other, Artist, Contributor, Performer
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Second view : the Rephotographic Survey Project( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rephotographic Survey Project is one of those rare events in photo history, like the Farm Security Administration photographs of the 1930s, that provides us with a document of remarkable range and information. Conceived and directed in 1977 by Ellen Manchester, Mark Klett, and JoAnn Verburg, the project burgeoned into a three-year effort to locate and rephotograph the sites of the government survey of photographs of the late nineteenth-century. The staff of the project expanded to include photographers Gordon Burshaw and Rick Dingus, and they rephotographed the pictures primarily of Timothy O'Sullivan and William Henry Jackson, but also of J. K. Hillers, A. J. Russell, and Alexander Gardner. The entire project, 120 pairs of images, is presented here."--book jacket
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, photographer Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in 45 photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires, and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is a powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. Features an essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as "the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid."--Publisher description
Revealing territory : photographs of the southwest by Mark Klett( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this brilliant but strangely unsettling contribution to the field of landscape studies, which accompanies a traveling exhibition, Klett sees people as part of the natural landscape. His photographs (115, five in color) examine the way people have occupied and experienced this land and the evidence they have left of their presence. Patricia Limerick discusses the photographs in light of new definitions of the West, and Thomas Southall traces the evolution of Klett's photography"--Booknews from
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost rivers by Mark Klett( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yosemite is a world-famous location that has attracted famous photographers such as Eadward Muybridge, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams, environmental organizations, rock climbers, and tourists. This book puts the park in a new light, with rephotography of some of the most enduring photos 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, questioning how the park was defined by its first visitors and offering new ideas for an America--and a park--that has changed dramatically since tourists first set foot in Yosemite Valley. Jarring and insightful, this is an intimate reconsideration of a park that millions of people hold dear.--From publisher description
Third views, second sights : a rephotographic survey of the American West( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T. H. O'Sullivan, and William Bell first photographed American western landscapes for geological and geographical surveys. Mark Klett, chief photographer of the Rephotographic Survey Project, revisited and rephotographed these nineteenth-century sites during the late 1970s, presenting 120 pairs of photographs separated by a century of change. Two decades later, Klett organized a new survey team to rephotograph 110 sites. This book presents forty-three pairings from the third survey, documenting two periods of geologic and environmental changes while exploring changing human perceptions of landscape
Traces of Eden : travels in the desert Southwest by Mark Klett( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the tradition of the great 19th century landscape photographers, Klett has produced a beautiful body of work that documents his travels throughout the southwestern states. Klett uses Polaroid materials, writing date and title directly onto each print. Traces of Eden is beautifully printed both in duotone and color on matte stock. Features essays by Denis Johnson and Peter Galassi"
Timothy H. O'Sullivan : the King Survey photographs by Keith F Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clarence King's Survey, undertaken between 1867 and 1872, covered a vast swath of terrain, from the border of California eastward to the edge of the Great Plains. It was the first survey to include a full-time photographer--Timothy O'Sullivan--who produced about 450 finished photographs in large-format and smaller-format stereographs. O'Sullivan's images convey a distinct individual quality of perception, at once direct and laconic, as well as a perfect union of objective fact and personal interpretation. As such, O'Sullivan remains the most admired, studied, and debated photographer who worked on the great western surveys of the 19th century. This handsome and enlightening book aims to enrich and enlarge our understanding of O'Sullivan's pivotal body of western photographs by emphasizing the idea of context. This ambition encompasses several frames of reference: O'Sullivan's best-known images in relation to his larger body of survey work; the function his photographs served in relation to the survey's overall goals and methodologies; and the King Survey itself as a logical part of a complex and prolonged expeditionary endeavor. The volume also includes an essential catalogue raisonné of O'Sullivan's King Survey work."--Publisher's website
Discovery & recognition( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert legends : re-storying the Sonoran borderlands by Gary Paul Nabhan( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving parables and beautiful photographs of the Sonoran Desert on the Mexico-United States border demonstrate and evoke the life that thrives in this apparent wasteland, a place where plants, animals, and people live in true symbiosis
