By Andrew Zuckerman
Chronicle Books, $60, out in October
Feathery portraits on white backgrounds look three-dimensional, like museum exhibits or taxidermy. Disturbing and thrilling.
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Buy the Book: The World from My Front Porch
By Larry Towell
Towell juxtaposes work from war zones with shots of his family and farm. A portrait of rural innocence made possible by Daddy's derring-do.
Buy the Book: Earth on Fire: How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet
By Bernhard Edmaier
Edmaier, a German geologist, spent a decade taking aerial shots of live volcanoes. Result: geologic pyrotechnics in matte finish.
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Buy the Book: Ancient Light: A Portrait of the Universe
By David Malin
Star trails spin like kaleidoscopes. Nebulas resemble nighttime snow. Lunar craters? Rocky acne. Arty space porn, shot with a telescope.
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