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Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land 
 
  
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Hardcover 
64 pages 
Aperture 
Published 2001 
  
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Folberg photographs the night sky above his homeland, often as a backdrop but sometimes as the main event, and the resulting images, as science writer Timothy Ferris observes, come closer than most other depictions to rendering the reality of being outside in the dark. It must be said that this is an effect of Folberg's artistry rather than one of verisimilitude to human vision. He develops and prints to highlight a stand of trees, a ruined temple, or a rock formation as it probably wouldn't be to the naked eye; he double exposes to increase the intensity of stars; and the visual textures he produces often make these black-and-white pictures seem subliminally colored. These are very careful, painstaking artworks. None are printed smaller than eight inches square here, and none fail to evoke the quietness, coolness, and spaciousness of night, and in the starscapes, the preternaturally still depths of astronomic space. And there isn't one that doesn't make one wish the book were bigger, perhaps elephant-folio size. Ray Olson 
  
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Neil Folberg, a former student and colleague of the late Ansel Adams, is widely known for his landscapes and images of "built environments." Born in San Francisco and raised in the mid-west, Folberg has lived with his family in Jerusalem since 1976. Timothy Ferris is the bestselling author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way. 
  
 
  
 
  
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This series of new and compelling night images of the ancient land and skies of Israel offers the viewer mystical points of entry and departure. The world depicted in Celestial Nights is composed of a delicately constructed order where earthly elements and the heavens mirror each other. Folberg emphasizes the singular and poignant presence of objects against the backdrop of the infinite. His photographs describe places where the spiritual is at once near, imprinted in the forms of the arid landscapes, and far away in the dark, starlit recesses of space.
 
  
 
  

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