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Radio waves: Robert Shaw on Lincoln’s landscapes
Landscape photographer Robert Shaw discusses his latest book images in “Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way: The America Lincoln Knew” this afternoon on “Outside.”
I stretched out for this show. Shaw took the photographs for the book while famed Lincoln historian Michael Burlingame wrote the text.
The show may be a stretch for me and for “Outside,” but it ties into the radically changing landscapes of Illinois and the United States, and ties into Lincoln’s birthiday (the rebroadcast of “Outside” on Sunday will be on Lincoln’s birthday).
There is a nice back story to the iconic cover image, too.
I loved Shaw’s earlier books, too.
First was “Illinois–Seasons of Light,” a book of Illinois landscapes, but also a study in light and dark.. It appealed to my arty side as much as my wild side.
That was followed by “Windy City Wild–Chicago’s Natural Wonders,” a book that strikes a lot of chords for those of us who wander around Chicago outdoors.
Go to his Wild Perceptions site for a glimpse of those books or to purchase them.
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