One city/two visions : San Francisco panoramas, 1878 and 1990 by Eadweard Muybridge( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The half-life of history : the atomic bomb and Wendover Air Base by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Hiroshima, Japan a twisted steel dome is grim reminder of a city destroyed by the first atomic bomb used in warfare. It is a history no one dares to forget. Halfway around the globe in the Utah/Nevada border stands another ruin, the airplane hangar inside of which the bomber that carried the Hiroshima bomb was readied for its mission. Wendover Airbase, once the world's largest, now crumbles from neglect. The stories and relics at Wendover describe more than the past, they also point to a historic cycle; to a present filled with new apprehensions that carry the potential for a chilling future. Artist Mark Klett, known for his ongoing exploration of landscape, history and the passage of time through the medium of photography, and William L. Fox, a celebrated science and art writer whose work has focused on human cognition and memory, teamed up to create a fascinating visual and verbal multi-layered portrait of Wendover Airbase and the experience of memory in relation to the use of the atomic bomb by the American military in World War II." -- Publisher's description
The Black Rock Desert by William L Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer and poet William Fox has demonstrated his familiarity with the Great Basin in such books as Mapping the Empty, just as Mark Klett has been documenting the landscape of the American West in his photographic studies. Now these artists turn their combined talents to an appreciation of this desolate corner of North America, where the only change in scenery comes with the shifting patterns of cracks in the earth after seasonal rains." "The Black Rock Desert is an introspective guide to a place so daunting that few dare to venture there alone. For anyone seeking to understand how and why we perceive these deserts the way we do, this book charts the rugged intersection of the American landscape and the human spirit."--Jacket
Saguaros by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Klett has been photographing the deserts of the American West, in particular the beauties of the Sonoran landscape--a desert that sprawls across southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Along with coyotes and tumbleweeds, saguaro cacti are one of the most recognizable (and stereotypical) features of this region. Klett's portraits of these giant desert plants are straightforward and frontal. Klett is known for teasing out the implications of man's presence in the environment: here, vital young saguaros, middle-aged contenders with gunshot wounds and wizened elders are treated as worthy inhabitants. This beautifully produced volume, featuring 40 deluxe tritone images, presents a selection of Klett's most evocative portraits with an essay by acclaimed writer Gregory McNamee
Drowned river : the death & rebirth of Glen Canyon on the Colorado by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963 the waters began rising behind Glen Canyon Dam and 170 miles of the Colorado River slowly disappeared. Environmentalists considered it a disaster and mourned Glen Canyon as gone forever. The Sierra Club joined forces with photographer Eliot Porter to document what would be lost under the dam's waters. But in an unexpected victory that speaks to the pervasive disaster of climate change, the reservoir is now declining and the Colorado River is coming back. Photographers Byron Wolfe (born 1967) and Mark Klett (born 1952), along with writer Rebecca Solnit (born 1961), spent five years exploring the place as expectations and possibilities changed, and the river reemerged at the upper end of the reservoir
Central Arizona Project photographic survey( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographing Oklahoma, 1889/1991 by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken : environmental photography( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital view : a new panorama of Washington, D.C. by Mark Klett( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Cuba : in the footsteps of Walker Evans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles a special project that brought world-re-nowned photographers to Cuba, just weeks before the historic U.S.-Cuba reconciliation, to retrace the footsteps of the legendary photographer and reinterpret his iconic 1930s images at a new historical tipping point." -- Container
Recollecting landscapes : rephotography, memory and transformation, 1904-1980-2004-2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1904 and 1911, botanist Jean Massart (1865-1925) made a series of landscape photos mainly situated in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. They had a didactic purpose: Massart wanted to show the natural vegetation in its landscape context, and the relationship between agriculture and geography. In 1980, Georges Charlier rephotographed about sixty of Massart's landscape images for the National Botanic Garden of Belgium and the Belgian Nature and Bird Reserves association. For each photo, point of view and framing were identical to Massart's. Both series were published and shown in the travelling exhibition Landscapes in Flanders Then and Now. It had to illustrate the impoverishment of the natural environment. In 2003, Labo S, the Laboratory for Urbanism at Ghent University, and the Flanders Architecture Institute commissioned Jan Kempenaers to rephotograph the same landscapes. A fourth series of photos was made by photographer Michiel De Cleene, commissioned by the Province of West Flanders in 2014. Due to the restrictions of rephotography, Charlier, Kempenaers and De Cleene did have only little freedom to express a personal point of view. However, a different emphasis on documentarian, artistic and scientific aspects can be distinguished in their work. Besides their photographic qualities, the four series are in this book considered as part of a 'chronophotographic' collection showing in detail the transformation of landscapes. Since several years, the collection has served multidisciplinary research at Ghent University, in particular on urbanisation and landscape mutations in terms of agriculture, biodiversity, infrastructure, economical development and lifestyles. Photography and research are the two components of this book
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After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost riversThird views, second sights : a rephotographic survey of the American WestThe half-life of history : the atomic bomb and Wendover Air BaseThe Black Rock DesertSaguarosAfter the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fireMark Klett : saguaros
Alternative Names
Mark Klett

Mark Klett American photographer

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