by Annie Griffiths - £12.99 National Geographic Society (2016)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781426217265 | ISBN 10: 1426217269
Just as its title indicates, National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs plumbs the depth of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.
Award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt has chosen remarkable images from all of the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, nature. Each chapter showcases a specific aspect of what creates beauty in a photograph, whether light or color, or motion, and illuminates that quality in a splash of large-format images — most of which readers will be able to purchase as prints. Musings on visual beauty from scholars and poets enhance the experience, making this gorgeous collection a pleasure to look at again and again.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2016)