Author(s): A.T. Mann
This stunning volume, with breathtaking images and insightful text, captures magical spaces - archetypal and architectural manifestations of the sacred. Davis and Mann illustrate the many ways in which people have used and understood their sacred landscapes throughout history and around the world, from hillside Celtic oak initiation groves to Megalithic open-air sanctuaries to Macchu Picchu and Oregon's Crater Lake. "Sacred Landscapes" reinforces the imperative for us to rediscover beauty and reaffirm our relationship with nature.
Lynn Davis apprenticed with Berenice Abbott and her first exhibition hung at the International Center of Photography alongside close friend Robert Mapplethorpe. After travelling to Greenland in 1986, she began photographing the monumental landscapes and architectural icons for which she is renowned. Her photographs are included in many permanent collections, including the Whitney Museum, MoMA and Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.