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|Antarctica: Explorer Series, Vol. 1 |
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BookTech Magazine, October 2003
Spectacular, eye popping, pupil expanding, eyebrow raising, transportational photography. ... An award-winning classic no well-heeled collector should be without.
Millionaire Magazine, Spring 2003
Words do little justice... One would expect ANTARCTICA's contents to adorn an art gallery's walls.
ANTARCTICA is a masterpiece, the most luxurious art book of the year, perhaps the decade. Enhanced by antique book-binding traditions and sumptuous, archival materials, this objet d'art has received 14 international awards for excellence and craftsmanship - more than any other modern book. Ten years of intensive effort have culminated in the release of just 950 books and 50 proofs - a true limited-edition.
ANTARCTICA is forever limited to this one, exclusive edition. There will never be a reprint, a cloth-bound or paperback version. The original printing plates have been shredded and then melted.
Each tome is individually numbered in calligraphy and signed by creators Pat and Rosemarie Keough. H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan has also autographed each tome to verify that all net proceeds will benefit the "Save the Albatross" campaign. HRH Prince Charles hosted the official unveiling of ANTARCTICA.
The 336 pages include 345 images by photographers Pat and Rosemarie Keough. Experts in polar research and art have stated that there is not another published portfolio of Antarctica to equal that of the Keoughs. Each image has been superbly reproduced on luxurious, heavy paper using light-fast pigments and the world's highest resolution lithography.
The tome's weight, at 27.6 pounds in its presentation box, is similar to that of a two-year-old child. The dimensions of the book are 17.25" x 13.5" x 2.5".
All books are sewn and bound entirely by hand in full morocco, a fine-grained goat leather, using book-binding artistry that dates to 15th-century Venice. ANTARCTICA is the first volume to successfully marry the grace of the "classic European" style of fine handing together with the rugged strength and durability of the "split-board" construction techniques. This means that the binding of this incredibly strong yet elegant book cannot be damaged except by purposeful effort! Each copy is presented in a sturdy linen and velvet archival box.