Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Twin Palms Publishers

I just finished buying my last book for the year when I saw this from Photoeye’s e-newsletter this evening. This will surely be at the top of my list for 2009.

Publisher’s description:

Nearly a decade after the publication of The Architect’s Brother, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison will be releasing their second title which revisits themes explored in the first book including man's destruction and healing of the planet. Shot in color, the photographs also utilize the ParkeHarrisons' early technique of applying pigment by hand, directly to their large-scale prints. Robert ParkeHarrison once again appears as the Everyman of the book’s visual narrative-one who despite the will to effect change, is all too often rendered impotent and ineffectual. The ParkeHarrisons also explore the epic landscape as a metaphor for the state of mankind, particularly alluding to recent natural disasters and their aftermath.

Book: The Architect’s Brother

“Forrest Bed” from the book, The Architect’s Brother
Twin Palm Publishers
©Robert and Shana Parke Harrison

Now on its 5th printing, Robert & Shana Parke Harrison’s The Architect’s Brother continues to be a classic monograph.

21st Editions also published their work under their Platinum series. The first one was entitled Listening to the Earth. The second is called The Book of Life. I had the opportunity to look through them at Photo SF and Photo LA. Both books were delicate and exquisite. I definitely recommend them to serious collectors.